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School contributions and charges apply to all students from Years 7 to 12. These contributions and charges cover basic supplies required in subjects for student use. Throughout the year, students will be provided with materials as part of classroom lessons.
When students select courses where considerable expenditure will be incurred, additional charges will apply for the running of these programs. This may cover items such as travel, venue hire, consumables and models retained by the student. A student may be required to re-select a less expensive option if a parent does not pay the charges for high cost optional subjects.
Methods of Payment
Contributions and charges can be settled by any of the following methods:
- Cash or cheque;
- EFTPOS (cheque or savings accounts);
- Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Bankcard);
- Centrepay system (operated by Centrelink) – (application is completed at the school);
- Direct debit from a bank, credit union or building society account, paid by installments (application must be completed at the school); and/or
- Credit Card installment payments (complete application at the school)
We urge all parents to make arrangements to pay the charges and contributions for your child’s educational program. Without these funds it is not possible to continue to provide the quality programs we plan to deliver. We understand that at times it can be difficult to make this payment and therefore have established payment plan options to assist in this regard, alternatively please contact the college to discuss your payment options.
Centrepay (Centrelink) System
The Centrepay system is offered to customers who receive regular payments from Centrelink. Centrelink will deduct the nominated amount from the Centrelink payment and deposit into the school bank account. Uniforms may be added to the school charges if paying by this method. The application is completed at the school and the Customer Reference Number (CRN) will be required.
Direct Debit or Credit Card Instalments
When using the Direct Debit system, parents nominate an amount to be deducted from a bank, credit union or building society account, to be deposited directly into the school bank account. School charges and uniforms can be paid by the Direct Debit or Credit Card instalment methods and application is made at the school. Full bank, credit union or building society account details (i.e. BSB and account number) or credit card details will be required when applying.
WA Department of Education – Secondary Assistance Scheme
If you are the holder of one of the following cards, you may be entitled to apply for secondary assistance in the form of $235.00 Education Allowance (or a pro-rata amount depending on the date of the application) to be paid directly against the voluntary contributions (or charges, depending on the academic year of the student). $115.00 Clothing Allowance is also available, which can be paid directly to the school or to the parent:
- Centrelink Family Health Care Card;
- Centrelink Pension Card; or
- Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
Parents who have already claimed Aboriginal Grants Scheme (Abstudy) are not entitled to also claim for the Clothing Allowance. However, $79.00 of the Education Allowance paid under the Secondary Assistance Scheme from the WA Department of Education is available if parents have received Abstudy and the school has received the $156.00 Abstudy payment from Centrelink for their child. $79.00 will then be paid directly against voluntary contributions (or charges, depending on the academic year of the student).
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