Budgeting for school costs
Voluntary school contributions
All NSW public schools can request contributions to enhance educational and sporting programs. School contributions are voluntary, so you can choose whether to pay them.
Financial assistance for co-curricular activities
Schools may charge for co-curricular activities that go beyond the minimum needs of the curriculum. Parents who are unable to pay for co-curricular activities because of financial hardship may be eligible for assistance from the school.
Your child’s school will tell you about the school uniform items and where to buy them. There is usually a summer, a winter and a sports uniform. The school can tell you which shops supply the uniform or the material to make it. Many schools run a clothing pool where uniform items are donated after children have outgrown them.
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Show your child what primary school will be like by doing these activities to prepare for Kindergarten.