The Queensland Government supports students’ education by providing funding for:
- Instruction, e.g. teachers
- Facilities, e.g. buildings, amenities, furniture
- Administration, e.g. staffing and resources to administer the operations of the school.
Funding does not extend to individual student resources such as textbooks, computer or musical equipment for personal use, and many items used/consumed by the student in the classroom. Supply of these items is the responsibility of parents.
To provide parents with a cost effective alternative to purchasing textbooks and/or resources elsewhere, Kuranda District State College operates a SRS for 2021.
The scheme ensures that students have the resources required for them to engage with the curriculum for their education, and saves parents time and money in sourcing the prescribed materials elsewhere. Savings are gained through the school’s bulk purchasing practices and hiring arrangements. The scheme is not used to raise funds for other purposes, and revenue collected through the scheme is applied only to the resources and operation of the scheme.
The scheme’s operation, resource inclusions and participation fees were approved by the school’s P&C Association at the meeting held on Monday the 23rd of November 2020.
The objective of the scheme is to provide a convenient and cost-effective way for students to access the educational resources necessary to enhance their learning experience at school. The Department encourages parents to participate in the scheme.
Parents are required to complete and return the SRS Participation Agreement Form by the 09th of December 2020.
The Textbook and Resource Allowance
The Department of Education provides a Textbook and Resource Allowance (TRA) to assist parents with the cost of textbooks and other education resources for eligible Years 7 to 12 students. For those students who are eligible to receive the TRA, the TRA will be applied to reduce the cost of participation in the SRS. Information on the TRA can be found on the department’s website (https://education.qld.gov.au/about-us/budgets-funding-grants/grants/parents-and-students/textbook-resource-allowance).
The SRS Participation Fee
Payment & Billing
Invoices will be generated in the first few weeks of Term 1, 2021. Payment can be made directly through the BPoint link appearing on your invoice once receivied. Due to Covid restrictions and guidelines the Kuranda DSC office will not be open to the public for payment at the start of 2021.
Payment options including a single payment for the full year’s fee or instalments are available.
An instalment plan can also be negotiated with the school.
Parents experiencing financial hardship who are currently participating or wish to participate in the SRS should contact the school to discuss available options in confidence.
Preferred Payment Methods
SRS payments can be made by QParent/BPOINT, Centrepay.
When paying by BPOINT, please use the Customer Reference Number (CRN) and invoice number printed on the invoice received from the school. If unsure of the CRN, please contact the school.
Option 2) – Payment plans—BPOINT Electronic Direct Debit Registration (eDDR)- Please contact the school office if you would like to set up this option.
*Mimum payment plan of $19.00 per student per fortnight primary students.
*Mimum payment plan of $24.50 per student per fortnight secondary students.
Last Resort) – CentrePay – Deduction Form can be collected and returned through the school office.
*Mimum payment plan of $35.00 per student per fortnight for all centrepay payments.
Centrepay Deductions are available to pay the SRS fees. Use Centrepay to make regular deductions from your Centrelink payment. Centrepay is a voluntary and easy payment option available to Centrelink customers. Go to humanservices.gov.au/centrepay for more information on how to set up your Centrepay deductions.