Sister is a teacher, of senior lads in a private school.
'Sister, do you send the boys home if their shoes aren't clean?' Rolling of eyes.
'Sister, do you do fingernail inspections?' More eye rolling.
'Sister, do you give the boys cuts, or that men's work?' Pained expression.
'Sister, do you discipline your left handers? Like a rap over the knuckles with a ruler?' Glaring now.
'Sister, is it right that I have to get up at four in the morning to work to pay tax to subsidise the education in an elite private school of your students with rich parents?' Silence as I hit the spot, right where her left leaning greenie credentials sit.
'Sister, do they indoctrinate the students with religion at your school?' R glared at me at this point.
Melbourne Grammar School has been a work in process since we moved here nearly ten years ago. New buildings, old buildings renovated, new playing fields, landscaping. It just has not stopped. But as you can see by the photos below, Wesley College is doing rather a lot of spending too. I am much obliged to Ann O'Dyne for pointing out to me some time ago that donations from parents to the school building fund are tax deductible, whereas school fees are not. I can imagine there is a good bit of abuse of this.
Now don't misunderstand me. I think schools like MGS and Wesley are wonderful schools and all Australian children should have the choice to be educated in such schools, but they are not and why on earth sudent's parents who can't afford to send their children to such private schools subsidise those who can afford the fees? I don't know. It is just so morally wrong.
The lovely green playing fields of Wesley College.