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Thread: Private vs Public Schooling
April 29th, 2013 01:18 AM #46
A few posts ago, someone agreed that girls do better in girls schools, but couldn't find any evidence for this being the case for boys in boys schools. That's because it's not! Can't remember where I read it, but I think the general consensus is that girls do better academically in girls schools and boys do better in co-ed schools. I'm sure there's research out there online somewhere! If I come across anything, I'll link it. Oh, and regarding "boys" subjects and "girls" subjects, there's generally a much larger cohort of boys in subjects such as advanced maths and physics. I've never heard them referred to as "boys" and "girls" subjects, but, when there's a large number of boys making up the class, girls are less likely to want to participate. I had this experience as a student myself when I pulled out of a sports class when I realised I was the only girl. Same for boys in subjects such as dance or home economics. I actually taught at Year 12 dance class today and was pleasantly surprised to have a boy in the class (probably the best dancer of the lot of them!).
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April 29th, 2013 07:35 AM #48Member
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- Apr 2013
- Qld, Australia
Although our son is only 2 I have already given this topic alot of thought. I went to a public primary & high school and niether I nor my parents had any problems with it. However we lived in a very small farming community (there were only 5 students in my grade for most of my primary schooling years) so everyone knew each others families very well. Everybody was of the same farming/ somewhat christian background. I now live in a bigger town and while I dont have any concerns about the education provided at public schools, I do worry about the kinds of friends my child will be making. I dont want to have to say "no you cant have a sleepover at little johnnys house" because Iv heard his parents are drug users. I dont mean to sound judgemental and I know this could potentially happen at any school but where I live the private schools tend to be alot smaller so you can get to know all the other families better.
April 29th, 2013 08:17 AM #50Married to my love since August 2001
My lovely bunch of coconuts;
Sebastian Elihu (7/02)
Bronwen Eliza (2/04)
Linus Ezra Graham (9/06)
Violet Leona (1/09) and
Wolfgang Levi (3/13)
Always missing our Felix Emmanuel (10/10-10/10)
April 29th, 2013 10:53 AM #52
Anything but Catholic.....Excludes my top 7 girls and top 7 boys names.
girls reserve list - Lucia(loo-see-a) - Orla -Kitty (katherine) - Iris - Celia - Ilona(ee-low-na)
boys RL - Caspar - Tristan - Rowan - Charles (not charlie)
Note: Official names in brackets and they are just that 'official'.
April 29th, 2013 11:55 AM #54~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.