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Resource scheme

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Purpose

As a service to assist parents with the cost of educational resources, the school operates a Student Resource Scheme (SRS).

The purpose of the scheme is to provide the parent with a cost effective alternative to purchasing textbooks, resources, consumables and/or materials from elsewhere, through reduced prices gained from the school’s bulk purchasing processes.

Overview

A Student Resource Scheme enables a parent to enter into a written agreement with the school that, in return for payment of a specified annual participation fee, provides for the participating student’s temporary use of prescribed textbooks and other resources and for the purchase of consumables and materials for the student’s use.

The scheme is  referred to by the school as the Student Resource Scheme, regardless of the extent of goods and services provided by the scheme, for example textbooks, hire of musical instruments, hire of IT devices.

The operation of the scheme is required to be supported annually by the Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C), and the scheme is managed by the school.  While the Principal may enter into supply arrangements for items provided by the scheme, the Principal ultimately remains responsible for the management of the scheme.

The school and the P&C share decision-making for the scheme.

Participation in the scheme is voluntary, and no obligation is placed on a parent to participate.  A parent’s decision to participate is based on consideration of the value afforded by the scheme. 

If a parent chooses to participate in the scheme and completes a Participation Agreement Form a participation fee will be due and payable by the parent. 

On lodgement of the completed and signed Participation Agreement Form with the school and/or payment of the participation fee in accordance with the agreed payment arrangement, the school shall provide the items to the student when due for the student’s use.  

Payment of the participation fee by the parent is a requirement for continued participation in the scheme.  An unpaid fee will be subject to the school’s debt recovery processes. 

Further information is available from the Department’s website:

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Last reviewed 08 March 2021
Last updated 08 March 2021