This is the first time I post on NVN but when I heard about this thread I wanted to share my feelings about the school. My son has just started in yr 7 and is doing well, making friends and liking it a lot! It has children from all different backgrounds which is how real life is, most of the teachers seem great and there is a brilliant tutor system. I have nothing against private schools (my oldest is in private school, BA didn't exist yet) and we didn't send the second one to BA because of lack of money, or whatever, but because we liked it, he did too and it's wonderful to be able to go to a local school. Of course not everybody likes the school, and that's ok, but I wanted to reply to all this because often the ones that don't like it, are the loudest. I just think it's ridiculous to think that only private schools are good and that people with less money are less intelligent or capable or whatever. The school has a good mix of involved parents who want the best for their kids and this school and we really want this school to succeed!