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Old Jan 29th 2015, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by The Weezer View Post
In most of the areas I mentioned, you might consider sending the children to schools out of district.
Can I ask why that would be a consideration?
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Old Jan 29th 2015, 8:08 pm
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Can I ask why that would be a consideration?
I can only give my opinion based on my personal experiences. I worked in several South Auckland schools. I saw too much aggression and apathy among the students, and too much racism from the teaching staff.

We send our child to a school in a different district. It means a commute twice a day, but we feel it's a necessary burden.

We're by no means the only family that commutes to offer our children better schools:

Parents want better local school | Stuff.co.nz

"Parents are not sending their kids to local schools because they feel they don't have good choices," Clayton Park principal Paul Wright said."

"Almost 7000 high school students live in the suburb but only about 4000 attend a local school."
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Old Jan 30th 2015, 9:46 am
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I can only give my opinion based on my personal experiences. I worked in several South Auckland schools. I saw too much aggression and apathy among the students, and too much racism from the teaching staff.

We send our child to a school in a different district. It means a commute twice a day, but we feel it's a necessary burden.

We're by no means the only family that commutes to offer our children better schools:

Parents want better local school | Stuff.co.nz

"Parents are not sending their kids to local schools because they feel they don't have good choices," Clayton Park principal Paul Wright said."

"Almost 7000 high school students live in the suburb but only about 4000 attend a local school."
Even the upper end suburbs like Kohimarima/Mission Bay have had similar issues because the high school for the area has been historically poor.
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Old Jan 30th 2015, 7:36 pm
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Even the upper end suburbs like Kohimarima/Mission Bay have had similar issues because the high school for the area has been historically poor.
This is what concerns me about the north shore, although a school called Kirstin seems to have high recommendations.
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Old Jan 30th 2015, 9:42 pm
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This is what concerns me about the north shore, although a school called Kirstin seems to have high recommendations.
Funny that, considering the North Shore has some of the best schools in Auckland. Rangitoto, Westlake Girls, and Boys, Takapuna Grammar, Carmel College and even Long Bay College all have excellent reputation, so I really do not know what you are on about.
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Old Jan 30th 2015, 10:06 pm
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Funny that, considering the North Shore has some of the best schools in Auckland. Rangitoto, Westlake Girls, and Boys, Takapuna Grammar, Carmel College and even Long Bay College all have excellent reputation, so I really do not know what you are on about.
Seriously they have not made it on our short list.
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Old Jan 30th 2015, 11:05 pm
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Seriously they have not made it on our short list.

Haw, haw haw *rich persons laugh*

The usual kind of smug comment we come to expect from you; I think we already established that you live in a different world to the majority.

The OP is asking about 'reasonably affordable' so not likely to be considering private schooling but nevertheless I think the results can allay any fears about the adequacy of schooling on the North Shore. None of them make the grade of 'historically poor':

The Best Schools in Auckland 2014 • Metro Magazine

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Have to agree I'm not sure there's a bad school north of the bridge although personally I found Westlake Boys to be somewhere I would never go near ever again, but that's a whole different story.
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Old Jan 31st 2015, 4:27 am
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Yes, indeed private schooling will be out of the question for us.
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Old Jan 31st 2015, 9:33 am
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Seriously they have not made it on our short list.
God forbid you dont want to be mixing with the riff raff





I like your posts, they remind me why I left Auckland,
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Old Jan 31st 2015, 9:54 am
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I wouldnt worry too much Perry. I think that boy who topped the Cambridge exams in 2 subjects was from plain old Avondale College.
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Yes, he was top in the world in the Cambridge exams in two subjects and top in New Zealand in the other two. Avondale is a decile 4 school in west Auckland

Top of the world: Kiwi whiz kid nails Cambridge exams
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Old Feb 1st 2015, 2:56 am
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I would avoid the so called 'top' schools, there are many reasons why the others in my opinion actually offer a more rounded education
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