School Donations: What your donation means to our school?
We could persuade you of the many inequities of government funding. We could describe how the school’s ‘Operating Grant’ cannot meet our outgoings for essential services. There is no doubt, that the discrepancies between actual funding and actual spending are getting wider. 3 major government reviews state high decile schools are underfunded. The reality is we get $439,749 less than a decile 1 school of the same size. If the government gives, as they suggest, every school $150 per student instead of schools asking for a parent donation, the shortfall will still be $400,000+. Our suggested donation raises $193,000 which is substantially less than other school’s funding. We know equity funding is important but the gap to meet basic learning is getting larger.
It is the little things that matter; matter to your child; matter to us as professionals and matter to our community. 2019, we want to provide your child/ren with maximum educational opportunities. We rely on your parent donations to support meeting our learner’s needs. The annual donations made by you, pay for our teacher aides, part time teachers, ancillary staff and the learning resources that are so important. Again, the reality is, we receive funding for half of one teacher aide’s salary. We employ 5 teacher aides, which equates to 80% of the total parent donation we currently receive.
We do two major fundraisers with our PPSG each year and those funds we use to buy playgrounds, sound systems, technology. Our fundraising activities sit outside what is funded by parent donations.
We give in advance a heartfelt thanks, to you for supporting your school.
All donations are tax deductible. Receipts get sent home with the children. We have not increased the costs for 2019.
Dr. Anne Malcolm(Principal), Sanjay Rama (D.P.), Susan Robins (D.P) and the Board of Trustees.
Extra Curricular Activity Cost
As part of the school donation this year the extra-curricular activity cost has been included as part of the suggested school donation. However, if you choose
to not pay the school donation then there is a $50.00 compulsory fee to be paid by the end of term one. We can send an invoice for this if requested.