Refund guidelines for excursions and camps
At Morayfield State School
we are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for
students, staff and volunteers. This commitment includes the health and safety
of staff and students when conducting curriculum activities in the school or in
School excursions and camps
enhance a student’s learning by providing opportunities for the student to
participate in activities, both curriculum-related and recreational, outside
the normal school routine. All planned school excursions are approved by the
Principal and endorsed by the Parents and Citizens Association.
State schools are able to
charge a fee for:
An educational service
including materials and consumables not defined as instruction, administration
and facilities for the education of the student;
An education service
purchased from a provider other than the school where the provider charges the
A school fee is directed to
the purpose for which it is charged.
School fees for excursions
and camps are calculated on a cost recovery only basis, according to the number
of students who have indicated their attendance.
Participation of students
in an excursion or camp is indicated through payment of the excursion or camp
fee and provision of a permission form completed by the parent/carer.
As the school budget cannot
meet any shortfalls in funding for an excursion or camp due to the subsequent
non-participation of a student who had previously indicated attendance of the
activity, fees already paid for an excursion or school camp may be refunded in
full or in part or not at all, having regard to the associated expenses
incurred and the circumstances of the non-participation.
If a parent/carer wishes to
apply for a refund due to their child’s non-participation in an excursion or
camp activity, they may do so by completing a Request for Refund form available
from the school office. Where possible, the request should include the receipt
relating to the payment for which a refund is being sought.
Please note: Request for Refund form must
be received at the office NO LATER than 2 weeks after the event.
Morayfield State School P & C
Association ratified refunds of $5.00 or less to be credited against students
account and used for any cost centre in the future.
It is preferred that
refunds be made as a credit against the student’s account at the school, and
used for any cost in the future.
Department of Education and
Training policy references:
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
SCM-PR-002: School Excursions
FNM-PR-019: State Education Fees