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    You know what i worded that badly, we all expect different things from our schools and place different value on different factors.

    Some people value the state of the art facilities and reputable teachers and world class sports coaches or music programs and are willing to sacrifice other things in life for them

    others may value time spent travelling and extra money for holidays or sending their kids to the same school as their friends or access to government funded aides etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    The fox, some people don't even earn 50k a year, so for them to send their kids to your school would be impossible, can't even begin to imagine what the cost would be today if it was that much 20 years ago.
    it was 12k per child for primary and 22k for high school, i dont think it would be much more today to be honest
    and i do agree that 50k is more then what some people live off and thats why for some people it influences how many children they have.
    My example was extreme, because my school was in the extreme end of the scale but we had alot of kids on scholarships both nationally and internally, not just academic scholarships but music and sport.

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    Wow I had Forgotten This thread altogether! Must say I am disappointed at the attitude of people saying that they priorities education and those who don't choose private don't - believe me I have done every sum we simply cannot Sacrifice enough. Well no, if I chose to work full time we could afford a great school, but that would mean out younger kids
    Missing out too.

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    I can't speak for all Christian schools but I know most (if not all) catholic schools, irrespective of the fees, will waiver costs if you are deemed to be eligible. Generally those who meet certain financial criteria (poor, honestly can't afford it and this is proven) will be exempt from school fees so they can receive a catholic education (obviously these students need to be catholic). It obviously aligns with catholic belief of helping the poor

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelex View Post
    I can't speak for all Christian schools but I know most (if not all) catholic schools, irrespective of the fees, will waiver costs if you are deemed to be eligible. Generally those who meet certain financial criteria (poor, honestly can't afford it and this is proven) will be exempt from school fees so they can receive a catholic education (obviously these students need to be catholic). It obviously aligns with catholic belief of helping the poor
    I think you'll find this is only true of the systemic Catholic schools, whose fees are very low in any case. The non-systemic Catholic schools usually charge very high fees and do not tend to share the same ethos .

    To those who would suggest removing funding from private schools, I'd like you to consider what would actually happen. Fees would sky-rocket, a huge amount of parents would be forced to remove their children and enrol them in public schools... and then what? The government would have to fork out even more money than it already does.

    I know you want and deserve more for your school, but taking it away from a private school isn't the answer.

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    There have been 8000 extra students enrol in the public system in the last couple of years, students mainly coming from the private.

    The public system is not coping with such a dramatic increase in numbers. A friends school has 5 classes of students who do not have a classroom. The library is being used. The hall is being used. Not sure where you put 100 plus extra students?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigglemum View Post
    There have been 8000 extra students enrol in the public system in the last couple of years, students mainly coming from the private.

    The public system is not coping with such a dramatic increase in numbers. A friends school has 5 classes of students who do not have a classroom. The library is being used. The hall is being used. Not sure where you put 100 plus extra students?
    A lot of schools have temporary classrooms which sadly, remain there and become dodgy permanent fixtures

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    To you guys who blithely say that the gov should remove funding from private schools, how do you propose the gov should come up with the extra billion dollars a year that would be necessary to fund the huge influx of kids into public schools? Bearing in mind that funding for private schools is a lot less than for public school students.
    I think public school parents should actually be pleased that private school funding exists. I don't see anything magically improving if funding is cut. Quite the opposite in fact with overcrowding and probably less finding per child overall as the gov won't be able to come up with the extra $$

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    I said in the other thread that funding for elitist private schools only should have their funding cut or reduced, not religious schools whose fees are lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I said in the other thread that funding for elitist private schools only should have their funding cut or reduced, not religious schools whose fees are lower.
    Do you assume that most parents could afford to keep their children at these schools without the funding levels as they currently stand? If so, that's a mighty big assumption to make. If not, how do you propose the government deal with the enormous influx of students into public schools? (At what we've established is a higher dollar per head cost than keeping them in private schools.)


 

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