Contributions and Charges

Contributions and Charges

The Education Act 1999 requires  schools  to notify parents of all Contributions and Charges within two months of the following school year.  This schedule has been prepared in accordance with the  School Education Act 1999 and School Education Regulations 2000 and has been endorsed by the Bateman Primary School Board.

The schedule is broken into four sections and will allow parents to calculate all costs that MAY be incurred throughout the school year. It must be pointed out that these costs are calculated on an “up to a maximum of” basis and may not necessarily reach this limit.  When this maximum total is not reached, funds will be rolled into the following year or refunded upon request if the child is leaving the school.


The total amount of voluntary contributions parents and/or guardians are being asked to pay to the school is $60.00 per child as per  the School Education Regulations 2000 (ie $60.00 per child).

Money collected will be used to supplement school expenditure in the areas listed below. While contributions are voluntary, the quality of teaching and learning programmes will be maximised when each family makes a contribution to the cost of supplementing the funding gained from other sources, including State and Commonwealth Governments.

The School Board would like to point out the contribution per child ($60.00) equates to $1.50 per week over the course of the year and that all contributions are used for the direct benefit of the children. 


A breakdown of the estimated charges for a student’s participation in incursions, excursions, activities for 2024 has been included in the schedule below.  Students will only incur costs when they are involved in a particular activity. The amounts indicated in the schedule represent the maximum charge for the scheduled activities in 2024.

Contributions and Charges 2024