The 2021 School Charges are now available.
In 2021, Ashburton Primary School will be transitioning to Book Packs supplied by Campion Education to be more in line with the Department’s Parent Payment Policy that brings a stronger focus to transparency. There will be some variation between book packs depending on which year level your child is in for 2021.
Please see the letters attached for more information and the information below.
Please note that the Voluntary Contributions section of the School Charges are a separate payment and include the Information and Communication Technology, Library Fund, Building Maintenance Fund and School Support Contribution.
If you wish to discuss a payment plan for the 2021 School Charges, please contact the Business Manager, Jordyn Taylor, on (03) 9813 9400.
Changes to the 2021 School Charges:
In 2021, Ashburton Primary School will no longer charge for Optional Items in advance. This decision will bring APS in line with the Department’s Parent Payment Policy that brings a stronger focus to transparency.
Parents will now pay for Optional Items such as Swimming, Athletics, and Year 6 Sport etc. individually on Compass at the same time consent is supplied. Payment will be via credit card (Visa, MasterCard).
We would appreciate parent understanding as we transition through this new change. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to address queries to the Business Manager, Jordyn Taylor, at email@example.com or on (03) 9813 9400.
Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF):
If you hold a current eligible Health Care/Pension Card and received the CSEF in 2020, you are automatically entitled to it in 2021. This enables $125.00 to be allocated against a sport, camp or excursion item in the School Charges.
Class Reps 2021:
When you commence the School Charges online there will be a section to volunteer as Class Rep for 2021. The school cannot operate without the amazing help from our community. Class Reps acts as a liaison between the teachers and parent/guardians, organise a year level social function and help with the organisation of fundraising activities in the school.
In 2021, the supply of materials to the classroom will look a little different.
Instead of parents paying a requisite fee and these bulk supplies being distributed in the classroom, families will order an individual book pack for each student. The schools choice of supplier is Campion Education, however, families are welcome to purchase their supplies from any business of their choosing, as long as it meets the specifications provided by the school. Book pack content lists can be made available upon request. There will be some variation between book packs depending on which year level your child is in for 2021.
Families will need to make an account to purchase their packs. It is better value to select Option A, however families are welcome to select whichever option suits their requirements best.
Please be aware all packs come with right handed scissors, but the school will substitute those for left handed as required.
Delivery orders placed by the due date will be sent to your home address between 4 January 2021 – 22 January 2021.
Orders can still be placed after the due date by visiting www.campion.com.au or Retail Service Centre. Full stock availability cannot always be guaranteed for late orders.
We will be sharing with families instructions on how to organise and name these items before the end of the school year. All items will be expected to be brought on the first school day of 2021.
If you have any questions or require assistance in purchasing a pack, please do not hesitate to address queries to the Business Manager, Jordyn Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (03) 9813 9400.