In accordance with the School Education Act 1999, schools are required to determine and outline the anticipated financial costs of the educational programs at the school.

The Rostrata School Board has endorsed the following schedule of Voluntary Contributions and Charges for 2019.

rostrata contributions

These include:

  1. Voluntary Contributions
  2. Charges for optional activities
  3. Voluntary approved requests
  4. Items for personal use in the educational program
  5. Charges for other optional activities – selected students
  6. Non educational optional costs

Voluntary Contributions

Under the Act, Primary Schools may request up to $60 per child.

The Rostrata School Board has endorsed a voluntary contribution for 2019 of $60 per child.

Payment of voluntary contributions will be requested either upon enrolment or at the beginning of the school year. These funds help us add value to our learning programs at Rostrata by supplementing resources across the eight curriculum learning areas as per our Business Plan.

Charges for Optional Activities

Charges refer to the provision of extra cost optional activities which are part of an educational program and which voluntary contributions do not cover.  These amounts can vary from year to year and are an estimate only.  The amounts indicated would be the maximum for the activities.

The Rostrata School Board endorsed the introduction of payments in advance for extra cost optional activities for all children in Pre Primary upwards from 2012. It ensures there is ‘credit’ on the student’s account which the school allocates to the cost of activities as they arise.  Costs are usually added to the student’s account when they are invited to participate in the activity.

All children in Years Pre Primary to Year 6 are requested to pay a lump sum amount in advance at the start of the school year, which will cover the cost of the items in the Contributions and Voluntary Charges documentation. This is now the preferred method of payment and is intended to make payments more convenient for parents and to streamline administrative procedures. 

Download a copy of our Contributions and Voluntary Charges documentation.


Payment for Voluntary Contributions, Charges in advance and Voluntary approved requests are requested at the start of the school year.  If students have credit on their account from 2018, this will roll over to 2019 and can reduce the amount payable.

Payments can be made via Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS and Credit Card.

Payments can be made in instalments by prior arrangement – further information will be available at the start of the 2019 school year.

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