Fair Funding for Independent Schools Four messages for the Australian Government’s Review of School Funding:
1. Choice in education must continue to be defended under Victorian and Australian legislation
2. Focus funding on students, not schools
3. Schools’ income from parents or elsewhere must not diminish government funding
4. No funding freeze for individual schools.
Facts Parents contribute after-tax dollars to Independent schools because they provide educational philosophies and cultural, social and religious values that meet families’ needs.
Not-for-profit Independent schools use their funds to deliver quality education.
Educating students in government schools costs governments much more than funding students in Independent schools because parents make up the difference.
The Victorian Government would have to find an additional $10 million a year if just 1000 non-government students moved into government schools.
Figures Government school students in Victoria get nearly twice as much government funding as Independent school students.
In Victoria in 2009, on average: Each government school student received $9470 Each Independent school student received $5310.
This saved taxpayers $4160 per student - a total of $500.3 million.
Independent schools receive: 68.6 per cent of income from parents and other sources 24.6 per cent from the Australian Government 6.8 per cent from the Victorian Government.
Over a third of Victoria’s students attended non-government schools in 2008-9 but received just over 20 per cent of government funding.
All children are entitled to government support for their education.
No student should be worse off because of changes to government funding.
Students with special needs require increased funding no matter what school they attend.
School Photos on Friday 16th March All students to wear full correct summer uniform.
March Mon 12 Tue 13 Tue 13 Tue 13
Labour Day Holiday - no school Yr11 Psych Excursion Yr7 & 8 Knox Youth PFA Meeting* 7:30pm
Thu 15 Knox Secondary School Expo Fri
School Photo Day
Mon 19-22 Yr8 Canberra Trip Mon 19 Whole School Assembly* 8:55am Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri Fri
Prep Bedtime Story Night* Yr9 Jewish Holocaust Centre Yr1 Grandparents Day Yr10 & 11 Tabloid Sports School Tour 11:30am
24 Working Bee* 8am
Mon 26-30 Yr10 Work Experience Mon 26 Whole School Assembly* 8:55am Tue 27 Thu 29 Fri
April Thu 5
Sun 7 Tue 17
Yr7 Relationships Yr8 Relationships Last Day of Term 1
Good Friday Easter Sunday First Day of Term 2 * parents welcome to attend
Needed : PRAYER WARRIORS for St Andrews Christian College.
If you are able to regularly pray and need prayer points please contact Tamie Dekker, Mrs Wansbrough’s PA. email@example.com
Prayer Group Parents are welcome to join the St Andrews Christian College prayer group. The prayer group meets in the Senior Art room after school drop off every Friday morning and parent Loueen Swank leads this group. Further enquiries about the prayer group can be directed to Suzy Song at the College office.
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