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    Default How much are your PRIVATE school fees?

    So is it primary or high school?
    independant or catholic?


    DS is in year 4 at an independant christian school.
    fees at $8,900 a year.
    Going up to a total of $19,000 for high school

    This includes all excursions, camp and most books.

    extras are ..masterchef class , art club, surfing lessons and uniform.
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    Default How much are your PRIVATE school fees?

    We are looking to put DS into one in Sydney and its $14,000 pa for kindy!!!!!
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    Independent, around $8000 a year.

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    I pay over 9,000, that for 1 pre prep, 3 primary.

    Last year it was 8,000 for for 1 high, and 3 prim

    Thats at a independent christian school.

    It includes all books, pens, pencils, sports, excursion etc for prim. High school it an extra $70 for text book hire and you buy your own stationary, writing books etc. Some subjects have a subject levy of 70 like hospitality and uniform hire.

    Camps are all always extra but can be paid off over the year.


    They have a fee relief program for struggling families.

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    Fees are $2k/year, so $500/term which I pay off by direct debit each fn.
    Levy comes to another $200/term, paid either in the first week (which most do in term 1) or the last week of the term before (which most do for the rest of the year)

    I have no discount on the levy but have a $150/term discount on the fees with a concession card.

    That's for year 3 at a Catholic school. It includes books, stationary, art supplies, swimming, excursions, incursions. The only things I have to buy extra are the uniforms which are around $85 each, hat at $15 each, school shoes (sports and academic), bag, library bag, lunchbox.

    From Year 4 the fees will increase because it will include music lessons and a laptop. From Year 5 it will increase again to include camps. The seniors all get a Seniors shirt with the names of their classmates which is covered in the fees. I thought that was a nice idea.

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    I was looking at an independant high school, that is supposed to be one of the cheapest in this area.

    They were asking (last year) for $5500 accademic fees (including school bus) +$500 voluntary contribution to the building fund.

    I spoke to a parent of a student already going to the school, who said they also charge an entry fee to compulsory shows put on by the students. I think it was about $20 per person. She also said that people who didn't attend without a good reason were not given a place in the following year. She said they budget a further $500 per year for all the little extras that come up during the year.

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    My boys are only 18 months and 21 weeks gestation...but we're planning on sending them to Sydney Grammar School for high school, that's $25,000 or something a year!

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    We are looking at sending our children to a coeducational independent Anglican school which is approximately $15,000 for Junior years, $18,000 for Middle and $21,000 for Senior years.

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    DDs Primary school is just over $3k a year for tuition. Laptop, excursions, camp etc are all extra, as is uniform and stationary.


    DS's high school is a bit over $6k (yr 7 and goes up yearly) but does include camp and all sports related travel..they travel to all sports carnivals and weekly sport matches. It includes most of the extra curriculars that cover dance, sport, Glee, Masterchef (industrial kitchen), robotics, science, maths, volunteering at local charities and the special ed school..etc. Everything else is extra.

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    I don't hve kids but I went yp public primary and 2 private high schools. one was in Melbourne so a lot pricier it was like 12,000 for year 7. at my second high school in qld it was around 8 grand for year 12!


 

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