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Student Resource Scheme 2018

  
The Student Resource Scheme is offered to families as a cost effective method of purchasing resources and textbooks and is the most economical approach to provide the necessary items needed to enable student learning.  It offers value for money when compared to purchasing these textbooks and other resources yourself and saves parents/caregivers the need to shop around for textbooks.
 
The Student Resource Scheme form for 2018 can be downloaded here.
 
Student Resource Scheme charge is $250 per student
(Plus the Government Textbook Allowance which is paid directly to the school)

What the Scheme provides  

 
The Government, through Education Queensland, provides grants that are used by the school to provide services and basic materials.  Money from the Student Resource Scheme is used to provide a wider range of resources for student use, including:
 
·       textbooks for all subjects that require them;
·       printed booklets to supplement/replace textbooks in some subject areas;
·       a homework diary (Student Handbook, referred to as the Blue Book);
·       ID card;
·       a wide range of novels for English;
·       audio-visual and computer hardware and software in addition to that supplied by Education Queensland;
·       remedial teaching kits and materials;
·       student portfolios; (subsidised)
·       technology contribution;
·       additional library resources;
·       hats (Year 7 students & students new to the school)
·       other items required to help provide an excellent education service to students, e.g. sporting equipment.
 

What the Scheme does not provide

 
The scheme does not provide the basic “consumables” required by students.  Please refer to the stationery list for items required for each year level.  Please note that the general stationery is required on the first day of school.
 

What if I do not pay the Scheme fee?

 
Should you choose not to participate in the Student Resource Scheme, you are required to complete the Student Resource Participation Agreement form, tick NO and return this form to the School office.  You will then be invoiced for all relevant subject charges and associated costs AND are required to source and purchase the textbooks and other resources listed on the 2016 Year Level Requirement list.  This is available on request at the School office.  You can then either receive your Government Allowance portion as a direct credit against your invoice or as refund.  Books and resources provided under the scheme cannot be issued to students whose parents/caregivers choose not to participate. 
 

How do I participate in the Scheme?

 
Should you choose to participate in the Student Resource Scheme, you are required to complete the Student Resource Scheme Participation Agreement Form for each of your children by ticking YES and return the form together with payment to the School office.  Your child will be issued with the resources once payment has been received.
 

Additional Charges

 
The following charges are applicable to the relevant subject area and remain payable regardless of whether you are participating in the Student Resource Scheme or not as this fee (to be confirmed) is the cost of providing this subject. Below are 2018 costs.
 
*     Marine Practices                                         $85.00 per year (bus and boat hire)
*     Instrumental Music                                     $70.00 (sheet music)
*     Choir/Guitar                                               $30.00
*     Instrument Hire (if applicable)                     $70.00
*     Hospitality Year 11 & 12                              $55.00 per semester (ingredients)
 
Students enrolled in these subjects will be required to pay these fees at the same time as Parents make their contribution to the Student Resource Hire Scheme.
 

Building Fund Voluntary Contribution

 
The P&C Association is conducting a voluntary donation scheme to raise funds for future development of the Music Centre. Your donation would be much appreciated.
 

Payment Options

 
The following payment methods are available to parents/guardians.
 
BPOINT internet or telephone (IVR)
BPOINT is an online payment system, which provides an easy method of payment for parents/caregivers via a web link.  A hyperlink is printed on your school invoices that directs you to the DoE BPOINT payment page to enter the required information to complete the transaction.
 
PAYMENT BY INTERNET BANKING/DIRECT CREDIT  - Direct payments into school bank account
 
Bank - Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Branch - Aitkenvale
Account Name – Pimlico State High School General Account
BSB – 064-823
Account Number – 090092
 
Internet Banking Payment Reference – Please include your student’s surname & initial OR 10 digit EQ Id Number (can be found on student’s ID card or by contacting the school office); Invoice Number and a short description.  Eg. A SMITH7531SRS.or 125653292J 7531SRS. Please email details of deposit to accounts@pimlicoshs.eq.edu.au.
    
PAYING IN PERSON Payment by Credit Card, EFTPOS, Cash, Cheque or Money Order.  Office hours 8.00am – 4.00pm (3.30pm on Thursdays). 
 
PAYMENT INSTALMENT PLAN  
Please contact Pimlico State High School Payments Office on 4759 3444 to discuss payment plan options. Terms and conditions apply.
   
If you are experiencing difficulty paying school fees, please contact the School Business Services Manager on 4759 3444.