Wakehurst Public School

Friendship, loyalty, learning

Telephone02 9451 1812


Financial contributions and assistance

There are some costs associated with going to school that you may find it helpful to plan and budget for.

These include:

  • uniforms

  • school books and equipment

  • excursions

  • co-curricular activities.

Optional expenses incurred by parents in relation to educational programs include such items as excursions and sports costs.  Parents who choose to incur such costs are billed at the end of each term, rather than being asked to send small amounts to school throughout the term.  Prompt payment of these accounts is vital as the school is required to meet such costs.  Failure to settle Term Accounts is a great financial drain on the school budget, ultimately resulting in reduced resources for all students.

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.

For more information, visit the Voluntary School Contribution policy.

Parents are strongly encouraged to contribute to school funds through the P&C Association. The funds collected are used to provide items such as ICT resources, literacy and mathematics resources, craft equipment, sporting materials and other learning requirements not provided by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. Contributions are set on a per child basis with a maximum limit set per family.

Financial assistance

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.