when your child brings money to school....

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Re: when your child brings money to school...

Postby magicpiglet » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:34 am

I doubt schools have such practice, put cash in sealed envelope n ask him to put in his handbook, ask him to write dwn in handbook on e day he needs to submit, if paying with cheque is available, use cheque, hope it helps, if caregiver goes to sch to fetch pass directly to teacher

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Re: when your child brings money to school....

Postby Misty Rain » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:58 am

We have been paying school fees via Giro all these years.

Your nephew can request for the Giro form from the general office.

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Re: when your child brings money to school....

Postby Mawar » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:17 am

At P5, the child is more than ready to be entrusted with the responsibility. If he forgets, there's always the next day to do it. Part of life skills. Better learn now than later.

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Re: when your child brings money to school....

Postby slmkhoo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:40 am

Does he have a file for papers etc that go between school and home? Like forms for parents to sign etc? If so, just add the payment issues to that system. Get him to write down the amount, purpose, date due etc in his notebook or on a sheet of paper if there isn't a form with the details on it. Money should be put in an envelope or clipped with a paper clip and put in the file for bringing to school. He should not carry the money in his wallet or pocket and get it mixed up with his own pocket money. I think a P5 kid should be able to handle this sort of stuff, and if he can't, it's time to practise.

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Re: when your child brings money to school....

Postby Beatrice_NoQ » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:31 pm

I agree, it's never too early to teach your kid about managing money. Perhaps put the money into a pouch with a strap and clip the strap to the inside of his bag so it will be next to impossible for him to lose it.

As for keeping track of which fees to pay and the amount, it'll be good as some parents suggested to keep a handbook where he can record all his monetary expenses.

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Re: when your child brings money to school....

Postby lauren85 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Chapter books are a great option. Mr. Popper's Penguins is a good one to start with. We've also just enjoyed The Trumpet of the Swan. I much prefer reading chapter books now.

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Re: when your child brings money to school....

Postby Sarahtan » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:23 pm

Agree too. They need to be trained. They will make mistakes here and there but that's where they learn. If you deduct a % of it from their ang pow money, they learn fast. :)

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Re: when your child brings money to school....

Postby erislee » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:07 pm

giro is better...

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