School systems (was dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #929

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 21 15:13:33 EST 2004


--- Judith Ridge <Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au> wrote:

> On 21/12/04 7:05 AM, "Jon Noble"
> <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > --- Judith Ridge <Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au>
> wrote:
> > 
> >> 
> >>> Another type is the Agricultural High School,
> >> which
> >>> have always been around, and are boarding
> schools
> >>> usually in country areas. There is one of these
> in
> >>> Sydney which is also a selective school and has
> >> had
> >>> the best name of any school in the State, public
> >> or
> >>> private (although a bit tarnished in the last
> >> couple
> >>> of years).
> >> 
> >> Best name in the state? Not if it's the one I was
> >> appointed to as a first
> >> year out in 1986. The recent investigations into
> the
> >> poor academic standards
> >> and the appalling "culture" of the school
> (students
> >> and teachers) was going
> >> on back then. I could tell you stories make your
> >> toes curl.
> >> 
> >> Judith
> > 
> > It still topped the state in HSC results in the
> League
> > Table in Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald. I just
> > think that its good to see some of the elite
> private
> > schools having their dirty washing aired in public
> as
> > well. Mind you I don't think that the excellent
> > results produced by these schools (both public and
> > private) have a lot to do with the schools
> themselves.
> > It is just that if you take an elite group of
> students
> > they will give an elite group of results.
> > 
> > Jon
> > 
> 
> 
> Ah! We're talking about different schools. Your
> original post referring to
> boarding schools made me think it was an ag boarding
> school you were talking
> about. The one you are in fact talking about is not
> a boarding school; the
> one I referred to is (and generally doesn't make the
> top HSC schools list as
> it "ought"). (Both are comprehensive government ag
> highs in Sydney.)
> 
> J

I was forgetting there were two.

Jon


		
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