It is each parent's responsibility to provide the necessary materials and resources for their child's education. Each year parents are asked to provide resources for their children in two ways -
#1 Booklists 2023
These lists contain the required materials selected by the school staff for the 2023 school year:
Parents can purchase the items for our 2023 Book Lists from any supplier they wish - we do not have one allocated supplier, however the following outlet has all of the items our teachers require with an easy online order service. Thank you for supporting local business!
Class teachers carefully select the brands on the booklists specifically for their durability and sustainability for the students’ work requirements. Parents are asked to supply exactly what the class teacher has asked for and not substitute cheap brands from dollar stores. Many cheap versions do not have the durability that is required throughout the year. Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated.
You will be able to bring students' items to school on the Student Free Day on Friday 20 January 2023 when you bring the children to meet their new teachers.
- Invoices for the 2023 Student Resource Scheme will be emailed at the start of 2023 – Keep an eye on your inbox and junk mail. (Thank you to those that have already made payment on Qkr! - this invoice is for your records.)
- You can check whether you have already made payment through the Qkr! 'activity' tab on the App or by emailing the office at email@example.com
- If you are still to make payment you are able to do this via BPoint (link at the bottom of the invoice), Qkr! or Bank Transfer.
Our Student Resource Scheme will operate again during 2023 offering parents who elect to participate in the scheme, an economical alternative to the purchase of learning resources for their child throughout the school year.
- This year 2023 the Student Resource Scheme is again $120.00 per child.
- Invoices will be issued at the start of the 2023 school year, but payments can be made on Qkr! immediately.
- Full details of the scheme including Terms and Conditions can be found here Student Resource Scheme
- If you have already signed an SRS Participation Agreement Form on enrolment you are automatically joined in the scheme and there is no need to complete another form. If you have not previously completed an agreement form, please print, sign and return the form indicating Yes or No.
- You may opt to pay using a SRS Fee Payment Arrangement Form.pdf.
- Parents experiencing financial hardship who are currently participating or wish to participate in the SRS should contact the school Business Manager to discuss available options in confidence 5351 2222
The scheme is supported by the Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) and managed by the school and operates within the policy and guidelines of the Department of Education (DoE) and in accordance with section 51 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006. DoE encourages schools to operate a scheme as a service to parents.
Participation in the scheme is voluntary and those parents/carers who join the scheme pay a fee in return for their child's access to materials and resources managed by the scheme.
Type of Resources provided under the scheme
Examples of inclusion:
- Class sets of workbooks, worksheets, reference materials and teacher prepared booklets
- Class sets of writing and drawing materials; chalk, stationery, project materials, whiteboards
- Materials where the instruction is extended through providing practical learning experiences involving consumables such as; cooking ingredients, art and science materials and Maker Ed supplies
- Art materials such as paint, brushes, clay and other specialist supplies
- ICT equipment hire of specialised equipment such as drones, 3D printers and robotic kits
- Student reference materials such as books and software
- Artist in Residence Program (up to six art lessons a year delivered in an intensive block)
- Annual subscriptions to online programs - Maths Seeds / Mathletics, Literacy Planet & Education Queensland Online Library.
- Participation in three school presentations
- Classroom consumables – tissues and photocopier paper (previously supplied through the booklist)
Parents/carers who do not wish to participate or elect to opt out of the scheme are responsible for providing their child with all the items that would otherwise be provided to the student by the scheme as detailed in the year level lists in the booklet: Student Resource Scheme
Under the scheme, books and resource materials are purchased in advance to secure discounts through bulk buying and to ensure students have the resources to start the year/term. The P&C discusses and approves the Student Resource Scheme at the P&C meeting in September of each year.
The provision of this scheme ensures that well resourced learning by our students remains our key focus. The ongoing provision of high quality resources to ensure student outcomes are maximised is an annual budgeting challenge. This scheme creates an opportunity for every family to support the learning of their children in the most economical fashion.
I look forward to your support to ensure every student starts day one in 2023 prepared and resourced for the academic challenges of the new year.
Frequently asked questions
1. Does the Student Resource Scheme include my child's stationery requirements?
Parents are required to provide resources in two ways – 1) The Book List and 2) The Student Resource Scheme. All students will supply their own personal stationery items as outlined in the year level Book List. Information about the Book Lists will emailed or can be found on our website.
2. Isn't education free?
All schools operate within the policy and guidelines of the Department of Education and in accordance with section 51 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006. DoE encourages schools to operate a scheme as a service to parents. Whilst schools receive funding from the government to operate the school, student resource expenses extend beyond the budget. Parents therefore are asked to support their child's learning by either providing the resource item itself or participating in the scheme.
3. Why Pay 2023 Book list and Student Resource Scheme Fees by January 2023?
We ask for all parent/carers to pay fees before the start of the 2023 school year, so that student learning materials and books may be purchased early and discounts secured, through early payment and bulk ordering. Participants will then have the opportunity of accessing their resources when they commence school. Go to Qkr! for really easy payment. Payments open on 31 October 2022.
4. Do I have to participate in the Student Resource Scheme?
Participation in the scheme is voluntary. If parents choose not to participate in the Scheme they will be required to provide the resources listed in the scheme for their child when required throughout the year. A list for your child's year level is available for the office.
5. What happens if I am experiencing financial difficulty?
Anyone experiencing financial difficulty at this time and wishing to pay the Student Resource Scheme over an extended time period should phone the school and speak with our Business Manager on 5351 2222. It is our intention to encourage all families to join the Scheme and enjoy its benefits.
Please contact the school to make an appointment with the Principal or Business Manager should you have any questions regarding the Scheme.
6. Do I need to complete a form?
Participation form - You only need to complete a participation form if you are new to the school and did not sign on enrolment.
Payment form – You only need to sign a payment form if you would like to pay in instalments or discuss a plan with our office.