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Contributions & Charges

Many thanks for your Voluntary Contributions this year. These have made a huge difference to the number and quality of programs we have been able to offer your children.

The payment of Voluntary Contributions is needed so that we can provide educational programs that satisfy the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

This payment is voluntary however the Minister for Edication expects all parents who can afford to pay the Voluntary Contribution to do so. School budgeting is based on the expecetation that parents will pay. Without your help it will be difficult to provide the level of support and range of activities we value.

The Orange Grove Primary School Board has endorsed the schedule of contributions and charges for 2019. The schedule has been broken into sections that will allow you to calculate all the costs that you will incur throughout the following school year.

Voluntary Contribution

The total amount of contributions that parents and caregivers are being asked to pay has been contained to $45.00 (discounted to $40.00 if paid by 31st March 2019) is within the $60.00 maximum set in the School Education Regulations (2000). Money collected will be used to supplement school expenditure in the areas below:

Kindergarten to Year 6

  • Information and Communication Technology hardware and software
  • Art and Craft resources and consumables
  • Mathematics resources
  • Physical Education equipment
  • English resources
  • Science resources and consumables
  • Music resources
  • LOTE resources
  • Library books

While contributions are voluntary, the quality of our teaching and learning programs will be maximised when all families make their contribution to the cost of supplementing funding gained from other sources such as State and Commonwealth Governments.

The School Board would like to point out the contribution per child ($45.00) equates to $0.88 per week over the course of the year

We also point out that all contributions are used for the direct benefit of the children. Our aim is to raise our community’s contribution rate to at least 80% for the benefit of all our children.

School Voluntary Contributions are $45.00 per child for 2019 or $40.00 per student if paid by 31st March 2019.

Charges for Extra Costs – Optional

The Charges Schedule attached: includes costs associated with the following:

  • Specific learning activities offered to all students but conditional upon payment being made eg incursion, excursions.
  • Specific learning activities offered to selected students but conditional upon payment eg PEAC or Instrumental Music etc.
  • Other activities available to all students but conditional on payment being made eg Graduation, camp etc.

Items for Personal Use

The charges for personal items will vary from student to student and includes:

  1. Pupil requirements for all students are used in lessons eg stationery
  2. Pupil requirements for all students recommended but not essential for all students eg art shirt, tissues, etc
  3. Pupil requirements for selected students and not directly related to the educational program eg graduation shirt, class photos, etc.

All Personal Items must have student’s names clearly marked. The Personal Items List will be sent out in Term 4, it is the recommended list of materials for your child. We have negotiated competitive prices for the materials on the lists but you are not obligated to use our supplier. It may be necessary to replace items throughout the year such as pencils.

Personal Items list are being prepared through Ziggies for 2019. You can either purchase through Ziggies or from any other store. If you have any queries in relation to ordering please contact the school office.

We hope you will find this information useful when planning financially for 2019. Thank you for your anticipated support in 2019 in the form of Voluntary Contributions.

Charges for Extra Cost Options – Schedule 2019

Students only incur a cost when they participate in the activity.

Costs shown are the maximum and actual costs may well be less than these.

Attendance at PEAC activities incurs costs which are not set by the school.

Charge Items K PP Yr1 Yr2 Yr3 Yr4 Yr5 Yr6
Excursions for the year – no more than: $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60
Incursions for the year – no more than: $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40
Interm Swimming – no more than: $55 $55 $55 $55 $55 $55 $55
Interschool Events – no more than: $15 $15 $30 $30 $30 $30
Year 6 Graduation Shirt – no more than: $50
Year 6 Graduation Lunch – no more than: $50
Camp 2019 Yr 5/6 $300 $300
PEAC Program – Selected Year 5/6 Students $300 $300
RAINBOWS Workbook – Selected Students $15 $15 $15 $15 $15 $15

Other Option: Years 3-6 iPad and Keyboard, see administration for additional details


Please note that the level of Charges and Voluntary Contributions has been approved by the School Board.

A range of payment options is available and may be negotiated with the school.