Parents should be aware that the Department of Education and Training has changed the receipting process for Parent Payments; please ensure you retain your receipt for future reference.
PARENT PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS for 2022
Laburnum Primary School advises you of our parent payment arrangements for 2022.
Please find the contribution schedule for Year 1 attached. Please complete this form and return it to the school by 2 December 2021, so the school can order items needed for your child’s learning next year.
Each year, School Council determines the following year’s cash budget by considering teaching and learning programs and the key improvement areas in the School Strategic Plan. Laburnum Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum.
Laburnum Primary School has a tradition of offering our students a rich learning program. Your payment of the contribution requests ensures the continued delivery of high-quality programs in classrooms and specialist areas. Contribution requests for online resources are included for 2022.
We are always grateful for the additional support parents provide by volunteering their time and efforts and conducting important fundraising, which has resulted in exceptional resources for our students.
Funding to meet the school’s budget comes from three sources:
|In the past few years, Parent Contributions and local fundraising funds provided:
The DET Student Resource Package meets salaries and most operational costs of running the school. It does not, however, meet all the cost of materials or the enriched learning programs that we offer in Intervention, Music, Visual Arts, Languages (Spanish), Library and Physical Education. It is also insufficient to meet the planned maintenance of, and improvements to, buildings and grounds.
The school relies heavily upon voluntary parent financial contributions to meet the difference between funds from the Student Resource Package and our budgeted expenditure each year.
Financial Support for Families
Laburnum Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:
For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, contact:
Sonya Edwards, Business Manager
Ph: 03 9898 5811 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refer to Contribution Schedule on pages 3 & 4.
Refer to Refund Policy – Available on School Website
For further information on the Department’s Parent Payment Policy, please see an overview attached, and on the school website.
Mr Michael Johnson Dr Kim Dray
School Council President Principal
Please note: each Year Level has a different Contribution Schedule, so it is important to use the correct one for each child.
Contribution schedule – Year 1 2022
[For families requiring translation, this Parent Payment form is also listed below]
FAMILY NAME: _______________________________________________
STUDENT NAME: _______________________________________________
Please find below an itemised list of:
Laburnum Primary School also welcomes your Tax-Deductible Donation for 2022.
Please complete this form and return to the school by 2 December 2021, so the school can prepare for the 2022 school year accordingly.
|Curriculum Contributions - previously ‘Essential items’- items and activities that students use, or participate in, to access the Curriculum||Amount|
Year 1 classroom consumables, materials & equipment
Year 1 Online Subscriptions
Year 1 ICT Devices – previously ‘Technologies’
The school provides technology experiences for students, additional technical support, Wi-Fi infrastructure, internet services, 2 and 3D printing, data projectors and ongoing staff development. Replacement of class whiteboards with Plasma screens is funded through this payment.
Large screens, including plasma and IWBs, are complemented by iPads and/or PCs with educational software. Students use the BeeBot devices to learn initial coding skills. Introductory cyber safety lessons are taught.
|Swimming - Note please: “arrangements yet to be finalised’||TBA|
|Other Contributions – previously ‘Voluntary Contributions’ for non-curriculum items and activities||Amount|
|Additional Programs - School Council asks parents to make this contribution to support the school’s provision of some programs including school presentations, concerts and basic maintenance of our school environment, which are not covered by other funding (e.g. fixed sports equipment, playgrounds, sports fields, landscaping).||$90.00|
|PE Equipment - Sports equipment for use in classroom and breaks (including but not limited to) sporting balls, racquets, nets, bats. This is separate to the P.E. program equipment.||$4.50|
|Student Wellbeing programs - e.g. Life Education, Interrelate||TBA|
|First Aid Equipment - Includes provision of supplies, e.g. band aids, school Epipens, first aid kits, defibrillator supplies, generic Ventolin & spacers||$5.00|
|School Grounds (Maintenance and Improvements) - for regular maintenance of school grounds & to meet safety standards, including annual inspections. The Government provides some funding to address urgent works & essential items. Any shortfalls are met by locally raised funds. Families are encouraged to contribute, especially as Working Bees have become unviable.||$60.00|
|Other optional excursions/incursions - yet to be scheduled||TBA|
|Building fund - A tax-deductible contribution to support renovations, upgrades, and maintenance of school infrastructure.
The building fund levy can only be spent on new capital expenditure and maintenance of buildings and building fixtures. Your contribution enables us to meet essential, short-term needs and costly upgrades to our school buildings.
Education Items for students to own:
LPS offers families the Stationery Starter Pack (above), so that all students have the same essential items needed for learning.
If your family chooses to purchase your child’s Stationery Pack elsewhere, please contact the office for a list of these essential items. As other Curriculum Consumables and Specialist Supplies are purchased in bulk by the school, these items are separately listed for contribution above in the Curriculum Contribution section.
Extra-Curricular Items and Activities - Previously ‘Optional Items’
Laburnum Primary School offers a range of items and activities that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students and are above and beyond what the school provides in order to deliver the Curriculum. These are provided on a user-pays basis.
If you would like to purchase an item or activity for your child, please indicate on the table below and return this to the school by 2 December, 2021.
|Extra-Curricular Items and Activities||Amount||Purchase (Please tick)|
|Music Tuition||TBA (via tutor)|
|Total Extra-Curricular Items and Activities||$|
|Curriculum Contributions – previously ‘Essential Items’||$|
|Other Contributions – previously ‘Voluntary Contributions’||$|
|Extra-Curricular Items and Activities||$|
|PARENT PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS Total Amount||$|
Please indicate your preferred method of payment:
| Option A (full amount by 2 December 2021)
Option B (half payment 2 Dec 2021 & balance 11 Feb 2022)
Option C (other payment arrangements)*
* If selecting Option C please make an appointment with the school’s Business Manager, Sonya Edwards.
Expiry Date: ____ /____ CVC: __ __ __ Date: _______________
CONTACT NUMBER: ______________________
Cardholder Name: ________________________________________________________________________
PARENT PAYMENTS POLICY
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