Fees and Funding
The Learning Co-op receives State and Federal Government funding for each child enrolled, (in line with other independent schools). The rest of the funding is made up from parent-paid fees. For specific projects, Co-op can apply for funding from relevant authorities.
Fees are currently $340/term/child, concession fees are $250/term/child and are available to Health care Card holders- $250). Full fee paying families are also charged an additional fee of $120/year/student for camps and excursions, this is paid in 4 instalments at the start of each term. The fees cover pretty much everything – excursions, materials and activities that are often ‘extras’ in many schools, eg: books, music tuition, swimming (terms 1 & 4) and gymnastics (terms 2 & 3). Parents may have to contribute to food costs for longer 4-5 day camps.
At the Learning Coop we aim to offer affordable alternative education. We are able to keep the fees low because of the high level of involvement of the families in the day-to-day running of the Co-operative.