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Voluntary government school contributions (2014-2017)

Principals can request voluntary general contributions to enhance their school education programs. It is a decision for parents to make payments.

Data Notes:

  • There is no charge for students to complete the minimum requirements of the school curriculum. All schools can ask for voluntary contributions from parents to enhance the educational programs they are providing (as shown in the ‘general contributions’ section).

  • Schools which have voluntary contributions collected through their Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) may have their general contribution listed as zero.

  • The level of voluntary contributions is determined by the principal in consultation with the school community as part of the Department of Education Code of Practice which is a part of the Voluntary School Contributions policy. Principals must ensure that no student or family suffers any discrimination or embarrassment if they do not make a voluntary contribution. Confidentiality, privacy and dignity must always be maintained in relation to voluntary contributions.

  • Schools may charge for elective subjects that go beyond the minimum requirements of the curriculum (as shown in the ‘subject contributions’ section). The principal determines the level of subject contributions in consultation with the school community as part of the school budgetary process.

  • Parents who are unable to pay for elective subjects because of financial hardship may be eligible for assistance from the school. Parents wishing to access these funds should contact the principal, as these funds are held by the school.

Data Source:

  • Schools Finance Directorate. NSW Department of Education.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Voluntary government school contributions (2014-2017)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/72abea84-3378-35af-83bc-40a265efab60
Date Published 2016-01-22
Date Updated 2018-06-08
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
info@cese.nsw.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2014-01-01 - 2017-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Theme Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Datahub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education