Why do we pay Materials and Services Charges [school fees]?
Materials and Services charges includes those items and services deemed to be essential to the curriculum and are, to be used or consumed by the individual student during the course of their study for the calendar year.
To provide your children with the best education we can and to make next year’s school budget balance, we need ALL families to make arrangements for fee payment. Your financial support is essential for your child’s schooling.
School fees for the 2018 school year are: $330
Apply through the school for approval to be part of the Government assisted School Card Scheme. Families eligible for School Card are not required to pay any gap between the Materials and Services Fee set by the school and the School Card allocation.
What is the School Card Scheme?
The School Card Scheme is means tested and it provides financial assistance from the government to ensure that all children are able to access a good education. The School card allowance is not paid to parents – it is paid directly to the school to cover materials and services.
How and when can we apply for School Card?
Families will need to complete forms available at the front office at the beginning of each year. To provide your children with the best education we can and to make next year’s school budget balance, we need ALL families to make arrangements for fee payment. Your financial support is essential support for your child’s schooling.
Payment for excursions, performances and coaching clinics
Throughout the year the teachers will plan these activities as part of the class program and then let you know ahead of time the costs and benefits associated with your child’s participation. Payment must be made prior to the activity to ensure your child’s participation.
What method of payment will you be choosing to use?
Payments must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with all details enclosed or printed clearly on the front. Students pass on their payments to their classroom teacher who will send a money pouch to the front office. Receipts will be issued and sent home via diaries/communication books. We accept cash, cheque and EFTPOS facilities. Credit card payments can also be made over the phone.
If you would like to organise a payment plan for your childs school fees, please pop into the office and speak to our Finance Officer, Tracy Norris.