The Conveyance Allowance – is paid to parents who convey their child/ren more than 4.8km to school (one way) and is to assist with travel costs.
Education Maintenance Allowance
The Education Maintenance Allowance – is for parents who are holders of health care cards, pension cards or similar and is to assist with educational costs.
Application to the Department of Education for these two allowances is made through the administration of the school and is advertised through the school newsletter. The payments are made twice yearly through the school, at the end of the second and fourth terms.
As the Kindergarten receives State Government funding, Kindergarten families with a Health Care Card receive a financial rebate as a deduction from their term 2, 3 and 4 fees. You must take your card to the office in Term 1 to claim this rebate, which will cover approximately 40% of your kindergarten fees.
The school offers financial relief for parents who are finding it difficult to meet the payments of their fees. Applications are made through an independent financial advisor who will make a recommendation to the Committee of Management regarding the financial hardship being carried by the applicants. All enquires need to be made to Louise though the office.