All Victorian government schools must teach the standard curriculum (prep to year 12) to all students for free. Parents/guardians pay for items that are essential to help your child learn the standard curriculum.

At Port Melbourne Primary School the items that parents are responsible for include;

  • text books and stationery
  • materials used for school work where your child keeps the final product
  • school uniform
  • excursions or incursions that all students can attend

Voluntary contributions

The Port Melbourne Primary School Council has reviewed and approved the following charges and contributions for 2024.

ItemSuggested Amount ($)Optional
Voluntary Education Items - One Child$660.00Yes
Voluntary Education Items - Two Children$945.00Yes
Voluntary Education Items - Three or More Children$1135.00Yes
Building Fund Donation$170.00Yes
Library Fund Donation$55.00Yes
Grounds Maintenance and Improvement Contribution$55.00Yes

We believe it is important to explain the charges and how vital they are to ensure adequate materials and equipment. The following document explains Voluntary Contributions and includes the school's Parent Payment Policy, which explains how the School Council calculates the fees. Additional information can be accessed here.