Pakenham Hills Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of Pakenham Hills Primary School’s changes to the voluntary financial contributions for 2023.


School Provided Educational Items

In 2023 Pakenham Hills PS will provide students with necessary textbooks, cover the cost of online subscriptions to Reading Eggs and Mathletics and any other consumables (i.e., Art / Craft materials) required to implement the school curriculum.  The school will use the equity money it receives to cover these costs.


Parent Provided Educational Items

Booklist are provided below.

These educational items are for your child to individually own and use.  Any unused items will be sent home with them at the end of the school year.

You will need to ensure your child / children have all the basics on the booklist with them at school on their first day.


Support for Families

Where parents cannot afford to purchase items from the booklist, students in these families will be provided with a basic starting pack.  This pack will include:

  • 2 x exercise books
  • 1 x lead pencil
  • 1 x red pencil
  • 1 x ruler
  • 1 x glue stick
  • 1 x pkt textas
  • 1 x eraser
  • 1 x coloured pencils
  • 1 x blue and red pens (where needed)


If these items are lost or depleted, parents will be responsible for replacing them.  If parents require this financial support, they will need to let the school know in advance.  This will allow the school to order the necessary requisites to supply a basic starting pack.


Parents may also be able to access State Schools Relief, or Anglicare (through our local community hub) for support with the booklist or uniforms if they are eligible.


Other Contributions

Pakenham Hills PS welcomes donations / voluntary contributions towards the cost of resources or programs which benefit the School Community as a whole.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Business Manager.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Pakenham Hills PS offers a range of activities that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students and are above and beyond what the school provides to deliver the Curriculum.

These are provided on a user-pays basis. Parents are notified of the cost of these in advance of the activity and given time to pay for the activity.  Parents can arrange an agreed payment method with the school, where this might be required.



Where a parent has paid for an extra-curricular activity and this is subsequently cancelled, any monies paid to the school will be partially refunded.


Parent Payment Policies

For further information on the Department’s Parent Payments Policy please use the following link: https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/parent-payment/policy

Pakenham Hills Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of our schools changes to the voluntary financial contributions for 2023.


Please ensure your child/children have all the basics on the booklist with them as school on their first day. You can find your child’s booklist using the booklist buttons below.


Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)


Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student in primary school is $125.

How to apply:

Fill out the CSEF form below and hand it in at our school office.

Applications Open:

Monday 30th January 2023

Applications Close:

Friday 23rd June 2023