Dear Parents and Guardians,
Sandringham Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of Sandringham Primary School’s parent payment arrangements for 2021.
Please find the fee schedule for your child attached. Please complete this form and return to the school by the 9th December, 2020 so the school can prepare accordingly.
Sandringham Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.
School Council believes these programs and resources add tremendous value to the educational and pastoral well-being of our children at Sandringham Primary School. It is the compulsory, optional and voluntary payments made by parents that support these programs. School Council trusts that the majority of the school community shares their belief in the value of these programs, and that this continues to be borne out through the high rate of support through payments.
Financial Support for Families
Sandringham Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:
· the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
· State Schools Relief support available for uniforms/footwear/calculators/textbooks
· Local community supports
For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, contact Maxine Mills on 03 9598 1488 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents will be provided with early notification of annual payment requests at least 6 weeks prior to the end of the previous school year. Parents will be permitted to make payments in instalments, and be provided with several methods of making payment including, cash, cheque, BPay, Qkr! and EFTPOS.
Sandringham Primary School responds to refunds on a case by case basis. Where refunds are deemed reasonable, and if the school has not incurred a cost on behalf of your child, refunds are made on a pro-rata basis.
If the school has incurred a cost, the school will act reasonably and take into consideration the Financial Help for Families Policy and relevant arrangements, including support for families experiencing hardship.
Refunds will not be given for donations made to the Library and Building Fund due to tax implications.
For further information on the Department’s Parent Payments Policy please see a one page overview attached.
Louise Neave, Principal Adam McConnell, School Council President