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She better do her homework

May 29, 2010

Remember when I was struggling with the concept of choosing an obstetrician and hospital at only 5 weeks pregnant?  I’m feeling a little the same right now, since I signed The Bee up for secondary school yesterday, with a start date of 2020.  That’s the future, man…

We’ve chosen to enrol her at one of the good private schools near us, since all of the government schools anywhere near here don’t appear to do well academically.  Basically this is a safety net for us – we may end up moving somewhere where the public schools are better, ours may improve or she may end up not being an academic kid.  But I was told that if she wasn’t signed up by the time she was 1, her chances of getting into a good private school would be pretty low.

Have I mentioned the cost yet?  It’s looking like $20K a year, for between 4-6 years of secondary school depending on when we take her out of her local primary school.  In 10 years time it’ll be something like $150K to get her through school – and let’s not think of the cost if we have a second…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. katery permalink
    May 29, 2010 12:59 pm

    omg that is crazy, that’s like college here.

    • The Barreness permalink*
      May 29, 2010 11:05 pm

      Isn’t it just! And while Uni’s not as exxy as it is in the US, it’s still something else we’ll need to save for as well. I think my shoe budget is going to take a serious hit for the next oh say 20 years…

  2. May 30, 2010 12:53 pm

    Holy crap!! Very scary. Will the uniform be purple by any chance? Or solid gold!

  3. May 31, 2010 12:15 am

    Oh god, I know. When D was 6 weeks old we enrolled him in school, and if that wasn’t bad enough I am now looking at schools in Melbourne to enroll him in just in case we decide to move someday (hubby’s is from there).

    D isn’t even sitting up by himself and in order to get him into good schools I’ve applied to enroll him in schools in two states – it’s crazy!

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