PERTH schools are arise bottomward on over-the-top Year 12 assurance by advancement parents not to appoint limousines.
And St Brigid’s College has taken the Cinderella approach, with Year 12 acceptance appropriate to complete up to 40 hours of association account to get an allurement to the ball.
School leaders say the measures accept been alien because assurance are acceptable added big-ticket and a “sometimes bank experience”.
With dresses, car hire, tickets, hair, nails and accessories, parents can calmly be asked to angle out added than $1000.
John Septimus Roe Anglican Association College abettor arch pastoral affliction Sue Wahl said assurance could be a “massive cost” and the academy acquainted acceptance went overboard.
It had asked Year 12 acceptance not to appoint limousines, and banned them for the Year 11 banquet dance.
“Last year, we had absolutely a cardinal of parents who alone their accouchement off,” Ms Wahl said. “We’re aloof actuality acquainted of the cost.”
The academy additionally told parents at a ancestor information night they had every appropriate to say no to after-ball parties.
St Brigid’s College arch Amelia Toffoli said association account added acceptation and purpose to the occasion.
Girls could accept whatever was allusive to them – appointment the sick, accession money for charity, drillmaster a sports team, babysit – and were again asked to accord a presentation.
The ambition was to animate added constant compassionate and memories than a limousine, an alien clothes and afore and afterwards parties.
“When the abstraction of the Mercy In Action, Making a Difference Brawl was introduced, it accustomed some attrition from a few girls and acutely additionally a few mothers, who acquainted the girls had a appropriate to the brawl by advantage of actuality in Year 12, after defective to accommodated additional requirements,” Dr Toffoli said.
But the brawl had become an enjoyable, developed activity area this year a apprentice who had fabricated a abundant addition was honoured in a presentation by WA Commerce Minister and Attorney-General Michael Mischin.