My ex and I have shared care of our 13 yo daughter, roughly 55/45. My daughter had been attending a private school we both agreed on for three years. Over the xmas holidays, my ex-wife enrolled my daughter into a state high school 30km away near her work place without telling me. She provided the school with a copy of the parenting orders specifying catholic schooling and filled out my details on the enrolment form. There was no signature. The school made no effort to contact me, or the previous school. they did not get a transfer report or document from her previous school. I made the decision to not take it to court so as to keep some semblance of a relationship with my daughter, however I now owe $8000 in school fees because no notice was given of withdrawal from the private school. We had even bought uniforms. etc. I'm prepared to wear the crap decision made by a 13 year old with her mother's support and secrecy. I'll work through that one myself with my daughter. I did, however make an official complaint to the Qld education department that my daughter was enrolled without my knowledge or permission when we have court ordered shared care. I asked them to advise me whether the decision was a result of their not following procedures or whether my ex had lied. I intend to use this to seek payment of the Fee penalty if possible. I received their response yesterday. It's over the signature of the Qld Education department assistant director for the region. He states plainly that the principal enrolled the child with the permission of one parent under the education act and this over rides any family court orders. Is this true? I intend pushing it to the ombudsman, but I sounds ridiculous. That would mean that education orders have absolutely no force in Queensland if one parent decides to send their kid to the local state school.