I would have to agree that a good state school is trumps said she with 2 kids in private primary (22- 25 in a class) fortunatly its a modern one with sports uniform not the hidious get up my kids laugh at on the way to school poor kids tripping over skirts too long ect the state primarys around here were not appealling (torrensville and flinders park) although was very impressed by the teachers at flinders everything else needed help!! so picked the best school I could get them into and we could get to (I dodn't drive) just happened to be private hubby hates paying for the amount of religion they learn would rather extra science lessons ect I have done extensisve researce into high schools (friend of a friend who is a teacher and visited 5 high schools myself) my daughter will be going to adelaide high which is considered a top state school and does meet her needs if she hadn't gained access to adelaide she would have gone to nazareth high and had to take religon as a compulsory subject till finished school so to say that kelly feels she had a lucky escape from enforced mass and a simply horred uniform (brown and yellow stripes) is an understatment but other high schools in the area are not for her she hated underdale (we all agrreed) and henley was ok but didn't meet her needs but did like several of the things that school offered
sorry to ranble but its a subject that has taken alot of my time and not why I moved here!!!! but feel that my kids deserve the best but the best is defo not about how much you pay!
ps have met some very nice parents and only one to two jones's x