Funds are required to cover the cost of books, printed notes, resource material, consumables, equipment purchased, and equipment maintenance, etc. These expenses are partly met by Government Grants. However in order to provide a quality educational program for all students, it is necessary to supplement these grants with the following sources of income:
The Materials and Services Charge “Prescribed Sum” paid by parents at the beginning of the year is set at $700 for Years 8 & 9 and $980 for Years 10, 11 & 12. A poll of parents in November 2015 set the fee level for 2016.
Results of the Poll:
- Years 8 & 9 – 71% Yes
- Years 10, 11 & 12 – 60% Yes
The charge and subject charges were approved by the Chief Executive in October 2015. There is no voluntary component and therefore the total charge is legally recoverable.
Supplementary subject charges have been approved by Governing Council and the Chief Executive in recognition of the high cost of consumable items. These subject areas generally charge students throughout the year for certain projects and this now means that the additional charge is paid at the beginning of the year or semester. Some very large or complex projects may still require a further cost which will be individually negotiated. The invoice details the full year cost for all year levels for 2016.
An allowance of $303 per annum is paid to the school by the Government on behalf of approved School Card students. This allowance is to assist with the cost of books, materials and equipment necessary for classroom activities and school charges. A new application for approval is required and is to be submitted for each student each year at each school.
Information for eligibility can be found on the DECD website or from the school.
- Payment of the Materials and Services charge by instalment can be arranged for approved families
by contacting the school.
- The invoiced subject and extra charges cannot be included in the instalment plan.
- The instalment agreement spans the period up to the end of June 2016.
- ALL charges to be paid by the end of June 2016.
Visacard, Mastercard and Eftpos
These facilities will be available for the payment of fees.
Direct Credit payment of Fees
A transfer of funds from your bank account to school bank account using Student ID (six digital number), Invoice Number and Family Code.
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
BSB Number: 065 155
Account No.: 10692433