For many years, students have benefited from additional financial resources provided through voluntary financial contributions from parents, carers and other citizens. With these contributions, school can conduct additional programs and activities and purchase educational materials. Parent representatives on the School Board and P&C are directly involved in allocating these funds.
All voluntary contributions directly support the educational programs provided by the school. Voluntary contributions may be made in full, in part or in instalments. If you are able to support the school financially you can be assured your contribution will directly enhance the learning programs of all students. Information about Voluntary Contributions is sent to parents with the school newsletter, usually once each semester.
Section 27 of the Educational Act 2004 clearly states that:
E) Each contribution must be voluntary
F) A child is not to be refused benefits or services because the child's parents do not make a contribution
G) A child is not harassed for contributions
H) Any records of contributions is confidential.
The school may offer or facilitate some optional items, activities and services for which parents may be requested to pay if they want their child to access them. These are included in Schedule One of the Department of Education and Training's Statement on Requesting Financial Contributions from Parents, which can be accessed at Education Directorate website: Policies A-Z (www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
The School Board and P & C have established the Library Trust fund to enable parents to make tax deductible contributions for use in the purchase of library materials used by the children. All contributions over $2 are tax deductible and so parents making contributions are able to receive a rebate on their income tax. Information about this fund will also be sent to parents through the school newsletter.