This is to explain our mailing system so you know the most economical way to return your mail to the school. Please remember all mail both in and out of our school is paid for by the school. Our mailing costs have a significant impact on our budget so you will understand why I urge you to take this matter seriously.
All mail is opened by our dedicated staff. It is date stamped and distributed to the relevant staff member. If you have a student in Secondary with several different teachers you can still send it in one envelope as it is all opened in the mailroom.
All mail sent back should be clearly marked with the student's name and it should be packaged in one bag or box. The school is charged $12.20 for the first kilogram and $1.60 for every kilogram after that. Therefore, if you send three separate parcels each weighing one kilogram that would cost $46.05. However, if you put the same three parcels into one box or wrap them together to make one parcel, it would cost the school $15.35.
Some other ideas to help keep down the cost of postage:
- Take your mail to Outreaches, Inreach days, Sports days and Minischools.
- When you are coming into or through town, deliver and pick up mail.
- If you know someone is coming to town, send your mail with them.
- Keep all envelopes and boxes to use over and over again.
- Use any box – the box you get your groceries in is fine.
- When you have only a few sheets to send in, use as A4 envelope for $2.20 rather than a large envelope that costs $5.50.
If you cancel your enrolment and return your curriculum, send it in one box at the cost of $18.50 rather than 5 or 6 boxes that can cost up to $92.50.
If you have any other questions or would like to talk to the mailroom staff about the best way to send your mail, ring Natalie (Ph: 07 4754 6819) OR Tash (Ph: 07 4754 6818). They work until 3pm each school day.
Thank you for giving this your serious consideration.
P.S. Please remember to use the Reply Paid EDUCATION REMOTE AREA SERVICE stickers if it applies to your geographical location.