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Old May 11th 2010, 1:41 pm
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Don't know if I completely agree as we've had to deal with bullying against our 9yr old daughter. Overall, she is settling in quite well despite this.
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With regards to education, I'm not so sure. When we first arrived we thought we'd be happy putting the kids in state (public) education, but are now considering (expensive) private school. Not specifically base on the level of education, but on everything else.

We are worried after hearing 'horror' stories. For example, a primary school kid (aged 6) wondering off school premises and (luckily) going home, then the school being surprised (having not identified the child as being missing) when the parent calls them an hour later (and this school scored well on the myschool website ).
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With regards to education, I'm not so sure. When we first arrived we thought we'd be happy putting the kids in state (public) education, but are now considering (expensive) private school. Not specifically base on the level of education, but on everything else.

We are worried after hearing 'horror' stories. For example, a primary school kid (aged 6) wondering off school premises and (luckily) going home, then the school being surprised (having not identified the child as being missing) when the parent calls them an hour later (and this school scored well on the myschool website ).
I don't think that is an epidemic particular to Australian schools though
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I don't think that is an epidemic particular to Australian schools though
Then the same could be said about the article in question?
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Then the same could be said about the article in question?
A survey vs one incident
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Question Re: Australia best place for expat kids

Originally Posted by paularn View Post
http://www.theage.com.au/executive-s...0312-q2h4.html

Don't know if I completely agree as we've had to deal with bullying against our 9yr old daughter. Overall, she is settling in quite well despite this.
I have heard the same stories in US (Texas schools).When I was in virginia people used to give same remarks about VA schools. My child is going to private school.Although public is cheaper but public have tough admission criterias and I heard lot of horror stories...
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