Parent Payments


What are Parent Payments?

Parent Payments include the Essential Learning Items, Optional Items and Voluntary Contributions.


  • Essential Student Learning Items are those items, activities or services that are essential to support student learning of the standard curriculum. This includes classroom consumables, stationery packs and essential digital subscriptions.

  • Optional Items are those items, activities or services that are offered in addition to or support instruction in the standard curriculum program.  These are provided on a user-pays basis so that if parents choose to access them for students, they are required to pay for them, these include activities like excursions and camps and optional digital subscriptions.

  • Voluntary Financial Contributions are voluntary donations to the school for a general or specific purpose, e.g. digital technologies, library books or wellbeing support, specialist program equipment and resources, additional classroom resources.

Banyan Fields Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.

In 2021 Banyan Fields Primary School will be working with a new stationery supplier, due to a number of challenges and delays during 2020.

For detailed information relating to Parent Payments please review the documents at the top of the page.

Changes to the Parent Payments Process

To avoid delay in delivery of items for the 2021 school year we will be introducing a deposit for the 2021 Essential Student Learning Items. Families can pay a deposit of $15 per child by Tuesday 17th November 2020 for their 2021 Essential Student Learning Items. Any family that pays their deposit by this date will have their stationery items ordered in term 4 2020 with delivery for these expected on the first day of term 1, 2021.

* All deposits are non-refundable and will be used in the event of non-payment to cover the costs to the

supplier for restocking and returning the items.

For information relating to individual year level fee schedules, due dates for payments and information relating to deposits please refer to the document Parent Payment Information at the top of the page.

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: