Callaghan College Waratah Campus

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Financial contributions and assistance

There are some costs associated with going to school that you may find it helpful to plan and budget for.

Costs to consider include:

  • uniforms

  • school books and equipment

  • excursions

  • co-curricular activities.

Voluntary school contributions

Like all NSW public schools, we can request contributions to enhance our educational and sporting programs including elective subjects. School contributions help provide additional educational resources for the benefit of students. Payment is voluntary.

For more information, visit the Voluntary School Contribution policy.

Our school charges and contributions are set well below the state average and in consultation with our Parents and Citizens Association.  Charges and contributions are set in two categories:

General service contribution

These contributions cover items such as:

  • duplicating paper
  • printing school reports
  • textbooks
  • stationery
  • chemicals
  • equipment.

Elective charges

These charges cover the extra costs of some subjects that are chosen by students and that are above the minimum curriculum requirements. These funds are allocated directly to the subjects and are used to purchase consumable items such as:

  • food
  • paints
  • paper
  • wood
  • metal
  • specialist equipment
  • computer memory
  • ink cartridges
  • or other items that are needed for the subject. 

The faculties that set elective charges include:

  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial Arts
  • PD/H/PE
  • Computing Studies
  • English
  • Human Society and it's Environment

Options for payment of charges and contributions

We appreciate any financial support from parents as we are here to help provide the best education we can for our students.  Charges and contributions can be paid in full or by regular installments during the year at our Administration office using eftpos, credit card, cash or cheque. Payments may also be made through our website by clicking on the "Make a Payment" tab.

Please see the current School Contributions and Charges schedule.

Financial assistance

If you are unable to pay school contributions because of financial hardship, you may be eligible for assistance from the school.

Our principal will ensure no student or family suffers any discrimination or embarrassment over the inability to pay school contributions.