Money Matters

Parent Essentials

Money Matters

In early December of each year families receive their proposed Charges and Voluntary Contributions for the upcoming year.  This is a Department of Education mandatory requirement as it allows families time to review proposed courses of study and costs payable.   Once the school timetable grid has been set, usually by March the following year, families will receive their confirmed Charges and Voluntary Contribution.

 

As mandated by government legislation, a set $235 Contribution course of study is available to students in Years 7 to 10 (exceptions being certain visa categories).  Extra cost optional courses outside the set $235 core program incur additional charges.  Charges relate to items that students utilise over and above that which are supplied by the Department of Education. All courses of study undertaken in Years 11 and 12 incur compulsory charges.  A detailed explanation of Charges, Voluntary Contributions, Other Optional Costs and Voluntary Approved Requests can be found on the school website.

 

Our current receipting system, which is supported by the DoE, is limited to having only one person listed as the nominated fees biller. The nominated fees biller is the person responsible for coordinating payments

In line with Department of Education recommendation and endorsed by the School Board, families will receive three (3) Reminders of Unpaid Billing Items, after which, charges outstanding will roll over to future years and may also be referred for collection, in October of each year, to an outside agency.

 

If a student is enrolled at Willetton for only a proportion of the school year, or changes subjects, Charges and Contributions are adjusted accordingly. Please note that if a student leaves the school at any time, a clearance form must be completed.

 

Families are encouraged to make payment for their student’s 2021 Charges and Voluntary Contributions as soon as possible, with full payment finalised by 1 April 2021.  Preferred payment method for Charges and Voluntary Contributions is via Qkr!™

 

For enquiries, please contact the Finance Office via email Willetton.SHS.Finance@education.wa.edu.au or by telephoning 9334 7200.

Financial Assistance

Secondary Assistance in the form of financial subsidies is available to holders of Health Care and Pensioner Benefit cards or Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Card who meet the eligibility criteria.  Application forms can be downloaded from this website (see below). Applications for secondary assistance must be made in person at the school by the cardholder as it is mandatory the cardholder’s signature is witnessed by a Willetton Senior High School Finance Officer. Application closing date 1 April 2021.

 

The Education Program Allowance ($235) is paid directly to the school and applied to Voluntary Contributions for Years 7-10. For those parents/guardians who elect to direct their Uniform Allowance ($115) to the school, these funds will be deducted from the compulsory charges first and then voluntary contributions (Years 7-10). For eligible students in Years 11 and 12, both Education Program Allowance and Uniform Allowance will be applied directly to compulsory charges. For detailed information please refer to the links below.

 

Willetton SHS is aware that the payment of C&VC can be a burden for some families. Therefore, families experiencing financial difficulties/hardship are urged to make contact with the Finance Office as soon as possible to discuss payment plan options. Disregarding accounts and reminders is unhelpful to all parties and prevents school from being able to assist you.

 

Please contact the Finance office by emailing Willetton.SHS.Finance@education.wa.edu.au or by telephoning 9334 7200.

 

Payment Methods

Families are encouraged to make payment for their student’s 2021 Charges and Voluntary Contributions as soon as possible, with full payment finalised by 1 April 2021.

 

PAYMENT PLANS

Payment Plans are also an option available to families and can be commenced immediately. Please download a Payment Plan Application from the school website, complete and return to the Finance Office Willetton.SHS.Finance@education.wa.edu.auPlease note plans should be paid in full by 2 July 2021.

 

PAYMENT METHODS

 

An online consent and payment facility is our preferred method of payment for school excursions and incursionsMore information will be forthcoming.

 

Credit card and eftpos facilities are available at the Finance Office.

Book and Equipment Lists

A diary will be supplied to ALL students.

 

Booklists for Year 11 and 12s and Equipment List (stationery/Personal Item) for all year groups, can be downloaded from the links below and may be purchased from any store that stocks the required items.

Parents who choose to purchase from Campion and OfficeMax will be assisting the school. Online ordering closes 25 December 2020.

 

Booklist 2021

WINC

 

2021 Equipment List

Students in Years 7 to 10 do NOT need to purchase textbooks. Books and eBooks are provided and workbooks/workpads are also issued in some subject areas.

School Uniforms

We are proud of our school uniform which has been worn by thousands of students.

 

Staff, parents and students have participated in the refinement of the uniform so that it has moved with the times while retaining links to the school’s early days. Uniform requirements our outlined in our School Uniform policy.

 

To assist students maintain their standard of dress, Student Services has items for use in emergencies and the parents also run a secondhand uniform shop once a week.

 

NEW UNIFORMS

Our uniforms are available from UNIFORM CONCEPTS, 30 Kembla Way, Willetton phone 9270 4669.

The usual Covid-19 distancing requirements must be adhered to; so limited numbers of patrons will be permitted into the store.

 If your child needs to try on a uniform you are strongly encouraged to make an appointment www.nellgray.com.au/appointments to avoid long wait times.

 

Uniform Price List and Order Form

 

SECOND-HAND UNIFORM SHOP

The Second-hand Uniform Shop is run under the auspices of the School Board and is staffed by volunteers. It is located at the front of the Performing Arts Centre Theatre.

 

Trading times 2021  Wednesdays 9.15.am-11.15am

Located in the Performing Arts Centre. Donations of all Willetton uniforms are gratefully accepted, and can be dropped off at the front administration office or School Board office during school hours, or directly to the uniform shop during trading times.

 

No eftpos facilities are available at the second hand uniform shop. Payment is by cash or cheque only. Cheques should be made payable to Willetton Senior High School Council. Please include your driver’s licence details on the back of the cheque.

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
  • Yearbook

Course Costs

As mandated by government legislation, a set $235 Voluntary Contribution course of study is available to students in Years 7 to 10 (exceptions being certain visa categories).  Extra cost optional courses outside the set $235 core program incur additional charges.  Charges relate to items that students utilise over and above that which are supplied by the Department of Education. All courses of study undertaken in Years 11 and 12 incur compulsory charges.

 

Students are encouraged to enrol in a course which is within the family budget.  To this end approved 2021 subject costs are available by clicking on the relevant year group below.  Parents are encouraged to refer to this whenever guiding their student in selecting subjects.

 

Curriculum information for Course Selection and Handbooks.

 

Other Optional Costs and Voluntary Approved Contributions

Descriptions of amounts requested from parents to cover Other Optional Costs and Voluntary Approved Requests

 

Item and DescriptionCost
School Diary

Distributed to all students at the start of the year
$10.00
Yearbook

Produced and distributed at the beginning of the following year
$16.00
ICT Support

Running and maintaining our ICT network, software and hardware.
$83.00
Publications

Production of various school brochures, booklets and handouts.
$10.00
Library Contribution

Library purchases.
$36.00
Bus Contribution

Running and maintaining the school buses.
$14.00
Student Facilities

Producing Newsletters and Daily Bulletin; student awards, parent / student presentations; councillor badges etc.
$10.00
Learning Techniques

Cost dependant on material provided.

Portfolios, Merit rewards, Y10 to Y11 transition materials, Career expo, MYLO materials, study skills information.
Year 7 - $6.00

Year 8 - $2.00

Year 9 - $2.00

Year 10 - $15.00

Year 11 - $6.00

Year 12 - $1.00

Excursions and Incursions

Click on the link below for costings on planned excursions and incursions for 2021.