Policies - Parent Payment

      Parent Payments 2021 – Foundation to Year 6



Coburg Primary School is looking forward to a great year of teaching and learning. The purpose of this note is to advise you of Coburg Primary School’s parent payment arrangements for 2021.

Coburg Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents. This year the Coburg Primary School Council has approved the school’s parent payment charges for 2021. The parent payment charge will be $300 per student which is a reduction from 2020 in recognition that some families may have experienced financial difficulties.


Please follow these steps that will guide you through the process.  


1.  The initial page includes information and documents available for you to read.  As they are not agreements, they do not need to be signed.

2.  Read through the documents available.

3.  A list of all payment items will appear. The voluntary Building Fund Contribution can be added at this time.

4.  The final page will show total charges (including the Voluntary Building Fund Contribution) and credit card payment details to be filled.

Please note that curriculum excursion and incursion costs are not included in the 2021 payment. Curriculum excursions and incursions will be invoiced as they occur throughout the year.

Financial Support for Families

Coburg Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options. Please visit the main office if you require an alternative method of paying. For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, contact Business Manager Joy Sleeman on 93549332.

Payment Methods

Option A:        It is preferred that payments are made by Monday 14th December 2020, to ensure all  bookpacks are ordered for the start of the 2021 School Year.                                          

If you are unable to pay by Monday 14th December 2020, Coburg PS will accept payments up to Thursday 21st January 2021, to ensure your child receives their bookpack.

Option B:        Alternative arrangements can be made with the Business Manager.


Voluntary Building Fund Contribution - 2021

Coburg Primary School relies on the generosity of its community, through donations and fundraising, to be able to provide the standard of education and quality of programs that your children deserve, and our families expect. Community raised funds enable our school to update and extend the educational resources within the school and contribute to necessary additional buildings’ maintenance for our facilities.


This money is going towards future building projects eg. Returned Tram Project and other potential building improvements.


As a guide of what is typical, we have seen donations of around $100 from families with a combined household income below $100,000 per annum, and $200 from families with a combined household income above $100,000 per annum.


Please add your contribution amount to the General Payment Items page.


* This contribution is tax deductible.


Parent Payment Charges Form - Year 2021

The itemised list includes essential student learning items (those items that your child needs for school) and Optional Items (that you can choose whether your child participates in or accesses). 


Coburg Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost and number of items that need to be purchased to a minimum.  We also try to ensure that the costs are affordable for all parents. 


Please Note: Additional school charges may arise during the year for incursions, excursions, swimming, camps, kitchen garden, Year 5/6 electives, School Production/Art Show, Graduation etc.



Note: Parents may choose to provide or purchase the stationery pack themselves.  If you choose to do this you must consult with the Business manager, Joy Sleeman so that your child has the right items and the stationery pack costing can be adjusted.  There may be some items or services you cannot purchase yourself.




2021 Foundation .pdf
2021 Year 1.pdf
2021 Year 2.pdf
2021 Year 3-4.pdf
2021 Year 5-6.pdf
DET Parent Payments Summary Policy - 2021.pdf