What is the Family Contribution Scheme?
The Family Contribution Scheme is an annual fundraising initiative run by the P&C to support Cammeraygal High School. Family Contributions are vital to ensure key programs, equipment and initiatives are maintained. The more contributions that are received, the more opportunities we have to invest in our children’s development and education. The Contribution scheme will mean there is less pressure during the year to fundraise, and more opportunity to focus on the community. We request all families who attend the school make this annual contribution for the benefit of their children. Because it is run by the P&C, there is greater flexibility in how the money can be used.
How much do I need to pay?
The Family Contribution is voluntary, but we suggest an amount of $250 for the first child and $150 for each additional child. This amount is commensurate with that suggested at Cammeraygal’s feeder primary schools and other high schools in our area. All families are encouraged to contribute what they can afford. If you would like to contribute more please do so.
How do I make a payment to the Family Contribution Scheme?
The School will provide a payment reminder and contributions can be made via POP. You can also make a payment by direct transfer to the P&C’s bank account:
Account Name: Cammeraygal High School P&C Association
Branch number: 032199
Account Number: 312605
Please use the reference “FamCont Child’s surname Child’s first name”
Who makes the decision about where to spend the funds?
The P&C decides on the allocation of funds based on priorities are set consultatively by the Principal, teachers and the parent body. All parents and carers are welcome to participate in this priority setting process.
Strategic funding initiatives will be identified each year, and will be discussed at P&C meetings. The P&C will also report to parents on progress with disbursing the funds raised.
Why do we need a Family Contribution Scheme?
The State Government provides funds for school grounds, buildings, wages and basic resources.
However, this funding does not provide for additional resources and the initiatives which most families want to be available in order to give our children the best educational outcomes.
Family Contributions assist the school by providing funds to support learning, personal development, wellbeing, sport, arts and social programs that cannot be funded in the school budget. Recent examples include library furniture, Tomorrow Man, Butterfly Foundation, art display boards, First Aid training, extracurricular sport equipment and much more.