My children both go to brilliant private schools in the UK which is high in academics as well as pastoral care with small class sizes and a warm environment. I am not a pushy parent at all, but I do know that the private schools in the UK far outweigh the state schools in terms of lwhat they are taught, how much etc as I have spoken with many teachers who have worked in schools in both sectors. I would like my kids to go to private school in Perth but the waiting lists are enormous! I have heard that the Australian education system is more advanced than the UK and that the state schools are really very good. Is there anyone out there that has experience of both, either as parent, teacher or pupil, that could offer me their knowledge on the pros and cons of each?
It is a huge move to Australia as you all know and of course I am looking forward to what is hopefully a better life. However, I must say that I am concerned about taking my children out of the privately educated british education system into the state australian education system. I am sure that is more to to with old fashioned ideas than what is presently the case but any help would be greatly appreciated,