Parent Payment Policy

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Dandenong North Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of Dandenong North Primary Schools’ voluntary financial contributions arrangements for 2023.

Schools provide students with free teaching to fulfil the needs of the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions to enhance the materials and opportunities that our students can access are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students. We want to thank you for all you support, whether that’s through fundraising or volunteering your time. This has made a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer.

Within our school this support has allowed us to purchase library and class-sets of books that are new and attractive without resorting to worn copies that cannot be renewed after frequent reading. Sporting equipment that is available for borrowing during play times has been added to the basic supplies available for physical education lessons. Updated headphones, printers and photographic hardware for children to use in their work has also been possible because of parental payment. The most important aspect however, is basic supplies like paper, tissues, glue sticks and so on that in times gone by have had to be rationed out.  Previous parent payment amounts have also gone towards. a wider offering of subjects and special curriculum experiences.   

For further information on the Department Parent Payments Policy please see a one-page overview below.


Yours sincerely,

Paul Hilton













Name of Student:

Grade 2023:


Curriculum Contributions - items and activities that students use, or participate in, to access the Curriculum


Classroom consumables, materials & equipment

·       Classroom – pens, pencils, textas, glue sticks, writing, graph and scrap books, highlighters. Post-it notes, folders, display books, scissors, rulers etc

·       Art- paint, crayons, canvas, glitter, coloured paper, glue. Card. Wool material. Clay, wood, beading etc.

·       Science – ingredients, shared classroom materials

·       Mathematics – numeracy blocks, calculators, stationery. Maths kits ($xx)

·       English – book boxes, class sets. Novels. readers

·       Sports – equipment

·       Library – books, subscriptions

·       ICT - filament


Online Subscriptions

·       Mathletics

·       Oxford buddies

·       Essential Assessment

·       Accelerated Reader


ICT Devices – provision of devices from the shared classroom sets


Printing and photocopying of worksheets and learning materials


Total Requirements contribution


Whole school events

·       Athletics carnival - entry and transport

·       Swimming carnival – entry and transport

·       Chinese Cultural day – entry and transport

Cost to be communicated as event is planned for

Total Amount







Financial Support for Families

Dandenong North Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:

  • the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, contact:

Kristie Miller

Ph: 03 9794 7899 | Email:




Curriculum Contributions


Other Contributions


Extra-Curricular Items and Activities



Payment methods

  • Sentral App
  • Cash at office
  • EFTPOS at office
  • Bpay – using your unique BPay code (please ask at the office)
  • Direct Deposit- BSB: 063 000 Account number: 14179085  Reference: use child’s name and grade



Parent requests for refunds are subject to the discretion of the school and made on a case-by-case basis. Refunds will be provided where the school deems it is reasonable and fair to do so, taking into consideration whether a cost has been incurred, the Department’s Parent Payment Policy and Guidance, Financial Help for Families Policy and any other relevant information.





parent PAYMENTS policy




·       Schools provide students with free instruction and ensure students have free access to all items, activities and services that are used by the school to fulfil the standard curriculum requirements in Victorian Curriculum F-10, VCE and VCAL.

·       Schools may invite parents to make a financial contribution to support the school.




Schools can request contributions from parents under three categories:

Curriculum Contributions

Voluntary financial contributions for curriculum items and activities which the school deems necessary for students to learn the Curriculum.



Voluntary financial contributions for non-curriculum items and activities that relate to the school’s functions and objectives.

Extra-Curricular Items and Activities

Items and activities that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students and are above and beyond what the school provides for free to deliver the Curriculum. These are provided on a user-pays basis.

·       Schools may also invite parents to supply or purchase educational items to use and own (e.g. textbooks, stationery, digital devices).




·       Schools put in place financial hardship arrangements to support families who cannot pay for items or activities so that their child doesn’t miss out.

·       Schools have a nominated parent payment contact person(s) that parents can have a confidential discussion with regarding financial hardship arrangements.




·       Schools must obtain school council approval for their parent payment arrangements and publish all requests and communications for each year level on their school website for transparency.