Parent Payments 2023

Edithvale Primary School is looking forward to welcoming students and families for another great year of teaching and learning. This notice summarises Edithvale Primary School’s Voluntary Financial Contribution program for 2023.

Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum and the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer a great education and support for our students.

As a school we pride ourselves on providing students with the best possible opportunities for future success.

We thank you for all you support, whether that’s through fundraising or volunteering your time. This has made a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer.

Your voluntary contributions have been invaluable in creating a successful, holistic education program – made possible through the support received from our student families.

Specifically, this support has funded a range of initiatives that help underpin the education and experience we can offer students, including:

  • Expansive wellbeing programs
  • Robotics and aids to enhance STEM learning
  • Digital learning and devices
  • Decodable readers
  • Installation and maintenance of our new synthetic oval, shade sails and various gardens

It’s through such initiatives that Edithvale Primary School can proudly offer a learning experience beyond the basic curriculum, which has translated to an incredible improvement in NAPLAN testing outcomes over the past 5 years and sees Edithvale Primary School compare favourably to both overall state results, and those of similar schools. The school recognises further opportunities to extend this improvement into future years and will continue to invest in its education resources and practices to meet this plan.


Performing Arts
From 2023, we’re excited to offer a Performing Arts program designed to build students’ confidence and resilience and create a love of performing. Establishing this program in 2023 and in the ensuing years will require substantial resourcing and we’re seeking assistance with this.

2023 Contributions
Our 2023 contribution amounts have been established to continue to provide the level of curriculum, support, and facilities to our students to best prepare them for future education. We understand that COVID-19 impacted a number of families within the community; as well as the rise in living costs for all of us; so we have consciously kept amounts as low as possible for 2023 to support our families to support our great school when making voluntary contributions.

To help us plan our programs we are asking for contributions to be made prior to Friday 9 December 2022.


Individual Booklists are not required in 2023. In response to the financial impact of the last 2 years, we will be purchasing stationery items for ALL students in 2023 (a saving of between $65-85 per student). This includes exercise books, textbooks, paper, folders, document wallets, scrapbooks, clipboards, display books, magazine holders, tissues etc.

Ordering in bulk allows us to secure the best possible prices for these items. We are asking for a contribution of $90 per student towards these bulk items, as shown under Curriculum Contributions in the table on the following page.

We ask all families to purchase pencil case items for their children. These include, pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, glue sticks, markers, textas, crayons & scissors, which you can replenish throughout the year as the need arises.

Account Credit

If you currently have a child enrolled with us, you may have a credit on your account that can be allocated to your 2023 Financial Contributions. Please check the attached statement, or contact our administration team (Sandie, Helen or Holly) to have your credit allocated. Amounts on your statement with a minus sign before them, are credits; which can be allocated to your charges.

For further information on the Department of Education and Training’s Parent Payments Policy please see a one-page overview attached.

Yours sincerely

James Whitla

Natalie Firth
School Council President

Breakdown of the
Voluntary Financial Contributions