Education Matters

Head Master: The facts about school funding

Posted by Tim Bowden on Aug 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School

We are entering, once again, into a political debate about school funding. The education of children will become a contested battleground. The metaphor of ‘battle’ is appropriate, because there will be sides, alliances, winners and losers, and a high likelihood that the same territory will continue to be contested into the future.

The terrain of school funding in Australia has a long and complex history, and I don’t know that it can be retold here. However, it may be worthwhile providing some facts about school funding in Australia and three landmarks to help orientate yourself to the debate.

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Topics: Education, School funding

Cost versus value: is private school worth it?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The funding of education in Australia has become a real talking point in recent times. No longer just the conversation piece of politicians, bureaucrats and educators, how schools are funded is just as likely to be talked about at your next backyard barbecue.

Education and schooling at all levels comes at a cost. The starting point for most parents is to consider cost versus value: Is private school worth it? Here’s a snapshot of how private schools are funded*:

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Topics: Education, School funding