Capital Debate: Picking a school

Last updated 13:25 30/05/2011

What factors did you consider when choosing a school?

Opinion poll

What is the most important factor in picking a school for your child?

The principal

The decile rating

The ethnic make-up

The location

Friends' recommendations

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Some Wellington parents are shunning low-decile, ethnically mixed schools. Would you send your kids to this type of school?

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Parents in Wellington often have many options when choosing a school for their child.

They have to weigh up several factors including Education Review Office reports, convenience, decile rating and information from friends and family.

What factors did you consider when choosing a school?

Would you refuse to send your child to a low-decile school?

Leave a comment below to join the debate.

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