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    at agnes school we bought all the smart boards with p &c money.
    our fundraiser made $20k.
    again its so much easier in a wealthy area.

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    Oh also PLC stands for Presbyterian Ladies College

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    the plc is croydon does stand for that..
    the pymble one stands for
    pymble ladies college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I know nothing about public schools but if they all get the same amount of funding why are some public school facilities so much better? Some pp mentioned public schools with computers and music classes yet the ones around us are all 80 year old schools with really bad facilities, no computers in class etc ( we sponsored one of them so they could buy white boards!) is it really just p and c involvement or do some schools get more?
    Public schools are not funded equally. They are funded based on the srp, student resource package. This is made up of funding per student plus different loadings for esl etc however, new schools get start up funds to assist them. Diifferent schools have different priorities and therefore spend money in different ways. Decreasing enrollments play a huge part in decreased funding. Growth corridors get new schools and can employ younger, cheaper teachers and often older schools with lots of teachers on higher wages obviously have to spend more money on teachers wages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    I always assumed Grammar schools stemmed from Anglican church. But that is based on the Grammar school in my home town I guess.
    Oh crap, I'm just confused now. Home town Grammar is non denominational. As are the ones in Brisbane, and here in Rockhampton. Is there a difference between non denominational and non religious though...

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    they purposely make it confusing!!!!! hahah

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    Also funding depends on new preps, schools get more money per prep student than for grade 1-6 students. So an older school with decreasing enrolments, small prep grade, more grade 1-6 students and lots of teachers on a higher wage will struggle to find money to update buildings, technology etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I know nothing about public schools but if they all get the same amount of funding why are some public school facilities so much better? Some pp mentioned public schools with computers and music classes yet the ones around us are all 80 year old schools with really bad facilities, no computers in class etc ( we sponsored one of them so they could buy white boards!) is it really just p and c involvement or do some schools get more?
    Often bc of low socio economic status. We have interactive white boards, computers for each child, bc it's an attempt by the govt to bring schools with poor scores and/or poverty up to average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerylsMum View Post
    at agnes school we bought all the smart boards with p &c money.
    our fundraiser made $20k.
    again its so much easier in a wealthy area.
    When we lived in North Sydney, DS1's school made tens of thousands from fundraising every year

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    Just to put it out there... It would cost us MORE to send our son to public school! The public schools we'd want him to go to is out of our catchment area, we therfore would have to move out of our private rental meaning we'd pay $170 per week extra in rent to rent in the new area.. Our fees for private are no where near that much per week.

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