Allowance for sec school student

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Allowance for sec school student

Postby pinky » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:46 pm

How much allowance do you give your sec school child per day/week?

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Postby csc » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:57 pm

Its $50 per week.

It's for recess, lunch and stationery. Actually, he spends only about $30 so the rest goes to to his savings.

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Re: Allowance for sec school student

Postby phankao » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:17 am

pinky wrote:How much allowance do you give your sec school child per day/week?


We used to give S$15/week in sec 1 & 2. This yr increased to S$20/week in sec 3

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Re: Allowance for sec school student

Postby lizawa » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:54 pm

pinky wrote:How much allowance do you give your sec school child per day/week?


$35 / week for break, lunch and some stationery. But he probably uses 1/2 that amount only.

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Re: Allowance for sec school student

Postby Zann » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:41 pm

pinky wrote:How much allowance do you give your sec school child per day/week?


About $25 a week. He also spends about half . He will bring extra to buy books if needed. So far he eats at the school canteen which cost only $2 or less sometime if he eat chicken rice. Some students go outside near-by food centre to take their lunch therefore cost more.

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Postby karmeleon » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:38 am

wah...you all give so much one ah

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Postby lizawa » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:28 pm

I think how much we give also depends on how much we trust our child not to spend unnecessarily. If they can spend sensibly and know how to save, then, I suppose it's alright to give a little more.

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Re: Allowance for sec school student

Postby Fairy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:53 pm

pinky wrote:How much allowance do you give your sec school child per day/week?


Initially, I gave $25 per week but realised that it is not enough. I have since increased it to $30 per week and this is for 2 meals in school only, recess & lunch. My son is not a big eater. But he hardly has any money left at the end of the week. I think its because the food at the canteen is not really that cheap. I remember seeing the signboard of a Japanese food stall selling rice at $2.50 . If you take 2 meals at that price, you will not have money left for drinks.

Some of my friends are giving their sec 1 child $6 to $ 10 per day excluding 'entertainment expense'.

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Re: Allowance for sec school student

Postby Zann » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:40 am

Fairy wrote:[Some of my friends are giving their sec 1 child $6 to $ 10 per day excluding 'entertainment expense'.

What are the entertainment expenses like for sec 1?

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Re: Allowance for sec school student

Postby karmeleon » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:40 pm

Fairy wrote:
pinky wrote:How much allowance do you give your sec school child per day/week?


Some of my friends are giving their sec 1 child $6 to $ 10 per day excluding 'entertainment expense'.


Entertainment Expense??

My daughter is allowed to only have S$2 for recess & S$2 for lunch. No extra. So she has S$4 a day. Enough for her. Some days she comes back for lunch so she saves and uses that for extra food/drinks or buying other things in school.

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