INFORMATION ABOUT MATERIALS AND
SERVICES CHARGES 2011
The Government has set a standard Materials and Services Charge for all Primary Schools of up to $203.00. School Councils can choose to set fees above this level. At The Pines Schools we set this fee at $203.00 per child aiming to keep the cost minimal for our families but at the same time, to enable us to offer quality teaching programs and resources. The school relies on the payment of fees from parents to ensure we can maintain a high standard of programs & equipment over and above that which is provided by the government.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Payment can be made at the Front Office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Parents can pay by Bankcard, Visa, MasterCard, Eftpos, Cheque or Cash.
Please note it is essential for all families to make payment or arrangements. Arrangements for payment take the form of an "Application to Pay by Instalments" that needs to be finalised by Friday May 6th 2011. This form is available at the front office if required. ALL FAMILIES NEED TO EITHER MAKE PAYMENT OR MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY, THIS INCLUDES ARRANGEMENTS FOR SCHOOL CARD.
COLLECTION OF OVERDUE FEES
The Pines Schools will always seek to recover unpaid Materials and Services Charges through personal consultation and negotiation. Where this is not successful the school shall engage an external debt collection agency to recover any Material and Services Charges which remain unpaid.
SCHOOL CARD 2011
What is School Card?
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU APPROACH THE SCHOOL IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOOL CARD. YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM EVERY YEAR AND IF A STUDENT COMMENCES SCHOOL IN TERMS 2 TO 4 PLEASE REMEMBER TO FILL IN AN APLLICATION FOR THIS CHILD AS HE/SHE WILL NOT BE INCLUDED ON ANY APPLICATION MADE EARLIER IN THE YEAR FOR OLDER SIBLINGS.
The School Card Scheme provides assistance for educational expenses for full-time students of low- income families. Approval for School Card will be dependent upon proof of family income not exceeding the limits.
The procedure for applying for School Card is as follows:
If you hold a current Pension card or Health Care Card issued by Centrelink, please bring it along with you when you come to pay your school fees. We require you to complete a School Card Application form.
It is most important that if you believe you are eligible for School Card that you make contact with the school. The process is a simple one and allows the school to gain funds from the Department on your behalf and at the same time allows you to benefit from the concession.
If you require further information regarding your child's school fees for 2010 please contact the Front Office on 82812199 .