Mount Gravatt State High School operates a Student Resource Scheme, (SRS) including Student Resource Scheme Laptop Program to provide parents/carers with a cost effective alternative to purchasing textbooks, laptops and/or resources.
The objective of the scheme is to provide a convenient and cost-effective way for students to access the educational resources necessary to enhance their learning experience at school.
The scheme ensures that students have the resources required for them to engage with the curriculum for their education, and saves parents time and money in sourcing the prescribed materials elsewhere. Savings are gained through the school's bulk purchasing practices and hiring arrangements. The scheme is not used to raise funds for other purposes, and revenue collected through the scheme is applied only to the resources and operation of the scheme.
All resources included in the SRS, including a detailed breakdown of resources provided and their associated costs, are detailed in the links, for each year level.
Students participating in the scheme will receive many resources required in the course of their studies, including:
- Textbooks required for each subject
- Prescribed consumable resources for subjects studied
- IT application
- Software and access to online programs used in place of textbooks or other learning resources
- Reference materials and teacher-prepared material which complement and/or substitute for textbooks
- Basic consumables for Art, Home Economics, Industrial Design & Technology
- Student ID card, for use outside of school.
The contribution fee for the SRS including take home laptop for 2022 has not yet been determined; however in 2021 the contribution was $620 per student per annum. This also includes the TRA component which has been deducted to reduce the SRS fee payable.
This scheme provides the entire package for a set fee and is not available in parts.
Textbook and Resource Allowance (TRA)
The Department of Education provides a Textbook and Resource Allowance (TRA) to assist parents with the cost of textbooks and other education resources for eligible Years 7 to 12 students. For those students who are eligible to receive the TRA, the TRA will be paid directly to the school and applied to reduce the cost of participation in the SRS. Information on the TRA and rates can be found on the department's website.