Fees, funding and applying.
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 (at Jan 2016) are $313/term/child, (Concession available). This includes pretty much everything – that is, most excursions, kids’ camps, materials and activities that are often ‘extras’ in many schools (eg: books, music tuition, swimming).
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.
Interested parents may contact the Co-op to arrange a visit at a mutually convenient time. It is recommended that the first visit is without children, as this allows the adult(s) to form an independent opinion regarding the suitability of the Co-op for their family. Further details about the application process can be obtained during your visit.