There are some costs associated with going to school that you may find it helpful to plan and budget for.
Costs to consider include:
school books and equipment
Voluntary school contributions
Like all NSW public schools, we can request contributions to enhance our educational and sporting programs including elective subjects. School contributions help provide additional educational resources for the benefit of students. Payment is voluntary.
If you are unable to pay school contributions because of financial hardship, you may be eligible for assistance from the school.
Our principal will ensure no student or family suffers any discrimination or embarrassment over the inability to pay school contributions.
Parent online payments
Payments can be made using either a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card.
When you access the make a payment tab you must enter the student's name and date of birth. These details are entered each time you make a payment as student information is not held within the payment system. No student’s details are given to Westpac.
As a consequence, payments for each child need to be made separately. (There is also the option to enter the Student Registration Number and Invoice number but these fields are not relevant to Kurmond Public School.) You must also enter details about who is paying.
This is a secure payment system hosted by Westpac to ensure that your credit/debit card details are captured in a secure manner. These details are not passed back to the school.
Under payment options, you enter the activity or item for which you are paying. Write a title in the Payment Description that will enable the School Staff to match your payment with the school activity or item.
You have the ability to check and change any details of the payment before the payment is processed. You can print your own receipts or have the receipt emailed to your email account. This gives you immediate proof that you have paid for the item.
The next morning, details of the payments are passed to the school where they will be matched against your child’s account. As a receipt has been issued from the payment page a further receipt will not be issued by us.
We hope this method will streamline payments and save parents time.