Our Mission – to enrich the school’s community, education and resource capabilities by providing funding for vital projects.

The Burnside Primary School Foundation, established in 2008, is a non profit, incorporated entity and is independently managed by a board. The Board consists of the School’s Principal and up to eight other people (some with financial, legal, business and marketing expertise).

The Foundation, although independent of the School, works collaboratively with the Governing Council, Parents and Friends committee and the wider community. The Foundation supports the school’s overarching philosophy of educational excellence.

Cultivated by a heightened sense of community spirit and teaching excellence, Burnside Primary School has been delivering education for nearly 150 years. The Foundation’s purpose is to assist the school to maintain and develop educational excellence through the provision of funding for vital projects.

Our Purpose

Although government funding and school fees provide for the school’s basic operating costs, it is simply not enough. The need for additional facilities and resources to achieve long-term success is constant and the Foundation works behind the scenes to raise extra funds through donations that will provide much needed capital for vital projects including:

  • Purchase of land and buildings
  • Building upgrades
  • School grounds – improvements and landscaping
  • Ability to purchase a school bus
  • Educational research, projects and scholarships
  • Additional resources; books, art, educational plant and equipment
  • How can you help?

    FINANCIAL YEAR TAX DEDUCTION!
    As a government school we rely heavily on our families and our various committees to support important initiatives/developments to acquire and construct new facilities to provide excellent learning opportunities for our students. Financials and meeting minutes are available upon request.

    We would greatly value your donation to one of the three Burnside Foundation Funds before the end of this financial year. These payments can be made through bpoint. Those who contribute donations of $100 or greater become annual members of the Foundation.Receipts are provided at the end of the financial year from the Foundation.

    The Foundation has agreed to direct its funds the following way:

  • Building Fund – TAX DEDUCTIBLE – Future plan to build a new Covered Outdoor Area (COLA)
  • The Library Fund – TAX DEDUCTIBLE – is designated to upgrading all the facilities in the library including and not limited to such things as computers, tablets and furnishings etc
  • Endowment Fund – Non-deductible – is aimed at providing opportunities for students at the school’s discretion
  • President: Shelley Morton
    Secretary: Carol Day
    Public Officer: Dominique Coombs

    TO MAKE PAYMENT VIA THE ‘Qkr’ APP:
    Step 1 – Download Qkr onto your smart device from apps
    Step 2 – Register – Select ‘Australia’ and follow steps
    Step 3 – Find your school – scan Qr code or ‘Locations nearby’
    Step 4 – Register your child/ren
    Step 5 – Now you’re ready to pay directly from your phone

    Whatever your connection with the school, we welcome you as a member of the Foundation.
    Please email: alison.bibby847@schools.sa.edu.au to register or for more information