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Voluntary Contributions and Charges

The School Board at Bayswater Primary School has endorsed the Schedule of Voluntary Contributions, Charges and Personal Items for Student Use for  2022.  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 funds supplement the cost of materials used by students in the educational programs over a range of areas to ensure that all students benefit from the contributions.  

The 2022 School Voluntary Contribution for Kindergarten to Year 6 is $60.00 per child.   

2022 Voluntary Contribution and Charges Schedule

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

In addition to the School Voluntary Contribution the School Board has endorsed additional voluntary requests and enable parents to contribute to selected areas of the school.   

The additional requests provide funding for specific areas, and in 2021 were expended for: excursion subsidies for all students, computers, art equipment, dance/drama costumes, sports equipment and LOTE books.

The voluntary requests can be paid through the student requirement booklist or directly to the school. 

Technology Fund ($25 per child)

This fund will assist in purchasing and maintaining computers, ipads and other ICT resources for student use. 

Specialist Equipment ($20 per child)

This contribution will supplement the budgets for our specialist areas, Music, Art, Dance/Drama, PE, Early Childhood and Italian.  This will be used to purchase new equipment in all specialist areas for students to use.

Excursion Fund ($10 per child)

This contribution will subsidise excursions and incursions to make it affordable for all students to participate.  All classes will have excursions and incursions throughout the year.

School Building Fund ($15 per child, tax deductible)

This fund will grow over a number of years and can be used with the approval of the School Board on large infrastructure projects in the future. This could include; major classroom refurbishment, air-conditioning, or court resurfacing.  Donations to the Building Fund are tax deductable and can be made at any time.

Parents and Citizens’ Associations ($20 per child)

This will supplement the P&C fundraising efforts and enable it to support school initiatives and focus areas to meet the needs of our children.

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 2022. The activities will not exceed the costs shown.  

  K PP     Y1 Y2 Y3   Y4    Y5    Y6
Excursions/ Incursion $60 $80 $80 $80 $80 $80 $80 $80
Sporting Activities      $30 $30 $30 $30 $55 $55
In-Term Swimming   $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50
Music     $15 $15 $20 $55 $55 $55
Dance/Drama     $10 $10 $20 $55 $55 $55
Educational Programs   $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $35 $35
Graduation Activities**               $120
Year 6 Camp                $380
Year 5 Day Camp              $220  
Total  $60 $160 $215 $215 $230 $300 $550 $830

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 2022. 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

Graduation polos and jackets are available through Uniform Concepts. Orders for graduation polo shirts and jackets will be made through the school in Term 1, 2022.

Estimated costs include:

$35 for graduation polos

$60 for graduation jackets.

$50 for graduation excursion and dinner

John Forrest Secondary College (JFSC) Music Program

A small number of Year 5 and 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.

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 payments 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 me at school.

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.