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    Does anyone know whether there is any assistance available in Vic to pay for school camps other than the CSEF, which I have already received? Poor DS is already looking like he is going to miss out on playing cricket this season for the first time I can remember due to finances, I won't be seeing his school play he is in for the same reason & I otherwise can't see any way he can go to his grade 6 camp at the end of November, something I really don't want him to miss.

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    Can you approach the school for financial help ?

    What about the cricket club ?

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    I agree with Louise, I would go and speak with the school. Most schools will help if there is financial issues at home.

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    Can your parents help out since they have a court appointed role in all this?

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    I would approach the school about a payment plan but in the meantime could Mr 12 help himself a bit - perhaps start his own little lawn mowing, car washing, dog walking enterprise in your neighbourhood?

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    Approach the smith family to see if you qualify for sponsorship.
    We currently sponsor a child with the money going towards education incidentals and extras like these.

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    If you're in Vic, the school may be able to put you in touch with people to send your son to the Lord Somers Camp. I think it's in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    Can you approach the school for financial help ?

    What about the cricket club ?

    Pm sent to you xxx
    Thanks for the ideas. Cricket club already reduce his fees on the proviso I help (I usually manage his team and score) but since I'm not up to it atm I haven't yet asked. Will also talk to the school as it seems that will be the best option. I'll respond to your pm tonight sometime, thank you xx

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Can your parents help out since they have a court appointed role in all this?
    hahaha - they who have told me the money they get from DHS each week is only enough to get DS to school, not for them to go home to check on their house or feed him so they still apparently need money from me. Have a court date in a couple of weeks so hopefully he will be removed from their care given he has told me that if he has to keep living with my mum he is running away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-biscotti View Post
    I would approach the school about a payment plan but in the meantime could Mr 12 help himself a bit - perhaps start his own little lawn mowing, car washing, dog walking enterprise in your neighbourhood?
    Mr12 currently does some paid farm work (gets around $10/week) most weekends with his mentor that he is paid for as well as helping get bread for the farm animals in return for our bread for the week & treats for him. He is saving that money towards the difference between the phone I was going to get him when he starts getting the bus to high school & what he wants so don't want to take that from him (first time saving for anything & he is doing really well). Between that, regularly travelling the 2hrs each way between our house/my parents, appointments he has to help him deal with my illness (2 x /week) plus school work & cricket I'm reluctant to encourage more atm when there is a lot more he needs to do around the house.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmaf View Post
    Approach the smith family to see if you qualify for sponsorship.
    We currently sponsor a child with the money going towards education incidentals and extras like these.
    Unfortunately the Smith Family program doesn't operate in our area


    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia111 View Post
    If you're in Vic, the school may be able to put you in touch with people to send your son to the Lord Somers Camp. I think it's in January.
    The main reason I'm wanting him to go to school camp is because it's his last camp with the school friends he's been right through primary school with - somewhat of a celebration for them all. Most of his friends aren't going to the same high school as him & I feel bad for him if he misses out when he is already missing so much (have just discovered today he will also most likely be missing his graduation). He gets to do activities already with a young carer group so it isn't so much about just wanting him to be able to go to any camp.

    Thanks for the suggestions. It's looking much like talking to the school & hoping they can somewhat reduce the cost is the best option given I can't afford a payment plan at this stage either.


 

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