Under the Education (General Provisions)
Act (EGPA) and Department of Training (DET) policies and after consultation
with our P&C, Red Hill Special School operates a whole of school
Textbook & Resource Scheme. Due to the specialised needs of our environment,
a lot of our resources are expensive and/or specialist items not readily
available to the general public. This scheme is to ensure that all students
have the necessary resources for their education, and to save
parents/caregivers the need to shop for basic school resources.It
also provides bulk purchase advantages and a uniformity of resources.
We are also aiming to reduce the amount of
payments made to the school and have combined all fees into the scheme. Once
the Student Resource Scheme (SRS)contribution has been paid, the only
payment parents/carers will be required to make will be for horse riding, gym,
TAFE fees and culminating unit activities/excursions (i.e. camp).
These culminating excursions are limited to one per semester.
The resources provided to the students
under the scheme include items such as:
The cost to participate in the
Textbook& Resources Scheme for 2017 is:
Education Queensland pays a Textbook
Allowance for students aged 13 years and older. The allowance is paid
directly to the school and is used to offset the Student Resource Scheme (see
page14). The Textbook Allowance covers the cost of classroom consumables, some
transport and some registration costs at vocational education, etc. A full
breakdown is provided to parents/carers annually and is published on the school
website. You can choose not to participate in this Textbook Allowance Scheme
and can request that the school pay you the allowance. However, in this
case you will be required to provide and/or pay for the resources and equipment
listed for your child for that year. The value of the resources and equipment
is always greater than the Textbook and Resource Allowance.