Included in the school packs is a voluntary contribution of $55 for
Kindergarten to Year 5 and $110 for Year 6 to Year 10. The contributions
whilst voluntary, provides resources such as Library books, sporting
equiment, and other resources to support student learning.
Whilst the ACT Department of Education and Training provides per capita grants to cover basic requirements of students, considerably more finance is required to maintain the high standard of education which we have been able to attain at Amaroo School. Parents are asked to provide a voluntary conrtibution to enable the purchase of many of the items which the school uses for the students.
Voluntary 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 are included in Schedule One of the Department of Education and Training's Statement on Requesting Financial Contributions from Parents, which can be found at http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z."