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School Community Rewards

Helping to generate a regular financial benefit for your school.

School Community Rewards provides a regular financial benefit for your school without having to donate any time or money. So far, our School Community Rewards program has raised a grand total of $371,475.00 for participating South Australian Schools!

In return for individual members of the school community banking with Credit Union SA, we’ll reward your nominated school with regular financial benefits.

  1. Individual members of your school community – parents, grandparents, friends, teachers – simply open any of Credit Union SA’s highly competitive banking products. This can include home and personal loans, credit cards, savings and transaction accounts, insurance and more.
  2. Those individuals nominate a school as their School Community Rewards beneficiary.
  3. Credit Union SA will then regularly donate a portion of our profits to the school, providing valuable extra funds to use however the school wishes including computers for classrooms, playground equipment or sports equipment to name a few.

How School Community Rewards can benefit your school


How parents and schools can benefit

You pocket real savings

Make no mistake, you stand to benefit from banking with Credit Union SA just as much as your school. Take the experience of Matt and Sarah, whose son attends Reynella Primary School.

Matt and Sarah switched their home loan to Credit Union SA from a Big Four bank in 2015:

“Our loan rate is lower, the terms are more flexible, and the service has been wonderful. We can now save hundreds each year.”

Your school raises real funds

Reynella Primary School joined School Community Rewards in 2014. Since then, 108 members of that school community have opened products with Credit Union SA and the school has received nearly $13,000 as a result. 

Jenny Berry, Woodcroft Primary School Governing Council

"Since we’ve started the program we’ve received $23,000, and it just keeps growing! Best thing is we can use the money for whatever we like. We’ve chosen to use it for fitness equipment that the kids love, which we couldn’t have otherwise afforded."

Steve Freeman, former Principal of Reynella Primary School

"It's been an enormous help, allowing us to fund projects for students that otherwise would have still been in the planning stage. School Community Rewards has allowed us to build a verandah to link classrooms, helped with the development of our nature play area, and significantly reduced pressure on our volunteer-based fundraising efforts."

Jonno, parent at Highbury Primary School

"To make a $1,000 profit for the school, we would normally need to buy supplies (bread, sauces, snags, onions, serviettes) promote the barbeque, roster some parents, setup the barbeque, and then cook and sell at least 700 sausages. Don’t forget the crying from the onions too!

Don’t get me wrong, the school, our parents and friends love the barbeques, but it’s just not always an easy event to pull together."

Your privacy is assured: Credit Union SA’s School Community Rewards program does not share any of your personal information with your school. To ensure participants’ privacy, no individual identification is provided to the school. The school is only advised of the number of participants and the total reward payment.

With shared benefits, everyone's rewarded

Find out how School Community Rewards can benefit YOU... 

Reynella East College students will better experience nature in action thanks to a recently completed outdoor learning area, with the cost offset thanks to fundraising efforts achieved through the School Community Rewards program.

Offer is current as at 17/11/2020 and is subject to change.

All members of the school community must consider their own circumstances and obtain their own advice before joining School Community Rewards. The school takes no responsibility for any advice or product offered by Credit Union SA Ltd. This information is general in nature and doesn’t take into account your own personal circumstances. It is important for you to consider the terms and conditions or Product Disclosure Statement before acquiring any of our products or services to help you decide whether they are suitable for you. Conditions and fees apply. Lending criteria apply to all credit products. Products are issued by Credit Union SA Ltd except for insurance where the Credit Union acts as an agent for Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd AFSL 234708 ABN 15 000 122 850.