Parent Payment Arrangements - Year 4 2022

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.




Dear Parents/carers,


Laburnum Primary School advises you of our parent payment arrangements for 2022.


Please find the contribution schedule for Year 4 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:

  1. DET (Department of Education and Training) Student Resource Package
  2. Parent Payments, through Voluntary Contributions, including the Tax-Deductible Building Fund and Curriculum Contributions (formerly Essential Items)
  3. Local fundraising, including a valued contribution from our Parents Group through fundraising.
In the past few years, Parent Contributions and local fundraising funds provided:
  • Year 5/6 Shade sail
  • New LED lighting to whole school
  • Purchase & fit out of the new LAB building
  • Fencing around the new deck of LAB building
  • Student toilet upgrades
  • New door locks and handles in 10 classrooms
  • New COVID Safe First Aid furniture
  • Air conditioners for classrooms & First Aid room
  • Window replacements in 10 classrooms
  • Resurfacing of Hall floor
  • New Shade sails over playground
  • New student furniture in Year 1, 4 & 5
  • New bubblers for drinking troughs
  • New hand washing taps in troughs
  • Painting and upgrade of play equipment
  • Repairs to synthetic play surfaces and ongoing mulching around playgrounds
  • New carpet for seven classrooms
  • Ongoing gutter cleaning/replacement
  • Continuous improvements to exit/security lighting


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:



Payment Methods


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.


Yours sincerely,



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 4 2022


Year 4 2022 Parent Payment Form (Click here for writable PDF)


[For families requiring translation, this Parent Payment form is also listed below]


FAMILY NAME: _______________________________________________

STUDENT NAME: _______________________________________________


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Please find below an itemised list of:

  • Curriculum Contributions, (previously ‘Essential Items’) that are core student learning items for 2022
  • Other Contributions, (previously ‘Voluntary Contributions’).

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 4 classroom consumables, materials & equipment

  • Curriculum Consumables [ALL DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO CLASSROOMS IN BULK]                                                                                                         $78.80
    Including (but not limited to) Inquiry Learning, S.T.E.M., sight words resources, Visual Arts materials that are taken home.
  • Specialist supplies: Art, Spanish, Physical Education, Music and Library
    Including (but not limited to) learning journals, scrapbooks, resources, paper, clay, textiles, paint.                                    $20.29
  • Stationery Starter Pack, per student [COLLECTED BY STUDENTS]
    May include (but not limited to) project marker pens, pencils, coloured pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, eraser, glue, ruler, student diary, scissors, document wallet, repositionable notes, notebook, clipboard, playing cards, writing pads, display books, project books, note books, exercise books, playing cards, dictionary/thesaurus and scrapbooks.                                $84.15  

Year 4 Online Subscriptions

  • Bug Club, Epic, Sunshine Books, StoryBox Library, Essential Assessment, PAT Maths, ClickView, Typing Tournament and eSmart Digital Licence/Cyber Safety

Year 4 ICT Devicespreviously ‘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.

Year 4

Students use notebook computers with the Windows operating system, educational software, cameras, keyboarding and printing.  Understandings around cyber safety and coding are extended. G Suite for Education is introduced and extra technical support provided.

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
Tax-deductible contributions
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.
Total Amount  $



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)
School photos TBA  
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  $

FAMILY NAME: ________________________________________________________
STUDENT NAME: _______________________________________ 2021 CURRENT CLASS:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________





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.



Payment methods:



BPay details , please contact the school office by email or phone 9898 5811.
Please include family name in the description & email your completed Contribution Schedule form (pages 3, 4, 5 & 6) to the Office at


Direct Deposit

Laburnum Primary School
BSB: 063107             
Account: 10020405

Please include family name in the description & email your completed Contribution Schedule form (pages 3, 4, 5 & 6) to the School office at



Brought to school by student & given to their classroom teacher.
Please include or email your completed Contribution Schedule form (pages 3, 4 & 5) at



Presently not available at the school office due to COVID restrictions.
Please refer to the school’s eNews for updated information.


Credit Card

Complete credit card slip below or contact school office on 9898 5811. 
Please include family name in the description & email your completed Contribution Schedule form (pages 3, 4, 5 & 6) to the Office at





Mastercard                 Visa                Please charge my Credit Card $ _________________    

Full Card Number: ________________/________________/_________________/_________________


Expiry Date:   ____ /____          CVC: __ __ __         Date: _______________


CONTACT NUMBER: ______________________


Cardholder Name: ________________________________________________________________________   

Cardholder Signature: _____________________________________________________________________ 

FAMILY NAME: ___________________________________________________________________________

STUDENT NAME: _________________________________________________________________________

2021 CURRENT CLASS:  ___________________________________________________________________








  • Schools provide students with free instruction and ensure students have free access to all items, activities and services that are used by the school to fulfil the standard curriculum requirements in Victorian Curriculum F-10, VCE and VCAL.
  • Schools may invite parents to make a financial contribution to support the school.


Schools can request contributions from parents under three categories:


Curriculum Contributions

Voluntary financial contributions for curriculum items and activities which the school deems necessary for students to learn the Curriculum.

Other Contributions

Voluntary financial contributions for non-curriculum items and activities that relate to the school’s functions and objectives.

Extra-Curricular Items and Activities

Items and activities that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students and are above and beyond what the school provides for free to deliver the Curriculum. These are provided on a user-pays basis.

  • Schools may also invite parents to supply or purchase educational items to use and own (e.g. textbooks, stationery, digital devices).


  • Schools put in place financial hardship arrangements to support families who cannot pay for items or activities so that their child doesn’t miss out.
  • Schools have a nominated parent payment contact person(s) that parents can have a confidential discussion with regarding financial hardship arrangements.


  • Schools must obtain school council approval for their parent payment arrangements and publish all requests and communications for each year level on their school website for transparency.


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