The Bluff Point Primary School Board has endorsed the schedule of Contributions and Charges for 2021 and notes the proposed P&C fee and voluntary contribution. This schedule is broken into four sections and will allow you to calculate all possible costs that you might incur throughout the next school year. Invoices will be sent home early in Term 1 2021.
The total amount of contributions parents and carers are being asked to pay has been set within the School Education Regulations 2000 where a maximum of $60 per student can be charged. The actual cost is $40 per student – Kindergarten to Year 6.
Money collected will be used to supplement school expenditure in the areas listed below. While contributions are voluntary, the quality of our teaching and learning program will be maximised when each family makes its contribution.
Contributions supplement existing funding for English, Mathematics, Science, The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technologies, Languages Other Than English, Photocopy materials, Classroom Activities, Supplementary Library Books and Celebrating special days.
2. CHARGES FOR EXTRA COST OPTIONAL COMPONENTS
A breakdown of estimated charges for your child’s participation in activities, etc for 2020 has been included in the schedule. 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.
If a student is identified as a highly gifted student they will be invited to participate in the PEAC program. Costs associated with PEAC for 2021 may be as follows: Supply white T-Shirt. Annual fee is $100.00.
Year Five Students
- Instrumental Music $110.00
Year Six Students
- Graduation: $40.00 is the maximum cost of the graduation dinner.
- Year 6 Camp/Activity Week: Parents/guardians will be notified if a camp or activity week will be held. Maximum cost $400.00.
3. ITEMS FOR PERSONAL USE IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
The charge for personal use items will vary from student to student and includes stationery items, calculator, textbooks, tissues, art shirts, library bag, graduation t/shirt logo, class photograph, etc
A booklist of recommended personal materials for your child has been sent out. These items can be purchased at any of the local stationery stores or newsagent. Your child will need to have the listed materials each school day, so it may be necessary to replace some items such as pencils throughout the year.
4. VOLUNTARY APPROVED FUNDS
Other costs associated with your child’s schooling at Bluff Point Primary include a P&C Contribution. For 2021 this contribution has been set at $1.00 per family.
REFUND OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHARGES
Parents may be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of the contributions and charges they have paid if their child transfers to another school prior to the end of the school year. Alternatively, the remaining funds can be transferred to the new school. These refunds will be arranged upon your request and the refund will be based on a rate as approved by School Council.