Why do I have to pay school fees? The government funds schools.

The government funds the vast majority of running the school, but DET policy provides for schools charging for some Essential classroom items. DET provides this diagram to explain the difference between government funding, Essential Items, and Voluntary Charges: Understanding Parent Payment Categories.

  • Essential Items are the parent contribution for essential learning items and other curriculum resources. You will need to pay these fees to receive your child’s book pack.
  • Voluntary Charges are non-compulsory, and are used to improve the school for all children, such as playground equipment, library books, etc.

Fees are payable when collecting book packs. If required you can use a payment plan for Essential Items.

Stewart Johnson

Stewart has been the school Business Manager since 2017. His background is in Technology and Banking, and he has 3 children at Hillsmeade.