Little Things You Hate

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
I used to enjoy this when I had time. Another personal favourite is say “hang on I’ll get my mum/dad” and then hand the phone to the kids to continue the negotiation.
Until the kids download the app they want or hand over passwords and CC numbers :oops:
My daughter, particularly is bloody credulous about being sucked into stuff. I’m on the Commitee at her school having input into the curriculum. I’m lobbying for critical thinking component for all kids. Being a catholic school, they probably don’t want that.
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
I used to enjoy this when I had time. Another personal favourite is say “hang on I’ll get my mum/dad” and then hand the phone to the kids to continue the negotiation.
Until the kids download the app they want or hand over passwords and CC numbers :oops:
My daughter, particularly is bloody credulous about being sucked into stuff. I’m on the Commitee at her school having input into the curriculum. I’m lobbying for critical thinking component for all kids. Being a catholic school, they probably don’t want that.
Who are you?

And what have you done with Craig?

And, yes they do. Critical of Homosexuals, abortion, free choice, anyone who isn't in their cult, sexual abuse laws....

it's a nice bridge...
Well…I’m not sending them to Mt Clear SC…..or paying $20k+ for the private schools. I’d rather they pretend to worship Jebus a few hours a week.
 

Knuckles

Lives under a bridge
Until the kids download the app they want or hand over passwords and CC numbers :oops:
My daughter, particularly is bloody credulous about being sucked into stuff. I’m on the Commitee at her school having input into the curriculum. I’m lobbying for critical thinking component for all kids. Being a catholic school, they probably don’t want that.

Well…I’m not sending them to Mt Clear SC…..or paying $20k+ for the private schools. I’d rather they pretend to worship Jebus a few hours a week.
Mt Clear will harden them up.

Quinn might even start pedaling....and think if all the free hubcaps they'll bring home at 3am on a Wednesday after a 3 day binge drinking bender that the school organised as extra curricular activity.

it's a nice bridge...
 

HamboCairns

Let you google that for me
I'm grateful we have decent state run schools with good investment. I couldn't stomach wasting my child's time worshiping a sky fairy when they could be doing sports or learning a new language.
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
I'm grateful we have decent state run schools with good investment. I couldn't stomach wasting my child's time worshiping a sky fairy when they could be doing sports or learning a new language.
You haven’t met the principal at Mt Clear. The options are to go where you are zoned or pay up. The catholic option is actually pretty good if you can tolerate the god bothering bit. From my work perspective, I have to deal with all the schools in the region. I can assure you that paying $20,000 or more doesn’t guarantee I panacea for good education.
 

ozzybmx

Níl aon tóin tinn mar do thóin tinn féin
I can assure you that paying $20,000 or more doesn’t guarantee I panacea for good education.
Agree !

In a ~6-7km radius of my place, we have about 8 of the most expensive schools in the state, all 15k+ a year for year 8.
My 2 go to Blackwood, reckon it's $1000 a year. They got a new principal a couple of years before my boys started and was the most impressive by fair gap over 90% of the private schools. $25 million STEM centre, loads of cash spent on extensions, got VET courses for year 10 and over... and most of their mates went there.

#1 Son is doing work experience at my workplace which allows him to start Lv1 in Electrotechnology next year (sparky qual) in place of Japanese.
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
I'm grateful we have decent state run schools with good investment. I couldn't stomach wasting my child's time worshiping a sky fairy when they could be doing sports or learning a new language.
Not all private schools are religious focused, you know? Also, Not all religious schools force you to play along.
They still do sport and language, you know? They have to follow curriculum standards.
 

creaky

XMAS Plumper
Not all private schools are religious focused, you know? Also, Not all religious schools force you to play along.
They still do sport and language, you know? They have to follow curriculum standards.
Yeah, but they do spend time on sky fairy too obviously. Hambo wants no sport or language time to be wasted on sky fairy.

Who cares really. You make the best decisions for your own kids.

EDIT: My eldest goes to the local catholic school cause it's cheap and a nice little school. I don't care whether the talk about religious stuff occasionally or not.
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
Yeah, but they do spend time on sky fairy too obviously. Hambo wants no sport or language time to be wasted on sky fairy.

Who cares really. You make the best decisions for your own kids.

EDIT: My eldest goes to the local catholic school cause it's cheap and a nice little school. I don't care whether the talk about religious stuff occasionally or not.
For sure. I’ve been atheist for 35 years. I’m pragmatic though. While Aus is a secular country, Christianity is still the default setting.
I don’t really care what people believe, as long as they don’t expect that their belief should inform what I do and how society works.
 

Jpez

cancelled Easter
There’s a first for everything. I basically agree with Hambones sentiment.
I don’t want my kid going to a catholic school or other wise because religion is pure fantasy. If I want my kid reading, talking, discussing fantasy I’ll give her a Tolkien book.
Religion has so so much to answer for. The last thing I want is for her to be in that setting. Even if they only talk about it once a week the backbone of the school philosophy is based on Hambones sky fairy. Nah thanks.
It would suck to be in a position where that is the only option but we made sure that wasn’t the case.
kinda sux as there is a nice little school in our street. But it’s catholic. Not a chance in the world that was even considered.
 

leitch

Feelin' a bit rrranty
I don't have kids, so I'm basically @Haakon in this, but I did have some exposure to religious (Presbyterian) schooling for a couple of years as a kid.

The one thing I would say is that like all things school-related, it's what happens at home that seems to make the biggest difference. My old man grew up in the Salvation Army (and my Grandma/Auntie are still heavily involved) and wholly rejected it as a teenager. My mum is from a family of doctors and scientists etc. Religion was just never a thing that was given credence in our home when I was growing up. So for the couple of years I spent at a religious school when I was 11/12 I, like ~90% of my classmates, sat in weekly "chapel" and R.E. lessons mostly baiting the teacher with blasphemy and talking about rugby. Other than that, it was a great school.

I can see that for young kids who don't have the tendency to scepticism of teenagers there's probably a different dynamic at play and I'd be more cautious in that context.
 
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