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José

 

 

We picked up a side job and earned enough in 10 days to pay her whole years fee. I'm happy with that- it's not a long term solution (That work is rare) but it at least gives me until next year to decide what we want to do.

But definitely once bub comes and mat leave fishes up we will need to figure ourselves out again for next year.

 

im glad you have figured something out that you're happy with.

 

personally, id be concerned about enrolling my child in a school with doubts about how i could afford it. i know you said you can afford it this year but you dont even know about next year let alone more long term.

i hope it all works out for you.

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got my tinsel on

im glad you have figured something out that you're happy with.

 

personally, id be concerned about enrolling my child in a school with doubts about how i could afford it. i know you said you can afford it this year but you dont even know about next year let alone more long term.

i hope it all works out for you.

 

and by next year you will have another child and your ability to pick up extra work may have disappeared.

 

Your money, your choice OP, but I will stand by my earlier posts - your responsibility is to feed your children and yourselves before spending money on private schools. I think the money from your extra work would have been much better spent on food.

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MrsLexiK

I don’t actually have a large family but read your update. Would your DH be willing to swap the roles around if you earn more then he does? For mat leave etc.

 

We’ve chosen public (we do have good public here) but I had the luxury of private (very high traditional single sex private) and the extras (holidays, brand clothes, big house etc) . DH had religion private (low fees like you have and the expectation that he attend) and family struggled. His parents struggled and really only came out of the struggle when they stopped paying school fees! What I remember now as a 31 year old with my own kids is not “the school yard” it’s holidays with my families, family school picnics, Sunday’s going for a lunch in the hills, readers at a night time, etc. when I read my children stories from their first bible I don’t think back to school chapel but rather Good Friday or Easter Sunday with the family.

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premmie

there are many wonderful public schools, i don't think its about luck though. its mostly due to the dedicated and wonderful school staff who often work well with their committed families to create a lovely learning environment.

 

They absolutely do, it's a lovely school. My point was that we feel lucky to have this wonderful school. Because we were more than willing to spend the private school fees if need be.

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