Australian Private Schools Should Refund Part of Fees

Australian Private Schools Should Refund Part of Fees

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Arshid A started this petition to Hon. Dan Tehan MP (Minister for Veterans' Affairs) and

As parents we sacrifice extra from our hard earned money to enrol our children in private schools hoping that they will get quality education, more dedicated and tailored service. 
Unfortunately because of the global pandemic our children are having online classes and don’t have any access to sports and other extra curricular activities. 

It’s clearly notable that many of the private schools are misusing the current situation. 
The expectation from schools is to make sure that the online classes are in accordance with the normal daily classroom timetable. But in reality the duration of online classes is no where near to the normal. In fact my child attending grade 1 has around 1 hour in total of online classes every day and that’s all. That again it’s just couple of weeks back only that the school has started daily classes otherwise there used be just a 30 minute session once a week. But they are still regularly sending all the exercises and homework and parents are overwhelmed with this additional help that we have to provide to our children every day. 

The private schools have found the pandemic as an opportunity to make even more money by cutting short the number of contractual staff also when they are already saving a lot by not having any regular outgoings like water, electricity, cleaning and maintenance, security etc. as well as they are also getting the extra government aid in the form of jobkeeper payments etc. 

Department of Education should take record of the number of staff the schools are currently holding. Also the schools should be asked to report their schedule of online classes for each grade. 

We parents have paid for full time classes in addition to extra curricular activities and support that our children should be getting.

Private schools are the most unaffected businesses and since the services provided are not up to the mark, we strongly urge Private schools to take some responsibility and return a part of the fees for the missed number of hours of classroom provided and as well as the part of fees that goes towards the school maintenance etc. 

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