Just wondering, those of you with kids at a public school, do you pay the voluntary contribution ?
If you don't, has the school ever sent you an account ?
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14-04-2014 16:24 #1
Public school voluntary contributions
14-04-2014 16:26 #2
Yes we always pay. I know though that our school doesn't send accounts, just reminders in the newsletter.
14-04-2014 16:27 #3
Yes. I figure if it makes funds just that little bit easier for the school and it usually also pays for subscriptions to reading and maths programs.
If things were different and we were tight for money at home it might be one of the first things to go. ie. food vs fees.
Reminders are only through the newsletter also.
Last edited by Little Ted; 14-04-2014 at 16:29.
14-04-2014 16:32 #4
Yes we pay the voluntary, sending DS to school is still cheaper than his childcare was so I figure we should.
14-04-2014 17:09 #53lilangels
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Yes anything to help out the school after all its benefiting your child's education and putting less pressure on public schools if parents contribute a little. I hate when I hear mums whinging about paying it or have decided not to pay it then they've gone on a holiday or bought themselves a new car.
14-04-2014 17:29 #6
Yes yes yes!!! I'm a public school teacher and those contributions help us so much. Like a pp said it's a drop in the ocean compared to childcare! Please do if it's possible your school will truly appreciate it
Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th
14-04-2014 17:29 #7
Ok so I haven't paid this year. Mainly because I'm paying almost $400 for my daughters end of year school camp. I support EVERY other fundraiser, pay for every excursion. I guess I'm a bit peeved that they sent an account in the mail. I was under the impression that they were VOLUNTARY ie you only paid if you could afford it or if you wanted to. Sigh ..... I guess I'll have to phone the school and explain that things are tight. Quite embarrassing.
14-04-2014 17:35 #8
I do, I haven't paid this years yet though wi be in a month or 2
14-04-2014 17:43 #9
Yes we do for reasons already stated. I'm not sure if the school sends out accounts and I've never read any reminders in the newsletters either.
14-04-2014 17:43 #10
Yep, though Jasper's school seem like they probably wouldn't mention it again if it wasn't paid, I kept asking when does it need to be paid by and it's a bit - whenever you can.
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