News from the Office

CSEF

WHAT IS IT?

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:

  • school camps or trips
  • swimming and school-organised sport programs
  • outdoor education programs
  • excursions and incursions.

Payments are $125 per Primary School aged student per year and $225 per Secondary School aged student per year.

 

Applications for 2020 are now open and will close on 26 June 2020 (end of Term 2).

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

On the first day of term one (28 January 2020) or the first day of term two (23 April 2019), a parent or legal guardian of a student must:

  • be an eligible beneficiary of one of these cards:
  • OR they must be a temporary foster parent
  • OR the student is 16 years or older and holds a valid concession card (such as a Youth Allowance Health Care Card)
  • AND the parent or legal guardian must submit an application by the due date.

Parents who receive a carer allowance on behalf of a child, or any other benefit or allowance not income tested by Centrelink, are not eligible for the CSEF unless they also comply with the above.

Eligibility will be determined when the parent’s concession card successfully validates with Centrelink on either the first day of term one or term two.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from COMPASS by clicking on the Community Icon \ School Documentation \ Parent Information \ CSEF \ CSEF Application Form

 

NEW FOR 2020

If you applied for CSEF at ACS in 2019, you do not need to complete an application form in 2020 unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

 

You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:

New student enrolments: Your child has started or changed schools in 2020 or you did not apply at ACS in 2019.

Changed family circumstances: Such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2020.

 

Please check with the school office if you are unsure.

 

 

 

  • Veterans Affairs Gold Card
  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card

Financial Hardship

If you are struggling to meet the costs of school uniforms, shoes and text books for your children, you may be eligible to receive these free or at a discount through State Schools’ Relief.

Families with children in government schools in any year level can receive help if they are facing one or more of the following:

  • Health issues resulting in serious financial difficulty
  • House fires where school clothing is lost
  • Natural disasters
  • Serious financial difficulty

Please telephone the office to make an appointment (confidential) with Kylie, our Business Manager, who will discuss with you the possibility of this additional support.

Multiple Permissions Form

All families received this information via Newsfeed on Compass 04/02/2020

 

Please find below a link to give digital consent to the Multiple Permissions for your children for 2020.

These permissions must be completed  by all families attending Armstrong Creek School and are valid for the 2020 school year. Please advise the office immediately should you wish to withdraw \ change your permissions.

These permissions are in relation to Photos, Headlice, Emails, ICT Acceptable Use, Watching PG Movies, Local Excursions and Online Services.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/2Vb3YMRBhwYUOiTD3