so you didn't go to one of the private schools that cull the kids at the end of year 10/11 that might bring their HSC average down (and their parents aren't big donors)Just under half my year almost failed the hsc
the best thing about private schools is the future networking if you fit the demographic
The point being that there are 2 types of "Catholic schools"
the first (e.g. Parra Marist) are run by the Catholic Diocese, charge fees that at relatively affordable and generally play rugby league. These were historically set up to give a basic education to the Catholic plebs of the day.
the others (e.g. Joeys, Riverview) are independent schools. run by their own board, charge fees that are not affordable and play rugby union. These were setup to provide an education for kids to go into universities and professions