He goes to a catholic school and will go to a private school when he gets to high school.
I just think either they should either make it compulsory to pay school fees or make it free, hardly fair that some parents do pay the fees and others don't.
Are you completely unaware that there are people in this country who simply cannot afford any extra financial strain? Consider your subsidy an act of charity for the year if it helps you through this troubling issue.
I think it's unlikely I'll send my kids to private school until high school age so primary will likely be a local public school. I'll be happy to pay the extra voluntary contributions as we will likely be able to afford it. If it subsidises kids whose families can't afford it then I am happy with that, more than happy.
I do think parents in a similar situation to us who choose not to pay anyway are a bit tight and should help out with extra if they can. What goes around comes around!
We don't even ask for the voluntary contributions at the school I work at, but I will be paying when my children go to public school. Every dollar helps the school to get more resources.
Children shouldn't be excluded from things just because their parents don't pay.
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