Varsity College operates a Student Resource Scheme (SRS) to assist parents in the provision of some resources. Parents are directly responsible for providing the student(s) with textbooks, other resources and a laptop or tablet computer at school. To assist parents, the executive group at Varsity College has chosen to utilise State Government contracts and its bulk buying power to provide parents with a cost-effective alternative to purchasing these resources individually.
The SRS reduces the burden and financial outlay to parents of selecting and purchasing materials and ensures that suitable resources are available for their child. As of 2015 the SRS now incorporates One2One - Varsity College's all-encompassing one-to-one computer program.
The SRS enables a parent to enter into a written agreement with the school that, in return for payment of a specified annual participation fee, provides for the participating student's temporary use of prescribed textbooks, access to One2One and other resources and/or for the purchase of consumables and materials for the student's use. Resources other than textbooks and a tablet computer may include, course consumables, reproduced class workbooks and worksheets and teacher prepared material that complement and/or substitute textbooks, student planner and student ID card.
With the inclusion of the One2One program students also have the temporary use of a tablet computer, unlimited safe filtered internet, current and latest operating system and productivity software (Office 2013, Adobe Suite etc.), subject software, connection to the network to access the subject courseware, 5 day a week on site help desk support and various network resources including printers, projectors and TVs. To learn more about the One2One program, please Click Here.
The operation of the scheme is supported annually by the Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C), and is managed by the school. Participation in the scheme is voluntary, and no obligation is placed on a parent to participate. The school operates under FNM-UP-018: SRS and FNM-PR-019 State Education Fees where we ask parents to pay specific subject fees (where applicable) towards the subjects/certificate courses students elect to undertake each year and/or excellence programs with selective entry. Varsity College strongly recommends parents take the opportunity to participate in the college's SRS.
The Varsity College SRS is a single program and covers all necessary materials, hire and equipment: it cannot be customised in anyway.