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Excursions and activities

To assist in the collections of monies in relation to excursions/activities throughout the year, it was decided a couple of years ago to set up a system whereby each student is billed the fees involved in attending excursions and activities in that term at the start of the term. These are known as term 1, 2, 3 and 4 statements that are put together by the teachers and office staff to save you the inconvenience of finding little bits of money here and there to pay for each excursion/activity as it arises.

These statements are always printed on pink paper and advice in relation to distribution is through the newsletter. Each student in the school is given a statement in relation to his or her excursions/activities for that term.

The first statement is distributed about 3-4 weeks into term and a 2 week payment period is given. Following that period, the office staff check the records in relation to all the students in the school and those still outstanding are sent a second statement with a payment period of 1 week. Following this period any outstanding payments must to be paid immediately. The school policy states that:

“Payment must be received by the due date outlined in the excursion/activity letter.  Payment will not be accepted after this date, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Business Services Manager.  Arrangements for payments must be made prior to the due date, not on the due date, otherwise arrangements cannot be accepted”.

Payment methods

 

Statements may be paid online using BPOINT.  This is the most efficient way to pay your statement as you will receive a transaction confirmation at the time of payment.
Please save the BPOINT link to your favourites to facilitate secure online payments https://www.bpoint.com.au/payments/dete
 
BPOINT information is displayed on the bottom of your pink statements.
Key information you will need to pay your statement online is:
 
CRN (Client Reference Number) - your unique identification appears in the BPOINT box on the bottom of your statement
 
Invoice Number (not the EQ ID) - each expense has an individual 5 digit invoice number which appears in the body of your statement in the second column ie between the Invoice Date and Invoice Reference.  You will need to enter the individual invoice number for each expense to ensure your funds are allocated to the correct expense.
 
Please note the school has implemented a NO PAY - NO GO policy in relation to excursion and extra-curricular activities. 
 
Cash and cheque payments may continue to be made by placing payment in an envelope in the RED Letterbox outside the office and a receipt will be sent home with the student. Correct money is appreciated as change is not available.
 
Eftpos facilities are also available at the office between 8am and 10am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   
 
Please do not hesitate to call the principal, or the business services manager if there any difficulties as alternative arrangements can be arranged.

 

Refund guidelines

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students, staff and volunteers. This commitment includes the health and safety of staff and students when conducting curriculum activities in the school or in other locations. e are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students, staff and volunteers. This commitment includes the health and safety of staff and students when conducting curriculum activities in the school or in other locations.
School excursions and camps enhance a student’s learning by providing opportunities for the student to participate in activities, both curriculum-related and recreational, outside the normal school routine. All planned school excursions are approved by the Principal and endorsed by the Parents and Citizens Association.
Schools are able to charge a fee for: chools are able to charge a fee for:

- an educational service including materials and consumables not defined as instruction, administration and facilities for the education of the student

- an education service purchased from a provider other than the school where the provider charges the school and 

- a specialised educational program.

A school fee is directed to the purpose for which it is charged.
School fees for extra-curricular activities are calculated on a cost recovery only basis, according to the number of students who have indicated their attendance.
Participation of students in an extra-curricular activity is indicated through payment of the fee and provision of a permission form completed by the parent.
As the school budget cannot meet any shortfalls in funding for an extra-curricular activity due to the subsequent non-participation of a student who had previously indicated attendance of the activity, fees already paid for an extra-curricular activity may be refunded in full or in part or not at all, having regard to the associated expenses incurred and the circumstances of the non-participation.
If a parent wishes to apply for a refund due to their child’s non-participation in an extra-curricular activity, they may do so by making a written request for refund to the Business Service Manager bsm@pullenvaless.eq.edu.au .
It is preferred that refunds be made as a credit against the student’s account at the school, and used to offset any future charges.

 

Levies

Also billed through the term excursion/activity statements are the resource levy and religious education levy.

The religious education levy is an annual levy of $5.00 charged to each primary school student in the school that attends these lessons. Those families that have advised the office in writing that they do not want their child/ren to attend religious education lessons are not billed. This levy is to assist the school in purchasing resources for these lessons.

The resource levy is a levy charged to all students in prep to year 7 to assist the school in costs related to the purchase of photocopying supplies (paper and toner), art resources and for the computer consultant. The computer consultant is a technician that assists in maintaining the technology within the school.

Year 1 – on the 2010 booklist is a materials contribution, which enables the purchase of items such as glue, pencils, felt pens, etc for students for the year.

P&C voluntary contribution

To assist the P&C in collection of voluntary contributions, an amount is included in each term statement. This amount as stated is voluntary and can be adjusted to your financial situation at the time. The amount is receipted with all other monies for the term is transferred to the P&C bank account.