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Fees & Voluntary Contributions

The School Council at Bayswater Primary School has endorsed the Schedule of Voluntary Contributions, Personal Items for Student Use and Charges for 2020.  The schedule will assist you to calculate all costs that may be incurred during the school year.

School Voluntary Contributions

In accordance with School Education Regulations 2000, schools can request up to a maximum voluntary contribution of $60.00 for each child in Years K-6. The 2020 School Voluntary Contribution for Kindergarten to Year 6 is $60.00 per child.

The funds supplement the cost of materials used by students in the educational programs. The quality of our teaching and learning program will be maximised when each family makes its contribution.      

The School Voluntary Contributions collected in 2020 will be distributed over a range of areas to ensure that all students benefit from our teaching and learning programs.    

Bayswater Primary School is funded by the state government based on the Student Centred Funding Model. The majority of these funds go to employing the staff of the school and covering general amenities (electricity, gas, water), leaving a comparatively small budget for school infrastructure and curriculum resources.   Many families have asked how they may be able to provide additional support to the school to provide additional resources. 

Additional Approved Voluntary Requests

The additional voluntary requests have been approved by the School Council and enable parents to contribute to selected areas of the school.  Please note that contributions to these areas are voluntary.  The voluntary requests can be paid through the student requirement list/booklist or directly to the school.

Technology Fund

A voluntary contribution is requested to supplement and assist the school in ensuring the supply and administration of the ICT requirements of the school including networking, purchase of computers, printers and interactive whiteboards. We are requesting a voluntary contribution of $25.00 per child.

P&C Voluntary Contribution

Over the years the P&C has provided many resources for the school, along with direct subsidies to student activities. The P & C Association is requesting a voluntary contribution to support school initiatives and focus areas that meet the needs of our children. We are requesting a voluntary contribution of $20.00 per child.

Building Fund

This year we are setting up a building fund which may be used in future years to undertake major improvements to the buildings and grounds of the school.  Expenditure of the building fund will be approved by the BPS School Council.  Contributions to the Building Fund are fully tax deductable.  Donations can be made to the Building Fund at any time.  We are requesting a voluntary contribution of $10.00 per child.

Specialist Equipment

Our Specialist Areas (Art, Music and Physical Education) require new equipment, consumables and maintenance of existing equipment.  While the school provides a certain amount of equipment and resources for our specialist areas we are always trying to improve the opportunity for our students in the specialist areas. We are requesting a voluntary contribution of $25.00 per child.

Excursion Fund

Excursions and incursions, linked to the curriculum enhance the learning experience for students. We wish for every child to be able to participate in quality experiences at school.  The voluntary contribution of $10.00 per child will help to reduce the costs for all children attending excursions and incursions.  All classes will conduct excursions or incursions in 2020. We are requesting a voluntary contribution of $10.00 per child.

Extra Cost Option Components

Activities that enrich the educational program will be offered to students throughout the year and may vary at each year level. These activities are not covered by the voluntary contribution.  The table below is a summary of the optional components and the maximum anticipated payment for 2020. The activities will not exceed the costs shown.  

  K PP     Y1 Y2 Y3   Y4    Y5    Y6
Excursions $40 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $155
Incursions $50 $75 $85 $85 $85 $85 $85 $85
Sporting Activities    $10 $30 $30 $30 $30 $55 $55
In-Term Swimming   $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50
Choir     $20 $20 $20 $55 $55 $55
Educational Programs     $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35
Graduation Activities**               $180
Year 6 Camp                $380
Year 5 Day Camp              $150  
Total  $90 $185 $270 $270 $270 $305 $480 $995

Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) and Early Years Extension (EYE) Program course details, costs and the registration process will be made available to parents by the North Metropolitan PEAC Centre in 2020. Course payments are to be made to Bayswater Primary School.

Participation in these extension programs  are conducted off-site, are voluntary and subject to a selection processes. The cost are set be the course selected and can range from $10 to $300. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the courses. 

Projected Extra Costs Related to Graduating Year Six Students

The following is an estimate of items expected for the Graduating Year Six students.

  • $40.00 Graduation shirt and $90.00, optional Graduation jacket.
  • $40.00 Graduation Dinner following the Graduation Ceremony.
  • $380.00* for a three day camp for civic and social development (i.e. leadership).

* The maximum camp cost per student is $380.00. It will potentially be less than this due to donations and Year 6 fundraising activities conducted throughout the year.

John Forrest Secondary College (JFSC) Music Program

A small number of Year 6 students will be invited to participate in the instrumental music program each year.  The cost of instrument hire, music stand, accessories and books could be expected to be around $200.00 in the first year of the program. The costs involved will be explained at the JFSC information session at the beginning of the school year. 

Optional Costs or Services

These include: School Photography, Scholastic Book Club, Book Fair, Student charitable fundraising, Year 6 camp fundraising, P&C fundraising.

Personal Items for Student Use

These are needed by students for personal use in the educational programs provided by the school. The School Council approved the development of student requirement lists to a maximum value of $110.00. The 2020 Personal Items for Student Use Student requirement lists are listed below. Click on the year level link to open.  

The items can be purchased through the suggested supplier  Ziggies or a supplier of your own choice. Information regarding ordering and payment are explained on the 2020 Student Requirements List. 

Included on the lists are other items parents are asked to supply to assist with the successful management of the classroom e.g. tissues.

2020 Student Requirement Lists

Please click on the link to open the year level student requirement list. 

General Information

Refund of Contributions

Parents may be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of the voluntary contribution 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. Refunds are calculated on a pro-rata basis and made on receipt of a written request by the Manager Corporate Services at the school.

Refund of Extra Cost Optional Component Payments

From time to time students may accrue ‘unallocated credit’ on their account as a result of over-payment in error/double payment or children not being present for an excursion or an incursion. This credit may be used in different ways, for example it can be held to pay for future incursions or excursions, it can be transferred to a sibling, or it may be refunded to you. The school will contact you if your child has an unallocated credit on their account.

Financial Arrangements

A range of payment options is available and may be negotiated with the school. Voluntary Contributions may be paid with the Personal Items List, or at any time throughout the year. Contributions can be paid as a single contribution, or payment plan arrangements can be made with the school to spread the payment of contributions and optional charges (such as Year 6 camp) through the year.

Families experiencing financial hardship are invited to contact the Manager Corporate Services to discuss payment options.

If you have any questions or need clarification of any of the above please contact us.

P&C Voluntary Contribution

Over the years the P&C has provided many resources for the school, along with direct subsidies to student activities. The P&C Association is requesting each family to make a voluntary contribution of $20.00 to fund and support school initiatives and focus areas that meet the needs of our children. The assistance provided by the P&C benefits all students in the school.

The P&C also asks for the payment of a $1.00 membership fee which entitles you to a number of benefits including a vote on motions at meetings.