My husband and I bought property on Smiths Rd, out past Tharwa 5 years ago, loving the fact that Tharwa Public school was our ‘local’. We subsequently spent 4 years living overseas, but are now back.
Our eldest daughter is due to start Primary school next year and we find oursleves in the catchment for Conder Primary, Tharwa Primary having closed down.
I am beginning to despair in my search for a quality, well rounded education for our girls as we’ve only heard average reports of Conder; the closest Catholic primary school is huge(and set in a dustbowl behind Conder shops, plus my husband is a staunch athiest); and other, relatively close public primary schools have pointed us directly back to Conder, as we are ‘out of catchment’.
Really, we are 1/2an hour from any of these schools regardless, and I’m now looking seriously at Orana.
Having gone to the ‘local primary’ growing up in Sydney, I’ve always believed in the public school system, but now am faced with so many average choices that it’s making my head spin.