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Voluntary financial contributions

    (1)     The school council of a Government school may ask the parents of a student enrolled at the school, or anyone else, to make a financial contribution to the school.

    (2)     A school council may use voluntary contributions for any purpose for any school in relation to which it is constituted unless the contribution is provided for a specified purpose.

    (3)     The following principles apply in relation to financial contributions—

        (a)     a school council should clearly explain how contributions will be spent when making a request for a contribution;

        (b)     each contribution is to be voluntary and obtained without coercion or harassment;

        (c)     a student at the school is not to be refused instruction in the learning areas specified in Schedule 1 because the student's parents do not make a contribution;

        (d)     a student is not to be approached, coerced or harassed for contributions;

        (e)     any record of contributions is confidential.

    (4)     If the school council asks the parents of a student enrolled at the school to make a financial contribution, the school council must tell the parents about the principles that apply in relation to financial contributions.

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