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Resource scheme

Tully State High School offers a student resource scheme (SRS) to all students. The scheme has the approval of the school’s Parents & Citizens association and provides parents with the following general benefits:

  • Minimises costs of providing resource materials for their student;
  • Ensures that an adequate bank of resources is available to provide a good quality education, and
  • Ensures all students have equal opportunity to participate in any subject regardless of family financial circumstances.

The participation fee for the student resource scheme in 2014 is $220 per student for year 8 and $240 per student for year 9, 10, 11 and 12. Every effort has been made to contain the cost of the participation fee whilst ensuring that adequate resources are available for student use. This contribution is in addition to the government resource allowance. The scheme represents excellent value and provides substantial savings to parents of students in all year levels. Joining the student resource scheme is optional – please read the terms and conditions on the back of the participation form. It attracts many benefits which are detailed here for your information. If you do not join the scheme, you will need to purchase individual resources as required and pay for all the benefits listed that will be received by members of the scheme. (for example the average cost of a textbook is currently approximately $55 with some costing over $95 each). The school encourages your participation in the scheme, as the best savings for all eventuates from high participation rates.

The SRS at this school operates under the policy and guidelines of education Queensland. Parents wishing to take advantage of the services provided by the scheme are required to pay the annual contribution and sign a participation agreement form agreeing to the conditions therein.

What are the costs involved?

$220 for year 8 and $240 for year 9, 10, 11 & 12 per student direct out of pocket expense for parents.

(plus the government text and resource allowance for years 8 and 9 of $111 and years 10, 11 and 12 of $242 which is paid directly to the school by the government. This is used for the purchasing of new texts and resources and the maintenance of existing texts and resources).

The scheme does not cover students’ personal requisites such as stationery, writing materials or protective clothing. A stationery list is included for your attention.

Students in some subjects, e.g. hospitality, industrial technology and design and art will be required to pay additional amounts to cover the cost of materials used in producing articles which will be taken home or consumed as well as providing personal protection equipment where needed.

The scheme does not cover the costs involved for sporting events outside the school which are not curriculum related – such as buses, venue entry, school camps and excursions.

What do I need to do now?

After reading the enclosed information, and you decide to participate in the scheme, please complete and sign the student resource scheme participation form which is available from the school asap.

If you decide not to join the scheme, please read, complete and sign the non-participation form available from the school office. For operational efficiency and to ensure quick service, please be aware that we bulk invoice the resource scheme fees prior to receiving the signed participation/non-participation forms. Invoices will be credited/adjusted accordingly once the participation/non-participation forms are received.