I really wanted to send the kids here..but could not get the kids in..
Sorry berylsmum I didn't mean to offend you with my comments. I didn't know about the difference between non denom and 'Christian' non denom. And as far as shoving religion down your throats, I guess that's my opinion about the schools here in SA.
I don't think it should go by area. You have wealthy people living in less 'desirable' suburbs while some low income may be living in richer areas. It should go by income.
Last edited by delirium; 22-04-2012 at 19:07.
I am not happy with religion being shoves down people throats, but we have a few mums at DS's school complaining about it at out school...and I get annoyed...
They say its not right as the school is non denominational...but the school is called Northern Beaches CHRISTIAN school...LOL..
so its kind of like..duh ...
sorry I sounded narky xox
If the funding were means based but also took into account various special needs individual children had. I would also advocate that buildings and grounds are funded for separately rather than taken from the same pool of money, again based on needs and that the government isn't funding and value adding to properties which are privately owned.
Oh I understand. I can sound narky too without meaning it.
I totally understand why you get annoyed when mums complain about a child being taught religion at a Christian school. You have to expect it and if you don't want it then send your kid elsewhere.
My old school was COE and we did quite a lot of religion. Chapel every day etc. my family isn't religious at all and I basically ignored all the religious stuff.
Luckily my DDs school, although uniting church, is quite easy on the religion. They have chapel every week but focus on the values (last time it was gratitude) that people should have.
Sorry, very off topic so I'll shut up now.
Babyla, I can agree that maybe separate funding for building upgrades etc is a good idea. Then the schools that need it can upgrade.
But I still don't see how funding based on income of parents is fair.
From all accounts the BER was a massive waste of money anyway. I do think it's ridiculous that all schools got this fund whether they needed the buildings or not.
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