Cost of Schooling

Costs to Richmond parents can be broken into four categories:

  • Voluntary Contributions (to the school and the P&C)
  • Extra costs optional items (such as for excursions or options which students choose to attend)
  • Personal use items (such as stationery)
  • Other items (expenses related to activities such as graduation, class T-shirts and school photos.  They are optional costs and relate to non-educational activities).

Detailed information on Contributions and Charges is mailed to all parents in November.

In 2018 the school voluntary contribution is $60.00. This money goes towards providing curriculum resources.  In addition, all parents are asked by the P&C for a P&C voluntary contribution.  This amount is returned to the school through the P&C Association.  Payments can be made at the main school office (cash, EFTPOS, credit card or cheque which must be made payable to Richmond Primary School).

Lump sum payment scheme for incursions/excursions. 

School Council introduced an upfront bulk payment system for excursions/incursions to make it easier for parents.  Parents pay $100 into their child’s account at the office. Any payments will be debited as the year progresses.  This saves parents having to find small amounts of cash for excursions as they arise… just complete a permission slip for each activity and keep your account in credit.  At the end of Term 2 you will receive a statement showing the remaining credit balance for your child.  If your Lump Sum balance is running low, please top it up.  Top ups can be paid by cash or card at the office or alternatively you can pay over the phone with your credit card.

If you have any questions regarding Lump Sum payments please contact the Manager Corporate Services, Elaine Van Den Elzen, on 9339 5055.