Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students.
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What are Parent Payments?
Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfill the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students.
We want to thank our school community for all of their support, their contributions continue to assist us to broaden the educational experience for our students. This has made a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer. Without voluntary contributions, many of these things may not be possible.
Within our school, your support over the last few years has allowed us to:
- Renovate our Library
- Purchase class sets and library books in English, German and other languages
- Provide upgrades to our Hall, Art room and classrooms
- Increase our commitment to and funding for new and upgraded ICT devices and infra- structure
- Purchase the dash robots for our IT program
- Purchase Smart TVs for our Art room and Gr 1&2 classrooms
- Install the rock amphitheater and wooden play structure and fund the refurbishment of playgrounds
- Install the synthetic turf oval and running track
- Provide extra support and wellbeing personnel for students
- Commence the setup of a German resource and support area
Our school only requests contributions for items that we believe add value to the school experience for students. The contributions go specifically towards items and activities that help improve your child’s educational experience.
Items and activities that students use, or participate in, to access the Curriculum, including:
- Computer applications where our students have their own individual password – At Bayswater South Primary School we use Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Bug Club, Anton, Leseo, Essential Assessment Numeracy& Literacy, PAT Maths & Comprehension
- Everyday items that your child will use in the classroom to learn the essential curriculum such as classroom supplies, art supplies, science experiment equipment, cooking ingredients, technology materials, sports equipment, music equipment.
- Whole school activities that are part of the curriculum such as our Athletics Day
Additional programs we can offer because of your contributions include choir, productions, concerts, community nights, sports events, different club activities and wellbeing programs, robotics and gardening.
Educational items for students to own
Bayswater South Primary School can no longer purchase stationery and textbook items for students on behalf of parents.
Please find below a list of items that the school recommends for each individual student. Items can be purchased from the school’s previous supplier ‘KaKa Kids School Supplies’ by following the instructions on the stationery lists, or at any stationery supplier for your child to individually own and use.
Non-Curriculum items and activities to support the daily operation and objectives of Bayswater South Primary School.
Tax Deductible Contributions
Tax deductible contributions made per family to towards Bayswater South Primary School Building fund (to support renovations, upgrades, and maintenance of school infrastructure) and / or our Library fund (to support book purchases and other equipment that sustain the library as a valuable resource).
Extra-Curricular (OPTIONAL) Items and Activities
Bayswater South Primary School offers a range of items and activities that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students and are above and beyond what the school provides in order to deliver the Curriculum. These are provided on a user-pays basis. Details of these items and activities will be provided to students and families throughout the year.
How to make payments
Parent contributions towards the requested payments is essential to maintain the quality of education that we provide at Bayswater South Primary School. Payment can be made electronically via SENTRAL. Alternatively, payment can be made via BPAY, Direst Debit and directly at the BSPS office for EFTPOS or cash. Please contact the school office to obtain your family’s unique BPAY or Direct Debit Reference number.
Parent requests for refunds are subject to the discretion of the school and made on a case-by-case basis. Refunds will be provided where the school deems it is reasonable and fair to do so, taking into consideration whether a cost has been incurred, the Department’s Parent Payment Policy and Guidance, Financial Help for Families Policy and any other relevant information.
Financial Support for Families
Bayswater South Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:
- State Schools Relief (SSR) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports eligible families by providing discounted or free school uniform, school shoes, stationery and textbooks
- BSPS Parents’ Club second-hand uniform stall
- Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides $125 for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions. Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply for this fund. For further information, please contact the school office
- CentrePay (available to parents receiving a regular payment from Centrelink)
- Individual payment plans