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Summary of Financial Contributions for 2019

Dear parents and caregivers

This notice sets out our Voluntary Donation requests and our Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) activities for the year. All donations are tax deductable.

Voluntary School Donation

The Voluntary School Donation amounts are unchanged since 2013 and are shown in the table below. This donation is a contribution towards day to day curriculum costs and enables us to purchase such things as art supplies, library books and ICT equipment.

Family payment

Per Term

Per Year

One child



Two children

$108 with 10% discount

$432 with 10% discount

Three children

$162 with 10% discount

$648 with 10% discount

Swimming Donation

The Swimming Donation covers the cost of swimming programmes that all children will participate in.

We request a voluntary Swimming donation of $55 per child.

National Arts Festival Donation

All students will attend the National Arts Festival during term 1. We request a voluntary National Arts Festival donation of $25.00 per child.

Mathletics Donation

Students in Years 4 - 8 use Mathletics to support their leaning in maths. Mathletics is an internationally recognised online learning platform that can be closely linked to the classroom programme and provides teachers and students with another tool to ensure success in maths. Students can access it all year round.

If your child is in Year 4 - 8 we request a voluntary Mathletics donation of $30.00 per child (or $7.50 per term)

Technology Donation

Year 7 and 8 children attend technology classes at Mt Cook School throughout the school year. The technology donation is set by Mt Cook School, and paid to them by Ridgway School in a lump sum to cover the cost of materials used. If your child is in Year 7 or 8 we request a voluntary Technology donation of $125.00 or $31.25 per term.

Making donations

Schools are not able to demand payment for compulsory curriculum activities, however we request your serious consideration to making voluntary donations towards the costs of providing Swimming, attending the National Arts Festival, Mathletics for years 4 - 8 and Technology for year 7 & 8 students. By supporting the school in this way you ensure our ability to provide a broad range of learning experiences that benefit all of our children.

Payments can be made at the office via eftpos, cash, cheque, or via internet banking (you may choose to either make a one off payment or set up a series of automatic payments to spread the cost over time).

Ridgway School Account Number: 12 3141 0104464 00

Thank you for supporting our students.

Kathryn Smith

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