Schools -private, government or independent – do not hold Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status meaning they cannot provide a tax deductible receipt for general donations.
HOWEVER, building funds, for example funds raised for the construction of a new library or sports stadium or other school building, can have DGR status. So the first step is to see whether your school has established such a fund and this status is appearing for your school on the Australian Business Register.
With this knowledge, you can then set your CrowdRaiser up specifically for a building activity aligned with your tax deductible status. We advise you check with the school's finance person, and take their advice on the correct bank account when registering your cause with GiveNow. (And just a side note, for many fundraising campaigns, this really influences the amount of money you can raise. If you have DGR status, you are likely to attract more donors as they like to be able to claim the donation as a personal tax deduction!)
GiveNow's system will issue a tax deductible receipt if the school's ABN has DGR status for a building fund, and the cause created by the school uses the school's building fund bank account.
For more details on how to set up a DGR fund we recommend you contact the Australian Tax Office or check out this handy fact sheet School building funds | Australian Taxation Office (ato.gov.au)
For non-tax deductible fundraising programs we would issue just a standard receipt confirming the transaction only.