Principal Commentary in SMH

“Selective primary schools would be an ugly development.”

An opinion piece by our Principal, William McKeith, in the Sydney Morning Herald raises concerns with recent suggestions that NSW should consider selective primary schools for its most gifted students.

“The concept of selective primary schools, populated with young children chosen and separated on the basis of measured academic performance and ability, is ugly and quite scary.”

“Very few nations provide the community endorsement for this degree of separation. Most education systems encourage and promote the opposite, the blending of children of different abilities and performance levels, and the structural integration of local community.”

Read the full article via SMH online.