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Prep to Year 6

From Prep to Year 6 at Rochedale South, there are two types of expenses. The first is the Student Resource Scheme. For children to be able to learn to read, they need reading books.

Our children access many books over the year as class readers and home readers. We do not require parents to go out and buy all of those books as there are so many and children need different books on a week by week basis. Neither do we set a textbook for mathematics over the year as students don’t all use the same books. They still need print and electronic materials though, to progress in their maths. Where children are very capable, they will have different reading books and maths books from another child who struggles in reading or maths. This is one of the ways that we ensure that every child is moving ahead at a level appropriate for each child. The cost to be part of the Student Resource  Scheme is $100.00 for the whole year.

This means that your child will be able to get all of the reading books, maths books and electronic maths and reading resources they need to enable them to learn. It includes access to Reading Eggs, Sunshine Online and Mathletics which are three quality on-line sites providing specific learning opportunities for reading and maths respectively. All of the money collected, will go into the purchase of specific maths and reading resources in the school. Students from Prep to Year 6 will also be able to access World Book for Students, World Book for Kids and Early World of Learning on line, even at home, for free. Students who do not pay will not be able to access all of these classroom and on-line resources. Payments may be made on-line at any time, or at the cash window on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.15am to 9.15am. If parents wish to make part payments, they may do so. Please see the Business Services Manager for the forms.

The second expense is for classroom consumables. This includes all the pens, pencils, scissors, glue and stationery required for the whole year. In Years 2-6, parents are expected to purchase these resources for the child as per the student booklist. Most year level booklists for the year cost between $100 and $130.

In Prep and Year 1, the classroom consumables are purchased as an additional Consumables Resource Scheme (CSRS) which also costs $100. The reason for these resources to be purchased for the whole group, is that preppies have enough trouble looking after their hat, water bottle, lunchbox, schoolbag and so on, without being required to also care for, and keep track of, every pencil, crayon writing book they use for the year. In Prep, all the materials are allocated by the teacher and kept track of by staff members. In Year 1, materials are assigned to the children over the course of the year, and children have some responsibility for learning to manage their resources themselves. This helps to prepare students for Year 2 and having their own materials to care for more holistically. 

School invoice payments and refunds

 

Our preferred payment method is internet banking. You can also pay at the payments window at the school office on Tuesdays and Thursday from 8.15-9.15am. Payments can also be made by credit card and BPOINT (for invoiced items).

Download our payments options guide (PDF, 112KB) for instructions on making payments.

Where students do not participate in paid events, some costs may be refundable if a request is received in writing. Where the school is required to pay for the student’s participation regardless of their attendance (ie for pre-booked numbers of students), there will be no refund. This also includes part refunds where transport costs are calculated on the basis of full participation, the transport element of the total cost will not be refunded.