are no compulsory school fees in government schools.
Schools rely on general contributions from parents, however,
to ensure students have access to the additional resources
that ensure the best possible educational opportunities. Additional
activities, such as excursions, special sports programs or
camps have additional costs that families are asked to contribute
At this Centre parents/guardians are asked
to pay a contribution of $10 to covers the cost of folders,
certificates and graduation materials that will be given to
each "student' plus $5 for Design & Technology plus
an advance of $25 for Excursion costs. (total $40 in the first
Excursions are part of the curriculum and
help students develop English skills as well as their understanding
of other subjects. We ask that students maintain a balance
of $25 per term in their excursion account. If you have more
than one child attending the Centre, the cost is $20 for the
second child and $15 for the third child. This fee is to cover
all general excursions. Some classes may go on overnight camping
trips. These special trips are not covered by the excursion
We understand that some families, especially
soon after arrival, may have financial difficulties. If this
is the case please speak to the Counsellor or Head Teacher.
Some families prefer to pay in smaller amounts over a few
months. Some students may be eligible for Austudy payments,
which is government financial assistance for schooling costs.
The School Counsellor can assist with Austudy
eligibilty and applications.
Again, please advise the Centre if payment
is a difficulty or if you require more information.