Brighton-Le-Sands Public School

Strive to Achieve

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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.

These 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 theĀ Voluntary School Contribution policy.

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.

Yearly costs

To assist parents in budgeting, the following list gives an approximate guideline as to the annual expenses in each stage. This is a guideline only and there may be additional expenses in some years. Due to the ever changing prices of items and excursion from year to year, there are no specific costs published. The uniform room and canteen publish price lists annually.

Whole school expenses

  • school contribution
  • life education
  • book week author visits
  • book fairs
  • stewart house fundraising
  • parents and citizen's association (P&C) fundraising.

Stage and grade specific expenses

There are some costs assosciate with stage and grade specific expenses such as, textbooks, uniforms and excursions.


  • Swimming (2 weeks).

Year 1 and Year 2 (Stage 1)

  • optional paid sport
  • creative and performing arts (CAPA) expenses.
  • Swimming

Year 3 and Year 4 (Stage 2)

  • optional paid sport
  • CAPA expenses
  • Swimming

Year 5 and Year 6 (Stage 3)

  • optional paid sport
  • CAPA expenses
  • Year 5 overnight excursion
  • Year 6 camp
  • Year 6 t-shirt
  • Year 6 mega fete.