Oatley Senior Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 8567 3700


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.

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.

Student Assitance Scheme

The NSW Government allocates limited funds for each school to assist families experiencing financial difficulties. The scheme is called the “Student Assistance Scheme”.

A conversation either by phone or in person with the school is the best way to broach these issues and allows the school to assess and discuss possible support on a case-by-case basis. We understand that every family’s circumstances will be different, as will a child’s educational needs. Understanding factors such as income levels and interruptions, size of family and enrolments in school/s, support received from other agencies, minimising financial burden at schools, special circumstances re extended family and care, allow us to establish a better understanding for assistance. Assistance may then be applied in the most helpful ways, which may include delayed or split payments, borrowing of resources/materials, provision of uniform articles, discounts, or full support for some items. All conversations will remain discreet, confidential and remain within the Senior Executive and limited Welfare Team.

Applications should be sent in a sealed envelope marked “confidential”, addressed to the Principal. They may also be handed in at the office.