Charges and Voluntary Contributions
Voluntary Contributions - Years 7 to 10
The maximum contribution that can be requested of parents towards the cost of a standard educational program which satisfies the requirements of the curriculum framework in Years 7-10 is $235. Recipients eligible to receive Secondary Assistance Scheme have the $235 deducted from the voluntary contributions in line with government policy.
Compulsory Charges - Years 7 to 10
Electives vary in cost from approximately $10 to $200. If the more expensive electives are chosen, Charges and Voluntary Contributions are likely to be greater than $235. Expensive electives are termed extra cost optional components. Where extra cost optional components are selected, an additional compulsory charge will apply. The school may ask for a 50% confirmation charge for high cost electives.
Extra cost optional components refer to;
- elective courses of study which have a high cost associated with provision, such as high cost electives in Design and Technology, The Arts and Physical Education
- enrichment activities in any course for which there is a high cost associated with their provisions, such as excursions, camps
- Other optional school-based activities which address broad learning outcomes and for which there is a high cost, such as school and social events
Participation in the above components is voluntary but a compulsory charge is payable if the student participates.
Compulsory Charges - Years 11 & 12
In Years 11 and 12 all course charges are compulsory.
Recipients eligible to receive the Secondary Assistance Scheme will have the $235 deducted from the Charges. Charges for all courses are compulsory. The school may ask for a 50% confirmation charge for high cost courses to assist with planning of timetables and the deployment of staff.
There may be additional optional extra costs for;
- enrichment activities in any course such as excursions or camps
- other optional school-based activities which address broad learning outcomes and for which there is a high cost, such as school and social events such as graduation dinners or schoolballs