Whilst the ACT Education and Training Directorate provides a per capita grant to cover basic requirements of students, considerably more finance is required to maintain the standard of education which we have been able to attain at Garran Primary. Parents are asked to provide a Voluntary Contribution to enable the purchase of many of the items which the school uses for the children. Some of the past purchases have been:-
- play equipment
- library books and resources
- reading sets
- guided readers and home readers
- sports equipment
This year's contribution is set and the amount of contribution suggested per year is :
- $100 for one child
- $150 for two children
- $200 for three or more children.
Family Contribution Form (34kb)
Family Contributions - Departmental Statement
For many years, students have benefited from the additional resources provided through voluntary financial contributions from parents, carers and other citizens. These contributions have assisted the school to conduct additional programs and activities and purchase educational material.
The School Board has suggested the following contribution will directly support the educational programs by the school. This voluntary contribution may be made in full or in part or by instalments. These contributions have been used to purchase materials for used across the all KLA's as well as in the Library, Information Technology, Science, Health and PE Visual and Performimng Arts.
Section 27 of the Educational 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 contribution is confidential.
Schools may offer to facilitate some specific optional items, activities and services for which parents may be required to pay if they want their child to access them. There is further information on the ACT Education and Training Directorate's Statement: Requesting Financial Contributions from parents.
Several activities will be held during the year to raise funds for the P&C Association to provide supplementary resources for the children. The Garran Gazette will keep you informed regarding fund-raising activities and your attendance at P&C will keep you up-to-date with information the P&C meets in week 4 and 8 every term. Parents are encouraged to attend P&C meetings.