Donations and Course Contributions
Onslow College is committed to providing the best possible educational opportunities for our students, however the funding we receive from the Government is not enough.
Because of this we ask that parents invest in their children’s future by making a School Donation.The money received allows us to provide equipment and resources not covered by state funding but are important to the education we want to provide.
Donations may be eligible for tax credits and we have set it at what we believe is a very reasonable figure.
A breakdown of our donation is set out below:
|Modern Learning Environment||$100.00|
This figure is for 1 student with the maximum donation for a family being $450
This contributes towards resources and equipment provided to support learning and not covered in the state funding such as photocopying, additional books and resources we ‘buy in’ for students. We also subsidise some EOTC activities to encourage all students to take part in them.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
We are providing extensive access to ICT for students to support their learning. These include our wireless network, high speed broadband, unlimited data and specialist devices in classrooms to complement BYOD devices. We have also developed student and parent portals and want to continue to add to the IT we provide to enhance learning. With the move to our BYOD environment we have also employed additional technician support to ensure students get the full benefit from having their device as part of their learning.
ICT has become an invaluable resource for students yet we receive minimal funding for this vital aspect.To continue to provide and support cutting edge technology we need your investment to support us.
Flexible Learning Spaces
This is to provide additional facilities and to upgrade existing ones to provide modern learning environments for all students.This is over and above what the Ministry of Education provide yet are essential to our students. Specific areas for development include the refurbishment of further classrooms and development of Te Ara a Māui as flexible learning spaces..
Your contribution has become an essential part of the College and I hope you will see the importance of making this donation.We are happy to make an automatic payment and time payment options available and respect that many people are facing tough financial time.
On behalf of everyone at Onslow College, thank you.
Compulsory Payments for Activities and Optional Payments
Sports and Extra Curricular Activity Fees
Students who choose to participate in sports teams or activities (i.e. netball or debating) must pay the associated fee as detailed.
A full stationery list will be sent in December, families need to purchase required stationery from a commercial supplier. Stationery lists are also available on the website. Some courses list specific stationery requirements that may be purchased through the school or via third party suppliers, these are listed with the course descriptions.
School Magazine 'Ad Lib'
The charge of $25 for the annual school Magazine ‘Ad Lib’ is also optional. The magazine is distributed to students at the end of the year.
Voluntary Course Contributions
Various Workbooks, Materials and Activities
There may be resources and activities associated with the subject a student has selected that enhance the student’s understanding of the subject area by providing an opportunity for learning which is enjoyable and challenging. The School requests a voluntary contribution for these items.
Contributions for options are listed in the Curriculum Handbooks.
Additional Voluntary Items
Some departments may provide recommendations to purchase additional materials (i.e. study books). These items are not required and can be purchased on a voluntary basis. Students who chose to purchase these additional materials must pay the associated fee.
Payment of Accounts
A list of your students account with all transactions is available through the parent portal. From here you can select items and make payment using our secure online credit card system. An added bonus is that you can view all receipts and allocations through out the year should you require a copy.
We accept a wide range of payments including EFTPOS, credit card, cheque, automatic payment, internet banking, phone banking and even cash!
When paying by automatic payment please ensure that your student’s name and form class e.g. SMITH J J and 9JA is included on our bank statement details in the particulars and references columns.
If you have any concerns about the payment of fees, please contact one of our Student Support Staff, your student’s dean or the relevant Deputy Principal.