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    I received an account in the holidays before the first term had even started! Get one every month or so.

    Makes you feel like crap.
    $105, already paid $160 for an excursion as well as $180 for books and then uniforms etc- all had to be paid before term, or within 2 weeks of term starting.

    Their fee's can wait.

    What I hate is if they have a program come to the school they go to the classrooms and say " abc, lmn & zyx- you can not attend this if your parents don't pay the fees beforehand"

    Shaming the kids with adult issues in front of other students.

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    Not at school age here but mine will be going to a public primary and I am shocked about the notices and naming and shaming!

    We will absolutely pay the contributions because we want to and we will be able to afford it.

    Is there a way for some families to choose to pay a bit extra to "cover" those who are struggling? I would be happy to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Not at school age here but mine will be going to a public primary and I am shocked about the notices and naming and shaming!

    We will absolutely pay the contributions because we want to and we will be able to afford it.

    Is there a way for some families to choose to pay a bit extra to "cover" those who are struggling? I would be happy to do that.
    We've had families do this in the past and are happy to do so. Kindness like that restores my faith in humanity


    Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Not at school age here but mine will be going to a public primary and I am shocked about the notices and naming and shaming!

    We will absolutely pay the contributions because we want to and we will be able to afford it.

    Is there a way for some families to choose to pay a bit extra to "cover" those who are struggling? I would be happy to do that.
    I am on the finance committee at our public primary school. Our school principal gets money from the P&C each year to cover those kids who can't attend excursions or incursions due to hardship. Many families are way too proud to have their fees "covered" so it's a difficult balance. The other thing is many families have the money but spend it all on canteen as soon as they get paid then have nothing left over to pay for the things that actually benefit their kids.

    As it's a voluntary contribution for the benefit pf the school if you offer to give the school principal a sum of money to use as their discretion for hardship families they can apply it as they see necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluckcluck View Post
    Oh wow are they legally allowed to do that.
    I don't think so but didn't stop him doing so.

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    Yes, always pay the fees. We don't get accounts from the school, just reminders in the newsletter to families who have not yet paid. They may also send letters reminding them, not sure though as I always pay on time.

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    No I didn't. DS1 is in kindy.

    I decided I would pay the voluntary contribution once he was in pre-primary and benefitting from things like incursions etc.

    I have volunteered my time at the election bake sale & other fundraisers so I see that as an 'in kind' contribution.

    I received an account and ignored it.

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    Yes we pay, it's so important to public schools due to extreme lack of funding.

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    I pay it as mentioned before its way cheaper than what kindy fees were plus it's only $25. To me every cent to the school counts.

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