Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom.The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership. All are part of a healthy curriculum.CSEF will be 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 is $225 for secondary school students.
Parents or legal guardians are required to submit a CSEF application form to their child’s school and 2017 applications can be completed until the end of Term 2.Victorian Government Year 7 students (in 2017) who are CSEF recipients are also automatically eligible for a uniform support. For more information regarding this initiative please see State Schools’ Relief
Contact the office for CSEF application forms, or click on this link.