This might sound silly coming from someone whose eldest child is not even two and a half, but today I’d like to talk about schools, specifically what makes a good one. This topic is quite big with my mummy friends at the moment, mainly because that big scary beast known as the ‘Auckland housing market’ is a factor and people are either first time house hunters or deciding whether to move into better school zones.
So what makes a good school? And would you move to get your kid into a better one? Do you look at deciles, ERO reports, reputations, recommendations from friends or none of the above?
I’ve always thought a good kid does well at any school and I wouldn’t be too judgemental about where I sent my kids. Then I had a couple of kids and like most things I ‘always thought,’ I suddenly changed my mind. How about you? What’s the plan, Stan? And if you already have school-aged children then please, for the love of God, share with us what you’ve learned since sending your darling angels to school.