Private Schools

 

There is a lot of debate in the community about public schools vs private schools when it comes to secondary education. This debate can, at times become very emotive as all parents want the best for their children. Melbourne has an impressive array of private schools and they cater for a wide variety of individual needs. The number of students in private schools has escalated over the past decade as parents have seen huge benefits in enrolling their children in private schools.

As was noted by Fred Argy, former federal policy advisor on the University of WA website:

“ Children in private schools enjoy cumulative advantages by interacting with other children who have well-educated and ambitious parents Public schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged kids (which applies to most of the smaller schools) offer less favourable peer pressures, school facilities and buildings and have more difficulty attracting good teachers”

Melbourne,Sydney and Perth are spoilt for choice, with some of the best private schools in Australia and navigating through the options can be very difficult, as they all have something worthwhile to offer.  The benefits of a private school are many and can include improved academic performance, access to a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, excellent facilities and quality teaching. Choosing the best matched private school is a very important decision, which can be daunting if you are trying to do it without professional advice.

 

 

 

 

 

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