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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1boyplus1 View Post
    Same as above..
    We had a $180 fee to pay for DD1 starting prep this year. That pays for books, classroom resources, etc. There was also a $20 voluntary contribution amount which I also paid.
    Considering we paid $600 for 12 hrs per week of kinder last year I was more than happy to pay $200 for school.
    I guess the reason is that public education is a basic right of every child in this country so for it to be mandatory to pay may put children at a disadvantage whose parents can't afford to pay right now or who choose not to (yes there are many many parents who would rather spend their last 45 bucks on something else and many parents who actually don't value their childs education at all) so why should these children be disadvantaged because of their parents poverty or their parents bad choices? Sorry but I had to answer this. To answer the op, we have one set of fees of 45 dollars. This is voluntary. We also can earn points which work as money to pay for school excursions, uniforms, books etc. However I live in a disadvantaged area and so there is probably more emphasis on encouraging school participation to get attendance up, rather than worrying about the school fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    So parents who are savvy enough can look in the right places and their kids don't miss out on things, but other kids simply miss out, that seems really unfair, kids should not miss out.
    It's disgusting.

    Call me a socialist, but if a parent can't/won't provide basic needs for their kids (shelter, food, education, clothing, health care, etc...), then it's the governments job to provide.

    Kids should never ever miss out on those basic rights and it's the governments job to ensure it.

    I understand WHY schools ask for the 'donation', but if a family can't/won't pay it, then it's not appropriate to deny that child their rights. I do consider excursions, libraries etc... a part of education.

    Kids should never miss out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    I was reading the terms and conditions of the voluntry levy for this year and if you dont pay, it gets sent onto devt collectors. Not sure how that is exactly voluntry.

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    Sounds compulsory to me. Is it in 2 parts, one compulsory one voluntary? And will your ds miss out on anything if it isn't paid?

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    At DS1 school its voluntary, the extras (swimming lessons, incursions, excursions) are not covered by the school, so if you don't pay your child doesn't attend, not really compulsory in that you HAVE to pay but if you don't your child misses out on those extracurricular activities.

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    DS1s little form here says that the max contributions a school can ask for is $60 for PP-7 (they ask for $40). Voluntary contributions are broken down into maximum amounts (they say for your budgeting purposes) swimming Pp-7 $35, excursions $40, incursions $40, personal items (according to personal lists, cost us just over $70), technology fund $10 and library fund $10. So $245 for kindy for the year, not including his uniform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    I happily just pay the school fees account when it arrives in the mail. Whether or not its compulsory I have no issue paying for my child's education and don't understand why some parents would.
    For the very simple reason, some parents can't pay the fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Sounds compulsory to me. Is it in 2 parts, one compulsory one voluntary? And will your ds miss out on anything if it isn't paid?
    All compulsary. Its $70 so not alot i guess considering i shouldnt have to buy anything else from school this year except maybe a few more books perhaps.

    When i went to the info section, his tracher said those who dont pay their kids are meant to miss out on quite alot. I will be paying so coop doesnt miss out

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    It's disgusting.

    Call me a socialist, but if a parent can't/won't provide basic needs for their kids (shelter, food, education, clothing, health care, etc...), then it's the governments job to provide.

    Kids should never ever miss out on those basic rights and it's the governments job to ensure it.

    I understand WHY schools ask for the 'donation', but if a family can't/won't pay it, then it's not appropriate to deny that child their rights. I do consider excursions, libraries etc... a part of education.

    Kids should never miss out.
    Yeah exactly. What is a child meant to do? Go and get a job so they can pay for their own excursion? This is actually what the smith family do however. I have a bit to do with them. They pay school fees, uniforms, try to ensure the gap is not too big between the education of children from different socio economic backgrounds. So if anyone has trouble with finances and their childs schooling, I suggest getting in contact with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumMum View Post
    I guess the reason is that public education is a basic right of every child in this country so for it to be mandatory to pay may put children at a disadvantage whose parents can't afford to pay right now or who choose not to (yes there are many many parents who would rather spend their last 45 bucks on something else and many parents who actually don't value their childs education at all) so why should these children be disadvantaged because of their parents poverty or their parents bad choices? Sorry but I had to answer this. To answer the op, we have one set of fees of 45 dollars. This is voluntary. We also can earn points which work as money to pay for school excursions, uniforms, books etc. However I live in a disadvantaged area and so there is probably more emphasis on encouraging school participation to get attendance up, rather than worrying about the school fees

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    At the school I referred to, excursions, swimming lessons, camps, all come at an extra cost but if the voluntary fees are not paid then the parents don't even have the option to pay for the extras for kids to attend. Books and uniforms are not provided by the school either. Parents by the prior to the start of the school year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumMum View Post
    Yeah exactly. What is a child meant to do? Go and get a job so they can pay for their own excursion? This is actually what the smith family do however. I have a bit to do with them. They pay school fees, uniforms, try to ensure the gap is not too big between the education of children from different socio economic backgrounds. So if anyone has trouble with finances and their childs schooling, I suggest getting in contact with them.

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    They don't cover fees. Not here anyway. The money goes to parents and can be used for books, uniforms, excursions, shoes, school bags, extra activities like camps and things, but not school fees. Kids should not miss out when school fees are not paid.

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    At DD's old school, anyone who was unable to pay the fees (mostly people who are stuck on welfare) had to sign a piece of paper stating they were too poor and had to sign over the education money that the VIC government handed out.


 

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