The school operates a ‘Work for Fees’ program to assist families requiring partial short-term financial relief against school fees.
This relief is based upon engaging parents to complete tasks that have a value to the school and this is credited to fees. Parents must commit to a predetermined number of term hours which form the basis of an equivalent percentage reduction. Newly enrolling families are ineligible to apply.
This program cannot meet all requests and participation is determined through an application process. Applicants will need to address the criteria and detail skills they can offer. Assistance can be offered in return for tasks that complement the school’s needs. These for example may include grounds and workshop maintenance, cleaning, bus driving, library book repairs, Preschool lunch relief, audio technical expertise, etc. Please refer to the application for the range of skills sought.
Interested parents need to return an application to the office by Friday 7 December, 2012. Parents who are currently working under this scheme will also need to apply by that date.
Download the form here or it may be collected from reception. Please see the application form for all the details. Each new applicant may be asked to attend an interview and may be required to furnish additional supporting documentation.
If accepted, parents in this scheme will be inducted into the school’s work practices and procedures. The value of the fee credit will be assessed to determine the number of contribution hours. We welcome parent interest by 7 December 2012 so that this process can begin. We will try to meet expectations, but cannot guarantee this.
Each application received by the due date will be comprehensively assessed against the criteria and the outcome of these assessments will be final and not subject to further negotiation. We will endeavour to provide an indication of the quantum of assistance to successful families by 17 December 2012.
The school wishes to support families who have a short-term financial need and who can offer a skill that will complement the school’s service needs.