It’s official: we are definately going to move Daniel to another school.
Besides last week’s little drama, we sent the school an email requesting that they consider the following as we wanted to send the twins there as of 2010:
1. their R3 000 deposit per child
2. their school fees that are R 1265 per month for 12 months of the year for HALF DAY (if we were to send Daniel full day it would have cost R1870 per month EXCLUDING lunch!)
3. the fact that they close at 16h30 every day and are based over 2 sites, so we would need to drive around like lunatics ever afternoon.
They have now come back and declined to assist us in any way.
So, they are suggesting that we pay a total of an additional R6 000 deposit plus R 5940 per month for 12 months of the year. Oh, and we can send the kids to holiday camp about 3 weeks during the various school holidays, but that is an additional R335 per week per child.
So, a whopping R74 295 in school fees for a year for 3 children plus a R6 000 non-refundable deposit.
I have done some research lately and all the other schools in our area accomodate you in some way, either during the deposit stage/ payment only of 10 months of the year/not charging for holiday camps etc.
I’m not “snoep” and I obviously want only the best for my kids, but surely this is a bit overboard? They are a lovely school, don’t get me wrong, but that seriously is a tad above my means.