As required by the department, the Governing Council has reviewed the Material and Services (M and S) Charge for the 2023 school year and recommended that Charge is set at $450. This represents a $10 increase, the first since 2019.
The Materials and Services (M and S) Charge contributes to the cost of providing essential items and services used or consumed by individual students during the course of their learning. This includes printed and electronic materials, access to books, stationery supplies, curriculum materials, printing and copying for use in the educational program, library and information technology resources.
The M and S Charge also covers the cost of several school incursions including Footsteps, Book Week and in Performing Arts.
We believe that the annual M and S Charge represents great value at just over $11 per student / school week.
The amount and composition of the M and S Charge for 2023 is set out below.
Parents and caregivers are invited to a public meeting to approve the Materials & Services Charge for the next school year. This meeting will be held on Monday the 31st October at 6.30pm in the school staff room prior to the Governing Council meeting. In lieu of attendance, parents can express their views in writing to the chairperson prior to the meeting. Any such correspondence will be tabled at the meeting. If you have any enquiries regarding this please contact Katelyn Adams (Governing Council Chairperson) via the front office.
Katelyn Adams – Governing Council Chairperson
Kelly Howlett– Treasurer
On behalf of the Craigburn Primary School Governing School