Upper Plenty Primary School Fees
Upper Plenty Primary School is very proud of the quality of programs that we have in place to cater for the needs and interests of our children. On an annual basis the School Council prepares a budget to provide resources for educational programs, administration, facilities development and maintenance. Student Fees form an important part of our school’s financial operation and do much to help our school bridge the gap between the amount of money we receive from the government via grants and local fundraising activities for the cost of running all the required teaching and learning programs. We rely heavily on our fundraising to meet the costs of resources and facilities improvements so please be sure to support our Family and Friends efforts in 2014. The Students Fee amount is a legitimate charge for consumable materials and special activities/programs acceptable under Education Department directives and is NOT a ‘voluntary contribution’.
School Council is committed to keeping the school fee structure as low as possible in recognition of the financial pressure that most families are under. We have avoided the introduction of subject levies and absorb all student stationary and book costs so that an additional booklist payment is not imposed.
School Council have introduced a one-off total charge fee structure that covers all of the stationary, booklist, subject costs as well as most special events, extra curricula programs, excursions and visiting performances/workshops that will occur during the year. Parents will not be asked to make any payment during the year for school events and activities. (The only exclusions to this being the major camps, individual student participation in isolated activities, the swimming program, school photos and grade six graduation.) A 10% early bird discount applies to all fees paid by the end of February.
Student materials and requisites
$300 ($270 early bird payment)
School Environment Maintenance Program:
At Upper Plenty we rely heavily on the support of families to help maintain and continually develop the school environment.
Two working bees will be held each year. Attendance at one working bee or a $25 contribution is expected by all families.
Explanation of charge inclusions:
· Stationery and requisites cover the cost of all books and consumables such as stationery, photocopied activities and materials supplied to your child throughout the year. These include materials used to run the art, science, inquiry, music and other special programs. It covers such things as printing cartridges, publishing paper, cardboard, glue, pens, pencils, textas, markers, specialist craft materials, paint, construction materials and much more.
· Activities include one major excursion and two/three visiting performances per grade per year. The prep dinner and grade one sleepover is also included in the special activities event calendar.
· Special events covers clubs, lunchtime option program cost, end of year concerts, friendship day activities, Dental Health Day, Market Fresh Fruit Day and much more.
· Health and sport activities cover House sports, Interschool sports, athletics and sports clinic that are offered.
What other expenses can you expect throughout the year:
Major Camp term two or three
Grade 3/4 Three day two night camp $240 - $250
Grade 5/6 Five day four night camp $350 - $360
Swimming program in November
Prep to grade 2 $ 70 - $80
Grade 3 – Grade 6 $90 - $100
School Photos in term one or two
Prices as supplied by the photographer with purchase being optional
Grade six graduation $15 approximately
FAF hot lunch order days will be offered each term, as well as Junior School Council activity days which might involve a gold coin donation. Involvement in these is optional.
The FAF committee will continue to run fundraising activities with your support being greatly appreciated.