Parents are coughing up less to send their children to Gold Coast’s best private schools than other large cities in Australia.
With Townsville parents already forking out hundreds of dollars more for their child’s private school tuition in 2019, they’re also being hit with a raft of additional levies and charges for special subjects, outdoor camps, building upgrades and even cleaning fees.
Private schools across Brisbane will raise tuition fees this year by two to three times the rate of inflation.
Private and Catholic schools across the Gold Coast are raising annual fees well above inflation and in line with hikes in Brisbane.
While some parents debate the benefits of public or private school, many can’t afford the choice and are still seriously struggling with the costs of a so-called ‘free education’.
At Melton Secondary College, perched on the fringe of Melbourne’s north-western sprawl, teachers are forced to roster class heating and cooling.
Hayley Dureau never planned on becoming a teacher. At high school, she wanted to be a doctor.
Charles Sturt University is a favourite among non-school leavers and first-generation students and its graduates are more employable.
The good news continues to roll in for the only university in northern WA, recently topping a national educational survey.
Federation University Australia’s new Pro-Vice Chancellor International says he will work to raise the university’s international profile and continue to attract ‘quality’ international students.