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Dapto Public School

Dapto Public School

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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.

At the start of each year, we ask for a school contribution to enhance our educational programs.
This is currently $25.00 per student or $50.00 per family (if more than one student from the same family). 

We try to keep any additional costs to a minimum and may be able to assist families who are experiencing financial difficulties in paying schooling costs.


Education tax refund

If you are eligible for the education tax refund, you could claim up to 50% back on your child's education expenses.



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.


Financial difficulties?

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact us on 02 4261 2247 to make an appointment to speak with the principal for a confidential discussion.


Active & Creative Kids vouchers

Families receiving Family Tax Benefit can apply for an Active and Creative Kids voucher for each eligible child.

The voucher is valued at $50 and is available twice a year. It can be used for eligible active or creative activities with registered providers.

Applications for voucher one are now open. Another voucher will be available from July 2024.


To apply online:

Apply for an Active and Creative Kids voucher | Service NSW


First Lap learn to swim vouchers

The First Lap voucher program provides a $50 voucher for parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3-6 years who are not enrolled in school, towards the cost of swimming lessons. 

The voucher can be used for a structured swimming lesson program with an approved First Lap provider.

The voucher is valid until 30th June 2024.


To apply online:

Apply for a First Lap learn to swim voucher | Service NSW