I have a toddler and I recently became aware that public schools have priority areas for school children. I would like to consider moving to a suburb with good NAPLAN results and from research; 4 public schools fall in this category: Kaleen, Red Hill, Garran and Telopea. If I am to consider private, Canberra Girls Grammar has good results as well. The problem with the 4 public schools I previously mentioned, only houses in Kaleen are affordable to us and we are a non-French speaking family so it is unlikely that my child will be admitted in Telopea.
1. Is Kaleen my last resort to move in to? Or should I consider private schools and not worry about relocating?
2. What chances do my child have to be admitted in Telopea or other public schools outside of the priority areas?
3. What other public schools would you recommend?
4. Are privately schooled primary years more advantageous learning-wise than public school?
Thank you in advance, i am hoping you can shed light to my questions and I hope I can make an informed decision. Any insight is welcome!