I thought this was a real example of a failed system, crying for help.
We were fortunate enough to have bought a house in a new suburb, our sons were in the first intake to the public high school.
Our daughter was one year behind the boys, she had a dissability (deaf) I asked my sons "will there be a problem at the school with her deafness". Their answer "yes".
We decided to send her to private school, best decission ever, she completed year 12.
Now a productive member of society, making her own way in life.
Public schools can't enact discipline, private schools still have that ability.
That's the problem with a union run school system, you get what you get, not what you pay for.IMO
Untill the public schools bring back disipline, they will lose more and more students, as more parents can afford private.