2018 School Charges Outline
Below are the details and guidance on the management of our ‘School Charges and Booklist’ requirements for 2018. School Council has undertaken its annual review in preparation for the coming year.
The Government provides schools with funding that is to be used in specific areas to meet the educational needs of children. Essential Education Items are required to be paid by the parents.
Should there be particular issues that you wish to discuss in relation to the following breakdown of costs, you are encouraged to contact the Principal, Mr. Andrew Frawley, and a meeting can be arranged.
Essential Education Items
These are items parents and carers pay the school to provide as outlined by the Department of Education and Training.
PART 1: School Requisites
This is a compulsory charge and relates to all the booklist requirements per student. This will include such (not limited to): pencils, pens, exercise books, and specific text books.
- Foundation (Prep) Student Requisites Cost $90.00
- Grade One/Two Student Requisites Cost $65.00
- Grade Three/Four Student Requisites Cost $75.00
- Grade Four/Five Student Requisites Cost $45.00
- Grade Six Student Requisites Cost $70.00
PART 2: School Charges
A. Incursions & Minor Excursions
This is a compulsory charge. The activities are specific to our arts & cultural performances program. These activities may occur at school or within the local community. Dependent on the number of activities undertaken during the school year there may be additional costs which if they occur will be communicated to you in a timely manner.
B. Sports Events Charge (Foundation to 6)
This is a compulsory charge. This minimises the number of monetary requests for sporting trips and events throughout the year parents have the opportunity to pay an amount of $70 up front to cover these. Most students will need to spend this entire amount on our compulsory core events; swimming and the gymnastics program. Some students will elect to participate in other sports activities which will be an additional cost. These events will be then paid for as required
C. Curriculum Charge
This is a compulsory charge. The school receives some funding directly from the government for curriculum program support. However not all needs are addressed and schools are permitted to apply charges to cover costs for materials such as those listed below.
- General classroom needs: Items the children will take possession of
- Stationery not covered within the Booklist
- ICT/Computer program and printing costs
- Costs for Specialist Programs materials & equipment (Visual Arts, Performing Arts)
D. School Camp & Major Excursions
The next School Camp will be held in 2017.
Because of the challenges with planning, organisation and the related costing process, costs associated with school camps and major excursions are not included.
E. Netbook Program (Grade 3-6 only)
The 1 to 1 netbook program is a crucial part of our senior school curriculum. The 2017 1 to 1 netbook program will remain the same as in 2016 and students will have access to a netbook during the course of the school day and will be able to take them home for school based activities at the teachers’ discretion.
If the netbook is damaged in a way which is found to wilful or careless a repair cost will be expected. If the netbook malfunctions the school will cover the cost with no excess charges.
Families will be provided with comprehensive documentation detailing the user agreements at the beginning of the 2017 school year.
Grades 3-6 $40.00
PAYMENTS OF SCHOOL CHARGES
In 2017 parents who were deemed eligible became recipients of the governments Camps, Sports and Excursion (CSEF) payment of $125. This money was used as required during 2017. Any remaining funds are carried over into 2018. The CSEF payment will again be available in 2018 and will assist families to pay for School Charges A. Incursions and minor excursions; B. the swimming and gymnastics program; and D. Major excursion (or part thereof).
Full or part payments need to be made by Friday February 2nd. (If you elect to pay your student charges in two instalments final payment will be required by Wednesday July 25th). Payments can be made directly to the school office in cash or by card (the school has EFTPOS facilities), direct credit into the school's bank account (please contact the school for bank account details) or via CentrePay (please contact the school for CentrePay details).
- Parents who hold a current Health Care Card are eligible for the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund(CSEF). The CSEF will cover a portion of the costs associated with the Incursions & Minor Excursions Charge, Sports Events Charge and Major Excursion (or part thereof). To obtain the CSEF the Application Form needs to be completed and the Health Care Card needs to be presented to the school office before Friday February 2nd.
Please ensure you contact Andrew Frawley if you require clarification or wish to discuss any aspect of this dimension of our school program.