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 in 2022 are $340/term/child, concession fees are $250/term/child and are available to Health care Card holders- $250). Full fee paying families are charged an additional fee of $120/year/student for camps and excursions. The fees cover pretty much everything – that is, most excursions, kids’ camps, materials and activities that are often ‘extras’ in many schools (eg: books, music tuition, swimming (terms 1 & 4) and gymnastics (terms 2 & 3).
Fees are able to be kept low because of the high level of involvement of the families in the day-to-day running of the Co-operative. The Co-op’s aim is to offer affordable alternative education.