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The ACT Department of Education provides the bulk of finance spent on the running of the school. In general the buildings and facilities and provides for basic requirements. This amount needs to be augmented if our children are to receive the quality education which is their right.
Voluntary contributions are an important part of the school's budget and your contribution enables our children to learn in the richest possible environment. They are spent in consultation with the School Board and P&C – following suggestions from parents to buy facilities and services such as books, playground equipment and physical education equipment.
We hope that those who are able will make their contribution to the school.
Voluntary Contributions Departmental Statement
"For many years students have benefited from the additional financial resources provided through voluntary financial contributions from parents, carer and other citizens. These contributions have assisted the school to conduct additional programs and activities and purchase educational materials.
The School Board has suggested that the following contributions will directly support the educational programs provided by the school. This voluntary contribution may be made in full, in part or by installments.
Section 27 of the Education Act 2004 however 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 contributions is confidential".
Chapman Primary also has a 'Program Requirement' payment, which covers the cost of several school performances/workshops and bus trips for Kindergarten to Year 6 to attend excursions. The Program Requirement payment for Preschool covers the cost of resources and consumables. The cost of Program Requirements is calculated each year and notification is sent home early in the new year. The amount will vary according to year level.
Occasionally class excursions do incur incidental costs but these will be kept to a minimum, for example, entry to some exhibitions and for guides or resources provided. Please note that Program Requirements does not include costs for the Intensive Swimming Program, the Friday Sports Program and School Camps. Information for these events will be sent out separately throughout the year.
Payments can be made to the Front Office by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard credit cards, money order or online payment.