For many years, students have benefited from the additional financial resources provided through voluntary financial contributions from parents, carers and other citizens. These contributions have assisted the school to conduct additional programs and activities and purchase educational materials.
Gilmore Primary School has no set fees however voluntary contributions and donations are always welcome.The P&C and School Board have approved the inclusion of a materials resource allowance of $30 and a computer allowance of $15 in the school book packs that are purchased by students at the beginning of each year.
Section 27 of the Education Act 2004 however clearly states that:
• each contribution must be voluntary
• a child is not to be refused benefits or services because the child’s parents do not make a contribution
• a child is not harassed for contributions
• any record of contributions is confidential.
Gilmore Primary School may offer some specific optional activities, items and services for which parents may be required to pay if they want their child to access them.
As per ACT Education and Training Directorates policy, all parents/carers who volunteer in classrooms, at sporting events, on excursions or as drivers etc need to complete a Volunteers Form available from the front office. Volunteers must sign in and wear a volunteer badge each time they volunteer.
From time to time parents are asked to assist with the transportation of students to special events. Your assistance is appreciated however the owner and/or driver is responsible for ensuring they carry the required driver’s licence, that the vehicle is appropriately registered and insured, is roadworthy, and that loading does not exceed the seat belt provision of the vehicle.