School Fees are set by the Governing Council in Term 4 of the prior year.
The school fees for 2019 have been set at $285.00.
The ‘standard sum’ is indexed annually by the June quarter of the City of Adelaide CPI.The standard sum for 2019 is $241 for primary students. This leaves a gap of $44.00 between the Standard Sum and our fees which is a voluntary amount.
So what is your material and service charge used for?
Schools are publicly funded with the majority (92%) of funds going towards Human Resources. A further 6% (approximately) covers the school operating costs including a set rate for electricity, water, waste disposal, grounds upkeep, maintenance etc. This leaves about 2% for curriculum which is used to update our ICT, purchase curriculum resources and to manage any unforeseen expenses (like a water leak!!) The rest is made up through parent contributions, which are the M&S charges.
M&S is described as curriculum materials to be consumed by the individual student during the course of their study for the calendar year. This means that these funds purchase:
- All stationery and photocopied material
- Glue, sticky tape, paint, card, scissors
- Sports equipment
- Garden / environmental equipment
- Diaries or reading record books
- Book bags
- Access to ICT
- Upgrading of library resources i.e. JP reading books
- And so on and so on!
That means that the parent contribution is extremely important to ensuring we can purchase equipment and materials to support student learning.
Invoices for School Fees are sent home in Week 1 of each year. Applications for those who believe they are eligible for the School Card Scheme are available online. We ask that these fees (or applications) be completed as soon as possible in the school year, but no later than the end of Term 1. If anyone has any queries regarding these, please contact our Business Manager, during school hours.
Willunga Primary School Governing Council uses the DECD Central Debt Collection Unit to recover outstanding fees (standard sum) if payment or instalments are not finalised with the Business Manager after Term 1.
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Last updated: December 23, 2018 at 10:50 am