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 2022.


Educational Items

In 2022 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.


Educational Items for Students to Own

Parents will be provided with a booklist to allow them to purchase basic items, such as exercise books, pens/pencils, rulers, etc. directly from Maxim or you may source these items wherever you feel you can get them at a cheaper cost.  The handwriting workbook on the list can only be purchased through an educational supplier like Maxim or Office Works.

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.

Items purchased through Maxim will be delivered directly to the school, for the start of the school year.  If you choose to not purchase the materials pack through Maxim, you will need to ensure your child / children have all the basics on the booklist with them at school on their first day.


Curriculum Contribution

As a result of this change the school will not charge a curriculum contribution in 2022.


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.

These activities include the 3/4 and 5/6 camps, excursions/incursions, concert, and inter-school sports.  Parents are notified of the cost of these in advance of the activity and given time to pay for the activity.  Regarding camps, parents can arrange an agreed payment method with the school.


Financial Support for Families

Pakenham Hills PS understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and those families that qualify are able to use their Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund money to pay for their child’s / children’s extra-curricular activities.

Where a parent needs to use their CSEF for a camp or excursion, please contact Elaine Eastwood (Business Manager) on 5941-4436 to arrange this.



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


Parent Payment Policies

For further information on the Department’s Parent Payments Policy please use the ‘DET Parent’s Payment Policy’ button below.


If you choose not to purchase the materials pack through Maxim, 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 Close:

Friday 13th August