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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    There will be large degree of dropkicks who don't give a fk comparatively to selectives
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Who's talking shit bout RUSE?

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Yeah I'm not disagreeing per se because every school is different and most of us have only experienced 1-2 schooling environments, but coming from a 500+ ranked school hate to say it but Flop's generalisations were pretty accurate. Then again I can't comment on any of the other 500 public schools ranked above mine lol.

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcchicken View Post
    Yeah I'm not disagreeing per se because every school is different and most of us have only experienced 1-2 schooling environments, but coming from a 500+ ranked school hate to say it but Flop's generalisations were pretty accurate. Then again I can't comment on any of the other 500 public schools ranked above mine lol.
    Statement 1: flops comment is accurate
    Statement 2: I've only experienced 1/2 schools
    Statement 3: I can't comment on any of the other 500

    You'Ve just proved me right as general = common to all/most

    Thus we need to gather statements from 10-30 schools ranging from low to high ranks in order to come to an conclusion
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    Statement 2: I've only experienced 1/2 schools
    Hmm funny I don't think I've ever experienced half a school? :P Jk
    I reckon there are plenty of low-ranked schools that have a higher % of kids that study and try, and I'm sure there are higher ranked schools with heaps of kids that don't put in that much effort.

    Someone should do their PIP on this tbh
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcchicken View Post
    Hmm funny I don't think I've ever experienced half a school? :P Jk
    I reckon there are plenty of low-ranked schools that have a higher % of kids that study and try, and I'm sure there are higher ranked schools with heaps of kids that don't put in that much effort.

    Someone should do their PIP on this tbh
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcchicken View Post
    Someone should do their PIP on this tbh
    Shit someone should
    This would be an interesting topic
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    Yeah

    I'm actually interested in the results
    Hmm maybe I'll just wander into the Society class on my sign-out day next week and give a couple of 'em a wee nudge

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcchicken View Post
    Hmm maybe I'll just wander into the Society class on my sign-out day next week and give a couple of 'em a wee nudge
    Please do haha and get them to post their survey here! I'd be so keen to do it

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by crowley926 View Post
    Please do haha and get them to post their survey here! I'd be so keen to do it
    Ikr haha legit I will report back next week and tell you if I managed to convince any of my friends!
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    Statement 1: flops comment is accurate
    Statement 2: I've only experienced 1/2 schools
    Statement 3: I can't comment on any of the other 500

    You'Ve just proved me right as general = common to all/most

    Thus we need to gather statements from 10-30 schools ranging from low to high ranks in order to come to an conclusion
    You realise the fact that they are ranked from 100 onwards actually kinda proves flop's generalisation is correct?

    It's pretty much right by definition. Low ranked schools aren't as good as high ranked schools, otherwise they'd be high ranked schools too.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flop21 View Post
    I wish I went to my local selective school. Too dumb to get in the first time (who knows anything in year 6), but definitely could have gotten in year 10. Oh well.

    What's special about selectives is smart people tend to flock to them and you have a school filled with high achievers, or at least higher achieving than your average student at a public school.

    I would guess most kids their have bigger dreams than your average public school kid, teachers actually care about teaching well, and don't forget about the kids struggling (or maybe not, I have no idea, heard this is true for private schools).

    Public schools are filled with kids who don't care, majority are not high achievers and maybe only the top 15% of the whole school is. You know what's weird, I heard one teacher say "I never wanna teach the top class, they're too smart, too much pressure". Wtf?

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    What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    You realise the fact that they are ranked from 100 onwards actually kinda proves flop's generalisation is correct?

    It's pretty much right by definition. Low ranked schools aren't as good as high ranked schools, otherwise they'd be high ranked schools too.
    Not sure if this data is relevant (due to the year) but...

    http://house.ksou.cn/topschool.php?y...type=1&sta=nsw
    Rank .. year
    12Conservatorium High School [photo]
    37Willoughby Girls High School (Girl) [photo]
    51Cherrybrook Technology High School [photo]
    59Mosman High School [photo]Mosman 93
    72Cheltenham Girls' High School (Girl) [photo]Beecroft 2
    73Newtown High School of Performing Arts [photo]Newtown 9
    76Burwood Girls High School (Girl) [photo]
    87Strathfield Girls High School (Girl) [photo]Strathfield 2
    89Killara High School [photo]Killara 33
    92Epping Boys High School (Boy) [photo]

    Plenty of non selective schools in the top 100 there.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    Not sure if this data is relevant (due to the year) but...

    http://house.ksou.cn/topschool.php?y...type=1&sta=nsw
    Rank .. year
    12Conservatorium High School [photo]
    37Willoughby Girls High School (Girl) [photo]
    51Cherrybrook Technology High School [photo]
    59Mosman High School [photo]Mosman 93
    72Cheltenham Girls' High School (Girl) [photo]Beecroft 2
    73Newtown High School of Performing Arts [photo]Newtown 9
    76Burwood Girls High School (Girl) [photo]
    87Strathfield Girls High School (Girl) [photo]Strathfield 2
    89Killara High School [photo]Killara 33
    92Epping Boys High School (Boy) [photo]

    Plenty of non selective schools in the top 100 there.
    Conservatorium High School is selective btw.

    So there's 9 comprehensive schools in the top 100, with like 500+ not in the top 100.

    Pretty sure that shows how true the generalisation is.

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    Conservatorium High School is selective btw.

    So there's 9 comprehensive schools in the top 100, with like 500+ not in the top 100.

    Pretty sure that shows how true the generalisation is.
    You can't have 500+ schools in the top 100, when there's only 100 spots available.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    You can't have 500+ schools in the top 100, when there's only 100 spots available.
    That's the point, most of the comprehensive sit outside the top 100 whilst most of the selective sit within the top 100.

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by RealiseNothing View Post
    That's the point, most of the comprehensive sit outside the top 100 whilst most of the selective sit within the top 100.
    Yeah. Most comprehensive do sit outside of the top 100, but to say that the teachers are lazy or that kids don't care would be false. (There are bad apples, but not all)

    If you look at the top 100, a lot of the schools are in affluent areas. A lot of the underperforming schools are in regional and poorer cities, where a lot more factors affect them (e.g. family situation, finances, amount of access to resources in their schools). Also, richer students have access to tutoring.

    It'd be too simple to put it that "Public schools are filled with kids who don't care, majority are not high achievers".

    Additionally, that comment about teachers not caring and leaving students behind, I don't even.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    Not sure if this data is relevant (due to the year) but...

    http://house.ksou.cn/topschool.php?y...type=1&sta=nsw
    Rank .. year
    12Conservatorium High School [photo]
    37Willoughby Girls High School (Girl) [photo]
    51Cherrybrook Technology High School [photo]
    59Mosman High School [photo]Mosman 93
    72Cheltenham Girls' High School (Girl) [photo]Beecroft 2
    73Newtown High School of Performing Arts [photo]Newtown 9
    76Burwood Girls High School (Girl) [photo]
    87Strathfield Girls High School (Girl) [photo]Strathfield 2
    89Killara High School [photo]Killara 33
    92Epping Boys High School (Boy) [photo]

    Plenty of non selective schools in the top 100 there.
    I go to one of the listed comprehensive hs there
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    Yeah. Most comprehensive do sit outside of the top 100, but to say that the teachers are lazy or that kids don't care would be false. (There are bad apples, but not all)

    If you look at the top 100, a lot of the schools are in affluent areas. A lot of the underperforming schools are in regional and poorer cities, where a lot more factors affect them (e.g. family situation, finances, amount of access to resources in their schools). Also, richer students have access to tutoring.

    It'd be too simple to put it that "Public schools are filled with kids who don't care, majority are not high achievers".

    Additionally, that comment about teachers not caring and leaving students behind, I don't even.
    Of course there are hard workers/high achievers at public schools. Flop just made a generalisation that there are A LOT more of them at selective schools.

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    It seems someone here doesn't understand what a generalization is.
    It is something that is GENERALLY true, NOT always true.
    It is the same as saying "October is generally hotter than September". It is absolutely correct, but doesn't speak for every day.
    As such, it WAS an accurate generalisation.

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sien View Post
    I go to one of the listed comprehensive hs there
    Even the sluts/party goers (somewhat) give a shit about their marks

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythos View Post
    Yea they care about it, they just dont study to do anything about it
    nah man, i mean they have alright marks

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerdasdasd View Post
    Statement 1: flops comment is accurate
    Statement 2: I've only experienced 1/2 schools
    Statement 3: I can't comment on any of the other 500

    You'Ve just proved me right as general = common to all/most

    Thus we need to gather statements from 10-30 schools ranging from low to high ranks in order to come to an conclusion
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcchicken View Post
    Ikr haha legit I will report back next week and tell you if I managed to convince any of my friends!
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by crowley926 View Post
    Nope, where did you find that though?
    But I did mention it to my friend who was very interested and said she'd definitely consider it.

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