Schooling costs

There are some costs associated with going to school that you may find it helpful to plan and budget for such as:

  • uniforms
  • school books and equipment
  • excursions
  • extra-curricular activities.

Voluntary school contribution

At the start of each year we may ask for a voluntary school contribution to enhance our educational and sporting programs.

We try to keep any additional costs to a minimum and may be able to assist families who are having financial difficulty paying schooling costs.

In order to ensure quality teaching at Redhead Public School, in 2018, we will be trialling a ‘Classroom Enhancement Fee' for our school.  This fee is applied to the provision of classroom materials needed to support learning in each of the key learning areas.  Our ‘Classroom Enhancement Fee' is set at:

1 child:                         $70

2 children:                   $140

3 or more children:      $200

Included in each enhancement pack will be all text books, online subscriptions, student whiteboards, exercise books, display folders, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, scissors, glue sticks, ruler, rubber, sharpener, art supplies, whiteboard markers and duster. All parents/carers will need to do is supply a pencil case. 

Thank you in advance for supporting our school financially. We are not a highly funded school in terms of Gonski. Our FOEI (Financial Occupational Education Index) score is out of 300 and we sit at 40. This is an indicator of the funding that a school will receive based on need from factors such as low socio-economic, rural and remote, disability and Aboriginal status.  We will seek community feedback after the trial.