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School fees

Started by Kym Jason Butler. Last reply by Kym Jason Butler Mar 20, 2011. 2 Replies

I would like feedback on what rights I have and how I can approach an issue in regards to school fees. I paid 2011 school fees in full in November 2010, I was entitled to a 50% discount as a staff…Continue

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Comment by T. Stafidas on September 23, 2010 at 20:15

I need some good local advice from fellow Shire parents because the internet is just not enough!. It is now time for me to start researching for a school for my almost 4 year old. I would love to get your views on the Catholic V's Public schools in the area. Are there any schools that I should stay away from?
Comment by T. Stafidas on February 20, 2011 at 15:29


I recently came across a caringbah catholic school enrolment application form which required a family photo to be attached. Can someone please tell me the relevance of this as I am disgraced.

Comment by Jordan T on March 4, 2011 at 8:02
@ T. Stafidas - why would you be 'disgraced'. I'd imagine a family photo would allow the school/teachers etc to identify you and others who might be picking your child up from school, etc. Sounds like a reasonable request. I don't think it is an issue that should cause you distress
Comment by T. Stafidas on March 4, 2011 at 10:11

Jordan, as part of an enrolment selection process for kindy, I dont think a photo should be necessary at this stage. Why would the selectors need to see a photo of the entire family? surely "looks" are not a selection criteria...or is it?


I have enrolled my child into 3 schools and only this one wanted a family photo which I thought was unecessary.



Comment by Jordan T on March 4, 2011 at 10:41
I'm sure they have a good reason for it. Maybe it assists staff identify who you are when you at school. Maybe its a security measure. Why don't you just ask them?

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