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    i wish ours would add excursions incursions into the fees. its a pain constantly having to provide 5,7,12 every week for various things as i never have cash on me

    also jealous of these schools that do swimming and have pools

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    The following are approximates:

    Primary School
    - Voluntary payment (I dont recall, but it is somewhere in the $30-$70 range)
    - Swimming (8x$10 in first and fourth terms)
    - Excursions (~$20 three times a year)
    - Incursions (~$7 five time a year)
    - Band ($120)
    - Camp ($200, two years only)
    - Book list (~$120)

    PS: by Incursions, I mean things like
    - a play on anti-bullying
    - a play on healthy eating
    - a talk on caring for your teeth
    - a short course on "your body" (for younger grades it covers things like your family tree, for older grades it is more of a sex ed course)

    High school
    - Compulsary (~$300 - Text book hire, resource fee, ID card, daily planner, etc)
    - Camp ($250 - year 8, I dont know about higher grades)
    - Band (unknown. My high school child not in band)
    - Excursions (unknown, haven't come up yet)
    - Sport (depends on sport, eg $5.50 per week for bowling)
    - Book list (~$200)

    TAFE (yr 11)
    - Admin & Subject fee (~$250)
    - Vocational fee ($350 for semester 1 Cert III Performing Arts)
    - Vocational fee ($350 for semester 1 Diploma Beauty Therapy)
    - no book list (need to buy generic writing books/pens)
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    $400 per year for DD's primary school. Ontop of that there is $90 stationary, $30 computer and countless excursions.

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    You guys I can't believe how much some of you are paying for public school! Ours is 45 dollars for kindy and then we pay for excursions etc on top. Primary school Is $ 65 a year. And if you can't afford it upfront you can pay it off however you like.

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    My lil ones are at out local public school.
    $95 each which includes all books stationary and swimming in 2 terms.
    $20each which is voluntary but is expected each child will pay.
    $30 each for technology levy - voluntary and not billed - if you want to pay you can.

    We can pay ours off during the year. Excursions, camps and other extras are billed throughout the year :-)

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    high school - yr 10 - $245 + $20 contribution levy + any excursions & bus for sport + some sports. Also photo's extra. Probably about $400- $450 for the year total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumMum View Post
    You guys I can't believe how much some of you are paying for public school! Ours is 45 dollars for kindy and then we pay for excursions etc on top. Primary school Is $ 65 a year. And if you can't afford it upfront you can pay it off however you like.

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    Same! I'm curious because the top of DS1s Voluntary Contributions and charges 2012 form says they can't ask for more than $60 in contributions for k-7 according to the DoE.

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    DD is in year 2.

    fees $220 a term
    swimming $100 for 2 weeks
    excursions x4 $40 a year
    uniform was about $300

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    My son's school fees break down into:

    Access to text books $25
    Stationery items $42
    Access to information technology $65
    Use of cons & resources for curriculum $85
    Library resources inc access $33
    Photocopied material $20
    Total $270

    It also notes on the invoice that the legally recoverable amount is $270, so it has to be paid!

    That's the school fees, but I don't have to buy any of his books etc.

    We also got a second invoice -

    Excursion/perform fee $45

    That covers the performances etc for the year, so we don't have to pay as they come up... however if it goes over the $45 mark, we have to pay the extra.

    Other costs are the classroom tissues, uniforms, art smocks, uniforms and other everyday school stuff! It's certainly not cheap

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    We pay $150 for the year for DD's school fees (that's for Primary school, they're $170 for Highschool if I remember rightly). That includes *everything* any book/stationary requirements and excursion fees.


 

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