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    Some parents also contribute their time: volunteering. This is worth so much more that just paying the fees.
    And I also think that kids shouldn't be excluded, but some parents need to get a clue.

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    As long as i can pay them off throughout the year instead of one.big hit i am ok with it.

    The only thing that bothers me with school is the constant want of money with excursions and paying for people to come out every so often for plays. Sure its only a little bit of money here and there but it all adds up.

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    At DD's school we pay $220 per child a term which for some could be a nightmare.

    Then there are excursions and swimming on top of that.

    swimming is $100 and most excursions are $10.

    then there is the P &C which is $120 for the year per family.

    I wish we lived in a world where the wealthy just paid and it all evened out so that the genuinely unable to pay, could still participate.

    At our last P &C meeting it was discussed that some parents do not pay sports fees or french. A parent asked what happened to those kids and our principal said...they go to sports and french.

    As it should be. No child should be without a full education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerylsMum View Post
    At DD's school we pay $220 per child a term which for some could be a nightmare.

    Then there are excursions and swimming on top of that.

    swimming is $100 and most excursions are $10.

    then there is the P &C which is $120 for the year per family.

    I wish we lived in a world where the wealthy just paid and it all evened out so that the genuinely unable to pay, could still participate.

    At our last P &C meeting it was discussed that some parents do not pay sports fees or french. A parent asked what happened to those kids and our principal said...they go to sports and french.

    As it should be. No child should be without a full education.
    That's pretty expensive. I pay $500/term and it includes swimming, books, stationary and excursions.

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    You are talking about much larger sums than my 100 bucks a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by really old View Post
    You are talking about much larger sums than my 100 bucks a year.
    Yes, but the unfortunate thing is that most people have to attend the public school in their zone. Not pick and choose then attend the cheapest.

    I believe alleducation, including university, should be free, and if parents then choose to not use a public school, they make the choice to pay fees.

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    Really? You think that poor people should be even more disadvantaged and not have access to a decent education? It is the governments responsibility to provide education to its people. Honestly, sometimes I wonder what people think the point of a government is. That's awesome that you can afford your fees, but do you really think that those who can't afford it shouldn't attend? Perhaps you should send your children to a private school so you won't encounter these irksome problems.

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    And excluding them from excursions will only separate them from their peers and highlight their situation further. How cruel.

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    Yes I always pay the school voluntary levy.

    No I don't believe that children of parents who cannot afford to pay the levy should miss out in any way.

    I do believe that many parents that could afford to pay the levy/levies do not. Our school had a 12% rate of payment of the levy.
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    no i dont think the children should miss out.

    though yes i think the fees should be paid!! they're $40-$50 per child for a whole year - and the school is happy to arrange payment plans if needed!
    they should be paid!


 

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