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    Default How do you afford private school fees? What do you sacrifice?

    My DH is a high income earner.

    We were only going to send DDs private for high school, but after seeing the facilities, dh wants to send them from kindy.

    For kindy in 2014, we are currently #88 on the wait list for 40 places. Fx there are a lot of families who decide not to enrol.

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    We have the kids down for private highschool, so fees will start for us in 6 years, if we get in! I should have put them down at birth, evidently, however didn't do it til this year. If we get the mortgage right down by then, school fees will be like continuing to pay the mortgage. Hopefully, I can stay at part time work, so I won't be sacrificing all my time at home with them Not certain we will go private yet, we'll wait and see, but I wanted to have options.

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    Default How do you afford private school fees? What do you sacrifice?

    Our fees are $200 a week for 2 children and then our DD will start in 2 years so we will have 3 and maybe even 4 if we have a 4th lol going through the private system . We looked into the catholic system and it was heaps heaps cheaper, $320 a term for catholic compared to $1000 a term for my sons private school and fees going up 20% next year but how ever we liked the private school over the catholic one we looked into. We are a single income family as I am a sahm and we think of private schooling and private health insurance as any other bill that just has to be paid each week and we are really blessed that my hubby has a wonderful job/business that provides this for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    We'll probably go private once the girls hit year 5. I don't love our local public high school, but DH and I are both publicly educated and are strong believers in public education.

    Hopefully the gonski report is accepted by governments at state and federal levels so public schools don't go broke.

    Once they're all at private school we're looking at $60-70k a year. If I'd had my item again I would have moved into a different suburb when we were moving to perth so I could get into a different catchment area for state high school.
    $60-70 k per YEAR? how much is it per child? how many girls have you got? wow. lol.

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    We were talking about this the other day. Since its likely we will only be able to have one or two, we will try to go private, especially for high school. We'll start saving when bub is born to give us a little headstart and hopefully when that time comes ill be off mat leave and working so we should be able to afford it.

    I don't think we could afford it if we had more than 2 kids though.

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    Default How do you afford private school fees? What do you sacrifice?

    Private school in our area will cost about the same as daycare so not a big change.

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    Default How do you afford private school fees? What do you sacrifice?

    My DD starts school next year- her fees for the year are about $6500 and we'll get a 5% discount if we pay the year upfront.
    Her preschool fees were pretty much the same amount of money, but paid in 8 payments over the year.
    We've been saving the last year so we can pay the fees upfront.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    $60-70 k per YEAR? how much is it per child? how many girls have you got? wow. lol.
    2 girls and 1 boy. The school we would send our kids to is $20k a year for high school but we may wind up sending our son a bit earlier so once he's in about year 3 or 4 we'd be facing about $60k a year (possibly more if fees go up).

    We can afford it, but we've had to make a lot of very strategic decisions to get to that point. In some ways it would actually be cheaper to buy an investment property in the catchment area of the public school we like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    We'll probably go private once the girls hit year 5. I don't love our local public high school, but DH and I are both publicly educated and are strong believers in public education.

    Hopefully the gonski report is accepted by governments at state and federal levels so public schools don't go broke.

    Once they're all at private school we're looking at $60-70k a year. If I'd had my item again I would have moved into a different suburb when we were moving to perth so I could get into a different catchment area for state high school.
    Sonja, on a side note my DP always jokes that our babies cost so much to make (this one will be up to over 20k by the end of the year) that they will have to miss out on private education. And bicycles

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    Default Re: How do you afford private school fees? What do you sacrifice?

    We give up a lot so our kids can go to a private school. I have just learnt to live on less, I suppose. Our school is just under 9k for 4 kids. Being a single low income family. We just do what we have to.

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