Parent Payments

 

2022 Parent Payments

There have been some recent changes to the Parent Payments policy this year. In previous years the 3 categories of Parent Payments were known as Essential, Optional and Voluntary. This year they have been changed to Curriculum Contributions, Other Contributions and Extra-Curricular Items and Activities. 

 

In the past Parent Payments and contributions have enabled us to provide additional resources and programs to the school community and our students. Government funding does not provide the level of funding required to continue to resource some of these programs. 

 

The funding received from Parent Payments enables us to ensure all students have access to high quality Mathematics and Literacy resources for use in the classroom. Over the last 2 years we have invested money into resourcing these areas so that students can access equipment to support their learning, these have included hands on equipment in maths and providing high quality and high engagement literature in our library and classrooms. As well as ensuring we can provide up to date and engaging resources for our Specialist Programs which have included Science, Art and Physical Education equipment.  

 

The Parent Payments have also enabled us to access digital learning apps to support Literacy and Numeracy, as well as software like SeeSaw, our online library system and eBooks. These funds have also supported the school in purchasing and maintaining devices like Chromebooks, iPads and laptops for use in the classroom by all students.  

 

In addition to these changes stationery packs are now separate to the 3 Parent Payment categories. The stationery pack consists of items the school recommends parents and carers purchase or supply to support students in participating in the standard curriculum. Due to the changes to Parent Payments, we will be trialling the use of an online ordering system for stationery packs through Office National. Stationery packs cannot be purchased through the school, but you can obtain a stationery list from the school if you choose to supply your own stationery items.

2022 Stationery Pack

This year due to the changes to Parent Payments guidance, stationery packs will be separate to Parent Payments. An online only ordering system will be used for Stationery Packs for 2022 with our stationery supplier Paperchase Office National. Orders will be delivered free of charge to school before the start of Term 1 2022 if placed before the 30th November 2021.

 

2022 Stationery Pack Ordering Process

Banyan Fields Primary School will be using an online only ordering system for Book Packs for 2022 with our stationery supplier Paperchase Office National.

There will be NO collection day at the school. All packs will be delivered free of charge to the school for distribution to the students at the start of Term 1 if ordered by the Due Date.

Please place your order online no later than 30th November 2021 to guarantee free delivery to the school before the start of Term 1.

Orders will still be accepted after this date but will incur a $8.00 administration fee. Please note that whilst we will make every effort to ensure timely delivery to the school, late submitted orders are not guaranteed to be delivered before school starts.

How to Order

  1. All orders are to be placed online at http://booklist.paperchase.com.au 

  2. ENTER THIS SCHOOL ACCESS CODE: BTSBFPS

    (school code must be entered - searching for school will not work)

  3. Click ‘Create Order’,

  4. Enter students first and last name, choose year level for 2022 from the drop-down list and

    click ‘Continue’

  5. Some items are sold as a pack only and/or are compulsory - you will not be able to remove

    these items. Other optional items will need to be selected or can be customised using

    quantity etc.

  6. Click ‘Add Order to Cart’

  7. You may now either Checkout or Add Another Student.

 

Please check your E-mail for order receipt.

PLEASE NOTE: All packs will be delivered to the school for distribution to students and therefore must be pre-paid. Payment must be made during the online ordering process, by Visa or Mastercard (credit card or debit card accepted). ZIP Pay also available*

Payment will be processed at time of ordering.

For those families wishing not to purchase a full stationery pack or use items from the previous year, we suggest reviewing the recommended items on the school’s booklist which can be found on our website and only supplying those missing items.

If you elect not to purchase the booklist through Paperchase please ensure children come to school on the first day with the required materials. 

Financial Support for Families

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

  • the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

  • payment plan or alternative arrangements

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

Amelia Busuttil - Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Ph: 03 9782 1333 | Email: banyan.fields.ps@education.vic.gov.au