Charges & Costs

Essential Education Contributions

Essential Education contributions for 2017 will be:
Year 7 –   $220.00
Year 8 –   $220.00
Year 9 –   $240.00
Year 10 – $240.00
Year 11 – $240.00
Year 12 – $240.00

BYOD Infrastructure Contribution – $50.00 per first child, $30.00 per child thereafter.

School Council supplements Department of Education funds by requesting payments from parents for the following items :-

  1. Essential student learning items are those items or services that are essential to support the course of instruction in the standard curriculum program for which parents and guardians are responsible. Parents may choose to either provide or pay the school to provide essential items. (e.g. material costs, reference materials, official diary, sports uniforms etc).
  2. Optional items (or non-essential materials and services) which are offered on a user-pays basis and which parents and guardians may choose whether their child accesses or participates in (e.g. school camps, excursions and activities, student computer printing beyond the usual curriculum, instrumental music, school magazines, newsletters, class photographs, BYOD infrastructure expenses).
  3. Voluntary financial contributions which parents and guardians may be invited to donate to the school, for example grounds maintenance.

Although most camps are not compulsory we encourage all students to make every attempt to participate in these valuable activities.

Students undertaking VET subjects will be required to pay an additional $700 per year to assist with the transportation costs to attend the course, for example.

Conveyance Allowance
This is available and paid to parents where a student attends the nearest secondary school served by the bus route nearest to the place of residence and where the student is conveyed or rides a bicycle more than 4.8 kilometres from the residence to the nearest bus stop. The Conveyance Allowance can also be claimed where a bus service does not operate and the parent conveys the student 4.8 kilometres or more from home to the nearest school.

Textbooks and Stationery
These are available on the booklist through J I Office products or can be purchased from alternate outlets. Most students will have many of the items on the stationery list and some textbooks are available for purchase second-hand as the College Parents’ Club conducts a second-hand book sale at the time booklists are issued.