Secondary School Pocket Money

PSLE marks the graduation of Primary school students and their entry into Secondary schools as teenagers. Discuss all issues about Secondary schooling here.

Secondary School Pocket Money

Less than $10
3
15%
$11 - $20
3
15%
$21 - $30
6
30%
$31 - $40
2
10%
$41 - $50
1
5%
$50+
5
25%
 
Total votes : 20

Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby nms1 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:03 pm

How much pocket money to you plan to give/did you give per week for Sec 1, excluding public transport?

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby Pangyx » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:49 pm

$10 a day including transport is reasonable I guess..

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby starlight1968sg » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:12 pm

Is the money per day or per week?

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby MyPillow » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:09 pm

My child said include first break n lunch needs abt $7 a day
Transport is cheap for students. I think mrt ride abt $0.45 per trip flat

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby MyPillow » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:10 pm

MyPillow wrote:My child said include first break n lunch needs abt $7 a day
Transport is cheap for students. I think mrt ride abt $0.45 per trip flat


My lunch at work abt $5 to $6 only , so ex for full day Sch :slapshead:

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby ngl2010 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:48 pm

MyPillow wrote:
MyPillow wrote:My child said include first break n lunch needs abt $7 a day
Transport is cheap for students. I think mrt ride abt $0.45 per trip flat


My lunch at work abt $5 to $6 only , so ex for full day Sch :slapshead:

They got recess mah. You got recess? :laugh: And they eat a lot :sweat:

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby slmkhoo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:04 pm

MyPillow wrote:My child said include first break n lunch needs abt $7 a day
Transport is cheap for students. I think mrt ride abt $0.45 per trip flat

It sounds a bit steep? But boys probably eat a lot. Does it include drinks? You may want to encourage water instead. MRT fare is a bit higher that that, but not much - 50-60cents, I think, and it's distance-related (but only 2 tiers).

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby lee_yl » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:09 pm

I have been giving my children $2 for recess since P1 until now. Come P6, dd1 complained that she went hungry easier and $2 was no longer enough. So I will be giving her a dollar more every day next year.

If DD1 goes back to her affiliated secondary school, it will be the same old canteen and I won't be giving more than $3 for her secondary one recess. If need to stay back after school, that would be another $3 more (excl transport).

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby MyPillow » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:00 pm

ngl2010 wrote:
MyPillow wrote:
MyPillow wrote:My child said include first break n lunch needs abt $7 a day
Transport is cheap for students. I think mrt ride abt $0.45 per trip flat


My lunch at work abt $5 to $6 only , so ex for full day Sch :slapshead:

They got recess mah. You got recess? :laugh: And they eat a lot :sweat:


Haha we adults on diet , can't eat much
Yep include a drink , Sec kids esp boys not satisfied with plain water
And I think my son wants to save up some allowance as 私房$
i was told chicken rice abt $2 , haven't add extra egg n drink . Jap rice bowl is abt $3

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Re: Secondary School Pocket Money

Postby metz2 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:22 pm

For students who make frequent trips on public transportation, it may be cost effective to go for the concession scheme.

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