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Education fees

There are costs associated with sending your child to school.

State schools provide free instruction, administration and facilities. However, principals in conjunction with the school's Parents and Citizens' association are able to charge fees and make a request for a voluntary contribution from parents or caregivers to provide extra resources such as art materials or sporting equipment. The amount varies from school to school. In most schools, parents are responsible for providing such items as stationery and uniforms. Parents also bear the costs of school excursions, camps and extracurricular activities & student year levies (Student Resource Scheme).

Possible combinations of student accounts are:

Student Resource Scheme

These fees are in addition to the book lists (back to school requirements) that are issued at the end of each school year.  The Student Resource Scheme payment is invoiced to each student in term 1 each year. The scheme fee offsets bulk purchases made by the school for each year level for items such as: equipment needed to enhance the curriculum during the year e.g art equipment / text books / cooking ingredients / playdough / colour paper / literacy & numeracy projects / drama coaching etc.

Excursion Expenses

Excursion prices are set according to a cost recovery basis only. Schools are not allocated funding for excursions therefore teachers must submit costing plans proving that all expenses for proposed excursions will be met before proceeding.

Instrumental Music Program

For students enrolled in our music program there is a levy payable plus a hire fee (if students are using one of our instruments).  These fees are due and payable PRIOR to the student’s first lesson

The Voluntary Contribution

The Voluntary Contribution is an annual cost per family.  Our Freshwater P&C provide the 'icing on the cake' to our school. We are very proud of our P&C.  In the past they have provided: 'the canopy' undercover area (the result of many years of fund raising and what a great outcome), fridges in each classroom for student lunches, the initial outlay for classroom air conditioners, playground & outdoor seating etc.
We would like to extend a thank you to our families who contribute to this fund.

Payment of student accounts


Payments may be made via:

1.    BPOINT – log in via your web browser to BPOINT and be sure to include the full web address provided on your Invoice.  BPOINT takes only 20 characters in the student name field and this includes spaces.  It will NOT accept an apostrophe, hyphen or similar.  An abbreviated version of your student’s name is acceptable e.g. Smith K
2.    Internet Banking
BSB: 064-804 Account: 00091751.  Please use your student’s name as a reference.
3.    Cash – via the school office (place cash in a secure bag or envelope - drop box admin office)  NB: multiple payments are best placed in one bag per family.  No need for separate envelopes per child/invoice.  Please ensure that you have the correct amount as we cannot guarantee change.
4.    Centrepay – Centrelink deductions are available at Freshwater SS.  Please advise office staff who can assist with the completion of the correct forms.
Part payments of accounts and invoices is available however please advise the Principal via email or letter in advance, so that the arrangement can be noted and approved. If such an arrangement is required for an excursion such as Camp, the full amount must be paid prior to the student attending the activity.
It is very important for all students that school debts are paid as these are monies that our school is expecting that we have already planned or expended. Schools receive limited funding from the government and our hard working P&C’s. Funds are used to benefit all students. Budgets are tight and schools account for every dollar collected and expended. School debts affect all students as it restricts what we may do to support student learning.