Pakenham Hills Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of PHPS Parent Payment arrangements for 2021.

We make every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.


Essential Student Learning Items

Below is a list of items and activities which are essential for your child to learn the standard curriculum.

  • Stationary, Classroom Supplies – $55
  • Specialist Learning Art, Science, Sport – $24
  • Reading Eggs, Mathletics, Literacy Pro – $46
  • TOTAL – $125

Optional Items

We offer a range of optional items and activities that are additional to the delivery of the standard curriculum. These items and activities are designed to broaden the school experience for your child. Examples of optional items include camps, excursions, incursions, etc.


Financial Support for Families

Pakenham Hills Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:

  • The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
  • Welfare funding (Please contact the Principal)


Payment Methods

  • Compass- payment plans and pay in full – Preferred method
  • EFTPOS or Cash (must have correct money) via office



Please see Refund Policy on Website


For a confidential discussion about accessing financial support please contact Dale Hendrick (Principal), OR if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements please contact Elaine Eastwood (Business Manager)


For further information on the Department’s Parent Payments Policy please use the ‘Parent Payments Policy’ button 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