From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
State Schools’ Relief assistance
As a principal, you are well aware that every student, regardless of their circumstances, should have the best possible chance to reach their potential.
If you have a family who is struggling to meet the cost of school uniforms, shoes, books and expensive items such as VET in Schools Work Boots and Graphing Calculators for their children, you may be able to receive these for free or at a discount through State Schools’ Relief.
Not-for-profit organisation, State Schools’ Relief, will be provided with more than $15.65 million over four years from the Victorian Government to provide free or discounted new uniforms, shoes, books and more to 25,000 students across Victoria.
For more information, see: State Schools' Relief for Students.
Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
The Victorian Government has invested $148 million in the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund to ensure all Victorian students can take part in camps, school trips and sporting activities.
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend essential school activities.
Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $125 per year will be paid for eligible primary school students, with $225 per year paid for eligible secondary school students. Payments will go directly to the school and be tied to the student.
Victorian government Year 7 students (in 2016) who are CSEF recipients are also automatically eligible for a uniform package. For more information regarding this initiative please see State Schools' Relief.
The CSEF policy document which provides more detailed information for schools is also available from this website: Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund.