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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    At DS's old school (in QLD) they made up name and shame posters of all families that hadn't paid the voluntary levy and plastered them out side the kids classrooms. What a way to guilt parents into to pay something that is VOLUNTARY hey!?

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    That's disgusting.
    In high school if we didnt pay our school fees not compulsory but if didn't we didnt get supplied cooking ingredients , text books or other stuff that was required for some classes. Sad really.

    Oh & DS school had an "incentive" to pay school fees raffle off a flat scren tv for the families that had paid went into the draw. It's only $35 yr for one chil or $70 family of 2 or more but shows what kind of socioeconomic area I live in where possibly winning a tv is an incentive to pay for your kids schooling :-/
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    Are people with Year 7 kids in different states paid a different rate? Year 7 in Qld is still part of primary school. The rates are different for primary and high school. I just checked netbank and it isn't in. Not going to bother with Centrelink. FTB was due this week and it didn't go in with that, so I'm guessing another fortnight for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret of Cleo View Post
    Are people with Year 7 kids in different states paid a different rate? Year 7 in Qld is still part of primary school. The rates are different for primary and high school. I just checked netbank and it isn't in. Not going to bother with Centrelink. FTB was due this week and it didn't go in with that, so I'm guessing another fortnight for us?
    Haven't some QLD schools started doing yr 7 in high school?

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    Nothings for free. I have one in school- public school system, it still costs in uniform, "voluntary" school contribution, school bag, etc. In my opinion, the trade off with the public system is it requires a lot more parent involvement.

    On the other hand, Uni costs are through the roof. Sure- no uniforms but there's the fee for doing a particular subject (even if you don't actually attend the university), than there's text books which can be as costly as the subject fee and the regular stuff- like stationary, a computer if you require it (esp if you do it be correspondence).

    It all costs. It also has an opportunity cost. By pouring money into our school system, the government is losing the oppotunity to fund other things- like the health system.

    But, I'll take what I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    Haven't some QLD schools started doing yr 7 in high school?

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    Some private schools have Jr, Middle and Senior so they have Pre-Prep to Y5, Y6 to Y8, Y9 to Y12 but public is P to 7 for primary and 8 to 12 in high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret of Cleo View Post
    Some private schools have Jr, Middle and Senior so they have Pre-Prep to Y5, Y6 to Y8, Y9 to Y12 but public is P to 7 for primary and 8 to 12 in high school.
    Are you aware of when they are introducing yr 7 to high school? We're still a fair few years away from high school so I've only heard about doing it, not when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    Haven't some QLD schools started doing yr 7 in high school?

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    Stupidest idea ever almost as bad as when they decided to add prep to qld primary schools.

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    My dd1 is in yr7 and in high school we are in wa catholic. There are some schools that have had it for years. But because public schools haven't changed yet we have the joy of all the high school costs but still only get the primary school pay rate. Dd2 is in kindy yet no school payment for her as kindy not compulsory in wa. I actually like yr7 being high school now that dd1 doing it, makes high school transition easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Stupidest idea ever almost as bad as when they decided to add prep to qld primary schools.
    Why is prep in primary school bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    Are you aware of when they are introducing yr 7 to high school? We're still a fair few years away from high school so I've only heard about doing it, not when.

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    The current year 5s will be first to be high school in year 7, so they will not be primary school leaders except those schools that do it now.


 
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