Our school donation is $200 per child a year or $50 a term. This money was used to pay for a large number of additional curriculum resources, subsidise a number of school wide activities such as swimming, production, art, dance and drama resources, sporting functions, developmental material and related photocopying and other essential resources. No child was excluded from using these resources but it does seem that quite a number of families relied on the goodwill of others to support their child.
Each term our Silverdale School Board puts all the names of those donations that have been made into a draw to give one child/family the chance to have their donation paid for the following term. The families that have received these in the past have been very grateful.
We understand that a donation is voluntary and that it can be at times very difficult to manage. Mrs Reid in the office, is very happy to discuss possible arrangements for meeting this cost for your child. Each small contribution adds up across the course of time and helps to enhance the substance of this school.
A huge thank you to all those families who pay their donation each year.