I never went to a private school, it was over populated with over 40 kids per classroom, no teacher-pupil interaction. You went got your shit done, went home did homework and projects. Got marked on it and passed.
It had all the normality's of school life, the popular kids, the nerds and the sport fanatics.
I hated school. I was a maths and science geek and then a rebellious outcast.
The education was a normal education that most of people receive.
I want to send Aiden to a private school, for education, for good education. That's what they all about or supposed to be about.
However my sisters experience at a private school has made me think otherwise about the hefty school fees and promise of a fabulous education and one on one teacher relationships.
It's filled to the brim with politics, over drive forcing of sports, hypocrisy and down right lies and judgement.
Maybe because it's a Christian based school, religion always has a way of messing things up.
The cost is about R4000 a month and she is in Matric now.
They have taken so much time worrying what sport she does every term but charge extra for extra lessons after school with the teachers you already pay.
They stress them out, telling them they all going to fail but my argument is, isn't it a teachers job to actually teach! To prepare you for exams and make sure you know you're work for the exams.
They freaked out and took prefect badges away because kids got drunk at my sisters 18th all with permission from there parents. Rumours were spread like wild fire about my sister and our family. What it had to do with anybody outside of who was at that party is beyond me and as Christians it's there job NOT to judge.
Last year it was swept under the carpet when students went to the principle with proof that the HOD was helping a student cheat on exams but they hold such high principals when it comes to drinking and missing papers because you are in hospital with a pipe up your ass getting a scope and biopsy's done.
On top of all that a lot of the teachers aren't even qualified teachers!
I could go on and on but here's my first experience with private schools and maybe it's best if Aiden gets just a normal experience with school instead of a conceited, pompous and stressed out life of that of a private school.
Dealing with popular kids and bully's is one thing, dealing with the politics of power greedy adults is another.