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Learn to swim

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Purpose

To assist schools with the provision of Learn-to-Swim programs.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

State primary and special schools without a swimming pool.

Allocation of funds

Funding for this program is broken down into the following components:

Admission assistance

All schools without a pool will receive admission assistance. The amount of assistance provided is based on the number of enrolments in grades P to 6 attending 10 lessons per year.

Calculation for admission assistance:
Admission assistance = enrolments (P-6) x pool admission rate x 10

Travel assistance

For schools that are more than 1km from the nearest pool, assistance will be provided to help transport students to the pool by bus. The nearest pool is the closest to your school regardless of availability.

Schools that have a pool within 1km are not eligible for travel assistance.

Calculation for travel assistance:

  • Schools with enrolments fewer than 25: 
    travel assistance = waiting time rate + (km rate 1 x distance to pool x 2 x 10)
  • Schools with enrolments greater than 25: 
    travel assistance = number of buses x [waiting time rate + (km rate 2 x distance to pool x 2 x 10)]

Notes
Additional inclusions to this program from 2019 will be:

  • Milpera State High School to cover the cost of the primary cohort that attend the school.
  • Bulimba State School to cover the cost of the swimming program whilst their pool is out of service.

Current rates used in formulas above

Pool admission rate: 50c

Bus driver waiting time: $320

Number of buses: 1 bus per 50 students or part thereof

km rate 1 - funded enrolment <25: 54c

km rate 2 - funded enrolment >25: 67.5c

Distance to pool: to a maximum of 80 km

Number of trips: 10 per year

Payment details

TypeTimeProportion
Learn to swimJuly100% of annual allocation

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
EnrolmentsCensusFebruary
Pool ownershipCentre Information System (CIS)On opening/closure of pool
Distance to nearest pool (changes)Centre Information System (CIS)As required

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for learn to swim funding. Entitlements are automatically calculated each year by Finance Branch and paid to schools.

Contact

Policy Enquiry
State School Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5960

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Last updated 22 December 2020