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#1 SushiLover

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

This week the kids school are getting there yearly school photos done.

Today I went to hand in the money to pay for photos that will take place on Thursday. I was told by office staff and the principle (who was standing there at the time) that they could not accept the money as the photo company told them that it must only be handed to them from the children themselves as money may go missing and it could be the staff who stole it. This includes prep and kindy students.

I was gobsmacked. Who would you entrust with money a teacher or your 4 and 6 year old child?

Sometimes I wonder what this world is coming to!

#2 Coffeegirl

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

This has been standard procedure at our school for the past few years.

Students must bring the money/envelope in on the day and are nt allowed to give it to the teacher.



#3 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Thats incredibly sad that they wouldnt trust the office staff or teachers. We had ours in to the office and it has to be in the week before photos. So they know which kids are having siblings shots.

#4 ~elle~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

i do all my ordering online - infact they encourage it by providing a free digital pic.

#5 Chelli

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

blink.gif Really? It may be a form of self protection for teachers to not want the responsibility of handling the money but I would rather take my chances with an adult than a child when handling that money.

It's a sad state of affairs if someone you entrust your child's care and education to can't be trusted to handle payment for school photos in an envelope nno.gif

#6 AngryBird

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

It's been like this with my kids' school for several years - and as far as I know it has nothing to do with staff stealing money and everything to do with making the whole process of photographing, ordering, getting the right names to the right photos and so on.

I have no dramas sending the money with my kids - I send tuckshop money and excursion forms and money with them, so it's not really any different.

#7 mez70

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

Very common, our school send out envelopes and on the day your return the envelope and enclose cash, cheque or pr completed C/C slip. The sealed envelope is then handed in to the photo people as each class goes in and they ask that orders for sibling groups etc go with the eldest child.

What happens on the day each class goes through then they relevant captains (house school etc) and then they announce for those families wishing to have family groups to then go through.

Most teachers are pretty good with the younger grades that if on the day you say XXXX has the photo envelope and money they will ensure the child gets it out of the bag....


#8 LynnyP

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

It is the policy at my daughter's school.  I think it has more to do with parents saying they "handed the money in at the office" and staff being blamed for money going missing.

I don't know why some places are still insisting on stupid methods of payment like cash or cheques.  Online is really the only sensible way for most things.

#9 Bob-the-skull

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

our school you must bring the money on the day, i have always got my kids to hand it straight to the teacher as we come in the class and they generally have a box where all photo orders are put in the morning and then are locked up in her cabinet til photo time.

#10 mindy05

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

Both my kids' schools had the hand it in on the day routine but, when DS was in Prep, his teacher put it in a bag then handed it back to each child just before they had their photos taken.

Both my kids' schools had the hand it in on the day routine but, when DS was in Prep, his teacher put it in a bag then handed it back to each child just before they had their photos taken.

#11 SummerStar

Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:39 AM

This has always been the process at our school too (even from when I was at school) and we were never told it was because they don't trust staff.
Each child had to have the envelope themselves so the photographer can write the details on it so they know which picture is of which child and the payment is so they know the child paid. Or you pay some outrageous "finding" fee if the payment is separate.
Or that's what the envelope has always said. If the office has the money and or envelope how can they record which child each photo is of or know they paid... I imagine matching up payments from the office would be quite time consuming and just extra work.
Our have gone online now also buy previously it was always that way.

Edited by SummerStar, 27 February 2013 - 05:40 AM.


#12 Julie3Girls

Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

Very routine.

The kids need their envelopes for the photographer.
My dd in yr1 handed her teacher the envelope in the morning, but then the teacher handed the kids back their individual envelopes when they went to have photos done, so the kids could hand their own envelope to the photographer as they had their individual shots taken. The photographer can then record numbers against their photo details/numbers to keep track of which child is which.

Nothing to do with trust of money.  Her envelope didn't actually have any money in it ... All our money was in my oldest dd's envelope (allows for this on the envelope).  We also had the option of online ordering so no money involved at all, but the kids still needed their own envelope.




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