The Principal and the Parents and Citizens Association of Pimpama State Secondary College are proud to be able to extend to you the opportunity to take advantage of the Student Resource Scheme. The college has implemented the scheme to ensure that all students have the necessary resources to support their educational requirements. It is a voluntary scheme that is intended to provide a cost effective option for parents through reduced prices gained from the college's bulk purchasing arrangements.
The scheme will supply students with access to:
- Student Identification Card (replacement ID card is $5.00)
- Textbooks for each subject
- Class sets of general reading books including prescribed novels
- Administration of the scheme
- Equipment hire – digital cameras (still/video), audio visual equipment, a wide range of industry standard software
- Use of equipment, consumable materials and photocopies for a range of subjects across all year levels
- A personal printing and photocopying allowance of 100 pages
- Printed worksheets/handouts/notes and equipment prepared by teachers
- Audio and video recordings
- Materials for subjects where the instruction is extended through providing practical learning experiences in excess of materials provided by school grants
- Software site licenses for school and home use
The following items are NOT covered by the Student Resource Scheme:
- Elective Subject Excellence Program Levies
- College Yearbook and College Photos
- College activities and non-curricular events for example; excursions, camps, cluster sport, Year 12 formal and jerseys. Individual payments can be made for these activities as they occur.
SRS Fees for 2020: Year 7-8 $255 Year 9-10 $275 Year 11-12 $295
Payments are split into 3 instalments – see college payment calendar for instalment amounts and due dates.
Some elective subjects and Academy Programs will incur an additional levy that is not covered by the Student Resource Scheme. These must be paid in full prior to being placed in a class.
If you are not satisfied that the SRS fee represents good value for money based on the inclusions you may choose not to participate in the SRS. If that is the case, please complete a new Participation Agreement Form, indicating that you no longer wish to participate. If you choose not to participate, you will be provided with a detailed list of resources that you will need to provide for the student.
What is provided by the Queensland Government?
The Queensland Government supports children's education by providing funding for instruction (teachers), facilities (school grounds and buildings, internet), and administration (staff to run the college). Funding for schools does not extend to individual student resources such as textbooks, equipment for personal use, and many items used by the student in the classroom.
As per the college's Finance Policy, should your account fall into arrears, students will not be permitted to attend extracurricular activities such as excursions, recreational sport, camps, formals, Year 12 jackets/jerseys etc. and access will be restricted for both BYOD and college Laptop purchase programs. Parents/carers will be notified should their account fall into arrears. If after appropriate notification, payment is not received, the matter will be sent to The Department of Education debt collection agency.