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Offline Vince MacMahon

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Model C schools please
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:49:26 PM »
I had a nice bank balance this morning till I paid 2020 school fees. admired it for a minute and thought of all the wonderful audio gear I could have gotten.  :drool:

Good government schools are few and far in between,  we have 1 in the entire area which has a waiting list from Cape to Cairo.
so we are left to go to Private Schools:
With private schools, you get the smallish ones which are reasonable and the mainstream ones which have traditional values, sporting heritage, etc.
the small boutique private schools are near useless when it comes to sports, so won't work for my children.
then left to the sharks......Rxxx xxx per child per annum

At least I get a 5% discount if I pay now (Dec) but bras tax...its still a whopping amount of money,
especially when paying tax!!!!!!  :walled: can I get a tax break please

anyways - what happened to the so called Model C schools (Part government funded, part private)

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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 07:25:07 PM »
Every time I see another corruption scandal I just think of how much better off we all would have been if all this looting could just stop.

Eskom, SAA, and Prasa.

How many schools, clinics, hospitals, houses. and other things could have been built with that money.

How many jobs could have been created in the process., and we could actually get some value for our taxes.

And your kids could go to school around the corner and get the same standard of education as any kid anywhere in the country.

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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 07:30:56 PM »

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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 04:42:21 AM »
Model "C" schools were abolished by the ANC.

Some reverted to government schools, others (like Grayston Prep - formerly Sandown Primary) went private. Some still try to work on a Model C system (like Fourways High), but government policies make it difficult for them to enforce higher (than norm) school fees for those who cannot afford it, so it tends to evolve to lowest common denominator over time.

Private schooling in SA is a exorbitantly expensive & will continue to become even more expensive as more & more of the top teachers emigrate. Our school has had 4 teachers emigrate to NZ in 2019. 5 more have left the school to go to other local private schools, and in some instances it's a straight "swap" - our French teacher goes to Pretoria, their French teacher comes to St. Peters. With a salary hike each time of course.

My son's 1st year engineering fees at TUKS for 2020 are the equivalent of 1 terms school fees this year.  :puke:

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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 06:24:29 PM »
I hear government is talking to Curro!




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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 06:55:01 PM »
I hear government is talking to Curro!




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No, Curro offered placements at 30% discount, which will still be R3k+ per month. I don't see the masses rushing to take up the offer.

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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 10:56:10 AM »
I had a nice bank balance this morning till I paid 2020 school fees. admired it for a minute and thought of all the wonderful audio gear I could have gotten.  :drool:

Good government schools are few and far in between,  we have 1 in the entire area which has a waiting list from Cape to Cairo.
so we are left to go to Private Schools:
With private schools, you get the smallish ones which are reasonable and the mainstream ones which have traditional values, sporting heritage, etc.
the small boutique private schools are near useless when it comes to sports, so won't work for my children.
then left to the sharks......Rxxx xxx per child per annum

At least I get a 5% discount if I pay now (Dec) but bras tax...its still a whopping amount of money,
especially when paying tax!!!!!!  :walled: can I get a tax break please

anyways - what happened to the so called Model C schools (Part government funded, part private)

I feel your pain, just paid annual fee's for my two boys, one primary one high school... At least I got a nice email from the school admin office complimenting me on the state of our account, I smiled and actually felt good in a painful sort of way...
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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 10:59:37 PM »
You are basically forced to send your kids to a private school these days in certain areas. I have been living just north of Fourways for the past 20 years. When I moved in, the only so called model C high school that I can recall in the area was Fourways high.
So after 20 years, we have Montecasino, Fourways mall being a construction site for years, tons of new shopping malls, 100's of complex's and housing estates and most probably a couple of hundred thousand new residents who have kids.
Has there been one new government school built from scratch in the area ?

Yes, private school fee's are expensive, but often there is really no choice. My eldest ( now in matric ) managed to get a scholarship for high school which has saved us a fair amount.
One thing that does irk me though, is people that won't bat a eyelid at a 10k + a month car repayment ,but bleat about the cost of school fees.


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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 11:04:51 PM »
One thing that does irk me though, is people that won't bat a eyelid at a 10k + a month car repayment ,but bleat about the cost of school fees.


Iím fortunate, the old Beemers are cheap to buy and easy to maintain. Were built like tanks.

I probably paid more on my sound setups than my 16 years old car. Still goes like a dream though.

You were very fortunate to land a scholarship.




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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 05:22:17 PM »
I highly doubt people around that forways area will send their kids to a government school even if there was one.
but the point is taken


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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2020, 05:36:40 PM »
We don't have to have cars, we do have to have schools, and we pay taxes.  It's part of my culture to have decent govt. schools.  Paid for by taxes.  Better school sports facilities and so on, up to the community to organise and raise funds.  Self-organisation, PTA.  ...Social education is also needed...what is done via SABC is very little, mostly talking about it.

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Re: Model C schools please
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2020, 04:10:18 AM »
I highly doubt people around that forways area will send their kids to a government school even if there was one.
but the point is taken

Why is that? Because you assume they are wealthy? A big mortgage & car installment for the latest & greatest merc/beemer/range rover does not equal wealth. It equals debt.

BTW: They do & there is. A few in the are: Fourways High, Bryanston High, Hyde Park High.
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