P&C – Payment Options
With the introduction of the NSW Government’s ban on mobile phones at schools. The P&C will no longer be able to accept mobile phone payments by students for purchases at the Canteen nor Uniform Shop.
We will continue to provide for electronic purchases – and to assist families with this transition the P&C has researched some alternate payment methods that may assist you.
Please note this list is not a recommendation and is not exhaustive, many other Banks and companies offer similar products.
Food orders can be placed for both recess and lunch via the flexischools app which can be downloaded via your normal app store. There are two main options allowing for orders to be placed by either the parent or child. Instructions on how to add a child’s account can be found here: How-can-I-give-a-student-their-own-login
Please note that the Cutoff time for flexischools orders is at 9am each day.
Costs: Free if you use Direct Deposit, card fees for Credit card top-up
Online Orders (Uniform Shop)
Uniform orders can be placed online via our e-Shop.
Once placed you will receive a notification when your order has been prepared for collection.
Spriggy provides a family friendly option to provide your child with an Visa Debit card which can be used to make purchases. Parents can set spend limits, monitor spend and block cards if necessary.
Spriggy cards can be added to ApplePay (13+) and GooglePay (16+) for purchases outside of school.
Costs: $60 per year for up to 4 children (initial 30 day free trial)
Commbank offers a Teen focussed Transactions and savings accounts. This provides a Debit Mastercard for kids aged 9+ which can be used to make purchase.
Over 14’s can open their own accounts or Parents can do this for those under 14.
Cards can be added to ApplePay (13+) and GooglePay (16+) for purchases outside of school.
Costs: No monthly Fees
FLX from Flexischools provides an option to provide your child with a Debit MasterCard which can be used to make purchases. Parents can set spend limits, monitor spend and block cards if necessary.
FLX cards can be added to ApplePay (13+) and GooglePay (16+) for purchases outside of school.
Costs: $2.50 per month per child, or $25 per year
Westpac offers a Teen focussed Transactions and savings accounts. This provides a Debit Mastercard for kids aged 14+ which can be used to make purchases
Westpac has a current offer which givces you $50 if you have never had an account before and deposit $100 into an account in the first 30 days. https://www.westpac.com.au/personal-banking/bank-accounts/savings-accounts/bump/50-dollars-on-us/
Costs: No monthly Fees
If your child already has a wearable device these can be used for payments. If you would like to investigate further – these are typically available from Apple, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung and Google wear.