Fees & Contributions
VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHARGES
Voluntary contributions and charges paid by parents are used to purchase materials necessary to teach students in their everyday classes. Some examples of materials purchased with funds collected from fee payments include text books, ingredients in home economics, sporting equipment, art materials and transport.
All contributions and charges assist in providing an educational program that meets the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum and complies with the guidelines issued by the Department of Education.
Contributions made by parents enable the school to continue to provide quality educational programs.
Payments can be made by cash or cheque to the Business Manager.
SECONDARY ASSISTANCE SCHEME
The State Government, through the Department of Education provides financial support to eligible parents through the Secondary Assistance Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to assist low income families with secondary schooling costs.
The allowance consists of two components;
- $115 clothing allowance paid directly to the school or reimbursed to the parent through Centrelink, and
- $235 Educational Program Allowance paid directly to the school.
To be eligible for this allowance the parent/caregiver must hold one of the following cards issued by the Department of Human Services. The card must include the students name and be current during the first term;
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veteran’s Affairs Card
Eligible parents can receive this allowance for students enrolled in Years 7 – 12 up to and including the year the student turns 18. Applications must be made each year prior to the end of Term 1, forms are available from the front office of the school. Any application received after this date will not be accepted.