Mount Beauty Secondary College School Council approves the school’s parent payment charges annually.
Mount Beauty Secondary College makes every effort to keep the cost and number of items that need to be purchased to a minimum.
The Education and Training Reform Act (2006) provides free instruction of the standard curriculum program to all students in government schools. The Act also empowers school councils to charge fees for goods and services provided by the school to a child.
Victorian government schools must teach the standard curriculum to all students for free. Each school receives funding from the government to teach the standard curriculum. This funding pays for:
- staff to do the teaching and run the school
- the buildings and facilities
- extra support for children with a disability
Schools can request voluntary financial contribution from families to support the running of curriculum programs. These requests can be made under the following categories:
Curriculum Contributions can only be requested for clearly explained specific purposes that relate to the school’s delivery of the Curriculum. There are no obligations on parents to make a curriculum contribution and schools cannot refuse students instruction in the Curriculum or disadvantage them in any way if their parents do not contribute.
Schools must use funds raised from Curriculum Contributions only for the purposes for which they were requested.
Please note: additional school charges may arise during the year for camps and excursions that support the curriculum within your child’s education program.
Other Contributions can be requested for a broad area of school need or a clearly explained specific (non-curriculum) purpose that relates to the school’s functions and objectives.
There are no obligations on parents to make a contribution and schools cannot refuse students instruction in the Curriculum or disadvantage them in any way if their parents do not contribute.
Schools must use funds raised from Other Contributions only for the purposes for which they were requested.
Extra-Curricular Items and Activities
Extra-Curricular Items and Activities include non-curriculum-based school events, non-curriculum materials such as school magazines, optional excursions and camps, optional sporting or music programs and optional items and materials above and beyond what the school provides for free in order to deliver the Curriculum.
Student booklist items (text and stationery) are organised by Tawonga South Newsagency and Post Office.
Booklist items are to be ordered via their online store www.mbscbooklists.com during the advised time frame.
If you are unable to order online, please visit Tawonga South Newsagency and Post Office.