Bateau Bay Public School

'En Evant - Go Forward'

Telephone02 4332 8000

Financial contributions and assistance

There are some costs associated with going to school that you may find it helpful to plan and budget for.

Costs to consider include:

  • uniforms

  • school books and equipment

  • excursions

  • co-curricular activities.

Voluntary school contributions

Like all NSW public schools, we can request contributions to enhance our educational and sporting programs including elective subjects. School contributions help provide additional educational resources for the benefit of students. Payment is voluntary.

For more information, visit the Voluntary School Contribution policy.

Financial assistance

If you are unable to pay school contributions because of financial hardship, you may be eligible for assistance from the school.

Our principal will ensure no student or family suffers any discrimination or embarrassment over the inability to pay school contributions.

Book Packs

Many schools have a 'school fee' system which is a voluntary contribution made by parents as detailed above. Under this system, families are often unsure what school fees are actually used for.

After consultation with the P&C, our school decided instead of seeking support from familes for a voluntary contribution, we would ask families to contribute to a book pack so they could see how their "fees" were being used.

We have used this system for the last few years. The book packs provide the equipment, resources and materials your child will use on a daily basis. 

The school continues to provide numerous other resources and 'replacement' usable items i.e. paint, pencils, glue, paper, lamination etc. throughout the year. 

As in previous years, book packs are $50 per child and payments can be made through the usual channels.

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