Schools are required to provide parents and carers with a breakdown of their requested contributions into each of the learning areas to allow parents/carers to claim their educational tax refund. In addition, the schools, through their School Council, determine and advise parents/carers of the anticipated financial costs of the educational programs at the schools.
Contributions: This means “voluntary contributions”. The term relates to the monies requested from parents/carers towards the cost of materials, services and facilities used by K-6 students in their educational programs.
Charges: This term refers to any costs for which payment is compulsory.
SCHOOLS’ CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHARGES
The schedule is broken into three sections, allowing you to calculate all costs that you might incur throughout the school year.
1. Voluntary Contributions
Contributions are voluntary however, the quality of our teaching and learning programs are maximised when each family makes their contribution.
These contributions assist with the purchase of items such as:
The minimum voluntary contributions component for each school is set at:
$40.00 for one child;
$50.00 for two children;
$60.00 for three or more children;
Parents/carers are invited to make a voluntary contribution up to a maximum of $60.00 per student.
Payments can be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly into the school bank account or by cash at the school office. Please note that we do not have EFTPOS facilities. Contributions can be paid in full or in instalments (please notify the administration staff if you wish to pay in instalments).
This is a breakdown of estimated charges for your child’s participation in incursions, excursions, activities, etc, for the year. The amounts indicated on the schedule represent the maximum charge for planned activities that year. Students will only incur costs when they are involved in a particular activity. As in the past, you will be asked to make payment for each activity as it approaches.
3. STUDENT REQUIREMENTS (Booklist)
The list of personal use items students will require varies according to their year level. These personal items are to be supplied by parents/carers for the beginning of the school year and replaced by parents/carers throughout the year as required.
For further information, please see the staff at the front office.
(Including Contributions and Charges)
The Joint Schools’ Council has endorsed the schedule of Voluntary Contributions and Charges for 2020.
School Bank Details
Name of Account: COOLBELLUP COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BSB: 016 454
Account Number: 4979 17497
Please state “student name/Voluntary Contributions” as your reference.