I went to public highschool we had voluntary contribution yearly. Which my parents never paid. I still had library access and still graduated both year 10 and 12.
Than we had compulsory fees for food tech, design and tech etc which you did had to pay to participate in the course and graduate
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The choice of public education is "free" education. I don't understand how you can be forced to pay "voluntary" fees and if you don't that the kids miss out very wrong IMO. And disgusting of principles that are actively lying to parents
My DDs school have a set fee of about $180/year plus extras, such as swimming, camps, excursions etc, but I'm curious, all these people complaining about having to pay it, this is why we have the education maintenance allowance every year as well as the bonus for prep and year 7. I know for me, I sign over both cheques and I only have to pay about $60 towards school swimming and the rest is covered.
So yes the government does step in and pay if parents aren't able to cover the costs.
Public School fees are voluntary but remember they are still quite cheap in the whole scheme of things. However, if your child is in high school their subject fees (eg. Metal work, food tech etc) are compulsory as they need to pay for the things they make/do. Also band fees are compulsory and I think that is fair. I think that parents should have to pay for excursions, swimming, etc. if you can't pay then unfortunately your kids may just have to miss out in that years major camp. Otherwise see your principal, there is "student assistance" finds that can be accessed.
Last edited by Missy2579; 26-02-2012 at 11:11.
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