What is an Education Worth Having?
By Mr Peter Kerr, Fellow of Council and Old Guildfordian
When was the last time you mentioned your ATAR score?
Brought it up over morning tea? Around the exec table? Down a mine?
As a parent of two kids, it's a question I've often pondered.
What matters when you're choosing a school? What's an education worth having?
I'm not trying to dismiss the importance of studying hard and striving for your best possible score.
Of course ATAR is important, and different opportunities come with a good ATAR score.
But it's one (average) point estimate in a lifetime.
What mattered - and matters - to me and my wife is how education prepared our kids for an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world.
First and foremost are the foundations.
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