A-Z InformationA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Visits by Parents
We encourage parents and children to visit our school before the children are enrolled. By doing this we can explain our organisation and programs to you and help you to know how to best prepare your child for school.
Voluntary Contributions - Departmental Statement
For many years, students have benefited from the additional resources provided through voluntary financial contributions from parents, carers and other citizens. These contributions have assisted the school to conduct additional programs and activities and purchase educational material. The School Board has suggested the following contribution will directly support the educational programs run by the school. This voluntary contribution may be made in full or in part or by instalments. These contributions have been used to purchase materials for used across the all KLA's as well as in the Library, Information Technology and Performing Arts.
Section 27 of the Educational Act 2004 clearly states that
- each contribution must be voluntary
- a child is not to be refused benefits or services because the child's parents do not make a contribution
- a child is not harassed for contributions
- any record of contribution is confidential.
Schools may offer to facilitate some specific optional items, activities and services for which parents may be required to pay if they want their child to access them. There are included in Schedule One of the Department of Education and Training’s Statement on Requesting Financial Contributions from Parents, which can be found at Education and Training Directorate (http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z).
Voluntary School Board Contribution and Library Fund
Voluntary contributions may be paid annually or per semester. These funds provide additional facilities and materials at the school and directly benefit the children. The Library Fund is tax deductible.
As per ACT Education Department policy, all parents/carers who volunteer in classrooms, at sporting events, on excursions or as drivers etc need to complete a Volunteers Form available from the Front Office. Volunteers must sign in and wear a volunteer badge each time they volunteer. From time to time parents are asked to assist with the transportation of students to special events. Your assistance is appreciated. The the owner and/or driver is responsible for ensuring they carry the required driver’s licence, that the vehicle is appropriately registered and insured, is roadworthy, and that loading does not exceed the seat belt provision of the vehicle. School Information about Volunteers. Departmental Policies for Volunteers in Schools and Insurance Arrangement for Volunteers.