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Contributions and Charges

The Education Act (1999) allows schools to charge parents for some services and to ask that they make a voluntary contribution toward meeting the cost of other aspects of providing the school's educational programme. These costs fall into three categories - Section 99 (Voluntary Contribution), Section 100 (Optional Charges) and Section 108 (Items for Personal Use).

Schools are required to provide this information to parents in the December prior to the contributions and charges coming in to effect. The schedule of contributions and charges must be approved by the School Council prior to being distributed to parents.

It is incumbent upon the school to provide parents with a clear indication as to the level of financial commitment that they may be expected to make in order for their child to fully participate in the learning and experiential programme that will be offered.

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