Westminster Primary School

Contribution & Charges

2023 Voluntary Contribution, Charges & Personal Items

The Contribution and Charges schedule is provided to families to give them an estimate of charges that may come up during the school year. Please note the figures provided are a maximum amount, and not all charges may apply to your child. Some costs, such as sport, will only apply to students selected for interschool teams etc.

Voluntary Contributions are an optional payment for parents to make to the school. Our Voluntary Contributions are set lower than the maximum amount of $60.00. We ask families to contribute $50.00 for each child. While this payment is voluntary, we ask all families to pay so we are able to maximise the opportunities presented to your child.

The School Board has approved the following information regarding the Contribution, Charges and Personal (Booklist) Items schedule for the year 2023.  The schedule is broken into four sections and allows parents to calculate all costs that MAY be incurred throughout the school year.

1. Contributions

The total amount of contributions parents and carers are being asked to pay has been contained well within the $60 maximum set in the School Education Act and Regulations 2000.  The School Board would like to emphasise that the contribution per child equates to $1.25 per week over the year.  All contributions are used for the direct benefit of the children.  We are very grateful to everyone who supports the school in this way.

Breakdown of School Contribution per Child for 2023

Literacy & Numeracy Resources $10.00
Art & Craft Consumables $5.00
Computer Licences & registrations ie Reading Eggs & Mathletics $10.00
STEM $10.00
Physical Education/Support Equipment $5.00
PBS & Student Wellbeing $10.00
Total contribution per student K-6 $50.00
NB: Areas of expenditure and amounts for each area may vary from year level to year level


Payment of Voluntary Contributions can be made with your child’s 2023 booklist or by direct deposit (details below) or cash at the office between 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Payee: Westminster Primary School

BSB: 066 137   Account: 00905940

Reference: Child’s Initial and Last Name

Description: Contributions

To assist family there are a number of payment options:

OPTION 1      A single contribution of $50 per student

OPTION 2      Four equal contributions of $12.50 per student

OPTION 3      Two equal contributions of $25 per student

A receipt will be forwarded to you on request.

Please contact the school with any queries.

2. Charges for Extra Cost Optional Components

These are costs associated with special programs, excursions, incursions and other optional activities.  A breakdown of the estimated maximum charge for your child’s participation for 2023 has been included in the schedule below.

Charges/costs are associated with specific learning activities available to all students, but conditional on a payment being made at the time of the excursion or incursion and signed parental permission.

Item K PP 1 2 3 4 5 6
Maths Books $32 $32 $32 $32 $34 $34
Excursion/Incursions $45 $45 $55 $55 $55 $100 $100 $100
Interm Swimming $80 $80 $80 $80 $80 $80 $80
Interschool Sport $30 $30 $30 $40 $40 $40
School Photos $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75
Year 6 EOY Activities $160
Graduation Shirts $65
PEAC/EYES $10 $10 $10 $50 $215 $300
Instrumental Music $120 $120
Maximum Total $120 $200 $282 $282 $282 $377 $664 $974


PEAC (Primary Extension and Challenge) and/or EYES (Early Years Education) are part-time programs for public school children in years 1 to 6. Children are tested and are selected to participate in a range of innovative and challenging programs offered in a variety of ways.  Children are withdrawn from regular class to attend PEAC/EYES programs.  Parents to provide transport for students to participate in programs.

2023 SIM Program

School of Instrumental Music (SIM) program is a part-time music program for selected students only.  Students are identified and audition for the program.  If a student is selected a specialist teacher will visit the school to conduct the program.  The cost of this program is for the hire of an instrument.  It is an upfront cost and the instrument will not be given until payment is made.


Items for personal use in the education program:

Included with this schedule is a list of stationery (Booklist) your child will require for personal use in 2023.  The costs for these items vary from year to year up to a maximum of $180.00.

Parents can utilise the organised booklist system or purchase from their store of choice.

Parents should be aware that some of these items may need to be replaced throughout the year.

Some students will need a waterproof book bag for library books and reading books.  Please put your child’s name on the bag in permanent marker.


In 2023 the P&C will continue to run the Canteen facilities.  The P&C also runs various fundraising activities.  Monies collected by the P&C is spent on items which the parent community believes to be of priority in enhancing students’ lives and opportunities at school.