FINANCES AND FEES
The prescribed charge for 2022 Materials Services is $350.00 - reception to year 6. This may vary slightly from year to year.
Additional charges may apply for items and excursions/activities that are not considered necessary for students to complete the curriculum activities, e.g. optional resources, project materials.
The governing council believes the charges are reasonable and represent excellent value for money. They are affordable for families and reflect the outstanding facilities, equipment and learning opportunities at Allenby Gardens Primary School. These funds will allow the school to continually enhance the learning experiences of our students.
Invoices will be sent home early February. Full payment is required by the last day of term 1 unless an instalment plan is approved. Allenby Gardens Primary School offers confidential discussions about payments and wants to support families the best way we can. Please contact the Financial Services Manager for more information about payment plans and other support.
The governing council conducts annual online polling to determine the legally recoverable amount of the materials and services charges. Parents and caregivers will be notified about this process and outcomes.
The materials and services charges include:
- Stationary items including books and photocopied resources
- Access to student information technology and equipment materials for curriculum use
- Access to library resources and a library card
The school card allowance for primary students in 2023 is $263.00. There is no school card allowance for preschool children.
Government eligibility criteria is available online at www.sa.gov.au.
All students from the same family, reception to year 6 who attend any government school should be included on one application. You can do this by listing individual students and schools attended.
Please visit the Department for Education website, www.education.sa.gov.au/department to lodge your application. The Department for Education automatically informs the school of your application and will inform you of your eligibility. Finance and reception staff can help you apply for school card if you need assistance.
Fees and other payments can be made by:
- Cash, credit card, EFTPOS (no withdrawal facility), cheque
- Credit card over the telephone
- Qkr! app – online payment
- Parents and caregivers can make payments in person at reception during office hours. Phone payments can be made during office hours.