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Voluntary Contributions and Charges

Information / Voluntary Contributions and Charges

Please click on the video link below for more information regarding voluntary contributions at John Butler Primary College. Our students, staff and community members are happy to explain how we are different than other IPS schools

Voluntary Contributions Video

The total amount of contributions parents and carers are being asked to pay for students John Butler Primary College is $60 per child, regardless of which class they are in. This amount is in line with the School Education Regulations 2000.

The quality of our teaching and learning program will be maximised when each family makes its contribution to the cost of supplementing funding gained from other sources, including the State and Commonwealth Governments.

It is vital that the parent community support our aim to provide a wide range of high quality teaching and learning resources for our students.

The cost of schooling, including instruction, administration and establishment and maintenance of buildings are met by government funding. The Education Act 1999 allows government school budgets to be supplemented by local fundraising and prescribed contributions and charges to further enhance the learning experiences of children.

Charges will apply to extra, optional components of educational programs provided in Kindergarten to Year 6. Extra cost options are specific activities, services or facilities that colleges offer students to use or take part in. As parents choose for their child to participate in these activities, the associated charge must be paid. Students who do not participate will be provided with an appropriate educational activity.

A breakdown of estimated charges for your child’s participation in excursions, incursions, activities is provided below. The amounts shown represent the maximum charged for scheduled activities.

The schedule is available from the College office and includes costs associated with:

  • Specific learning activities and available to all students, but conditional on a payment being made e.g. incursions, excursions.
  • Specific learning activities available to selected students, but conditional on a payment being made e.g. PEAC, Music program, etc.
  • Other activities available to all students, but conditional on a payment being made
    e.g. graduation lunch, camps, etc.

Full Information on Contributions and Charges

Please download the full information package below that details all voluntary contributions and charges

Download Contributions and Charges 2019