Charges and Voluntary Contributions
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. Download the 2020 Contributions and Charges here 2020 Bookshop and Financial Information
Families are encouraged to make payment for their student’s 2020 Charges and Voluntary Contributions as soon as possible. We understand the cost of schooling can be a burden for many families particularly at the beginning of the year. If you wish to discuss payment options or a payment plan please contact the Manager Corporate Services on 9782 3800.
We currently accept the following payment methods for all contributions and charges
•Credit card – in person or by telephone
•Direct deposit to the school bank account – Account details: BSB: 036 152 Account No: 208390.
Secondary Assistance Scheme
Secondary Assistance in the form of financial subsidies is available to holders of Health Care and Pension Benefit cards who meet the eligibility criteria. Application forms will be available from the school at the commencement of 2020 school year or by downloading the form below. Applications close 12 April 2020. The Secondary Assistance Scheme consists of the Education Program Allowance ($235), Clothing Allowance ($115) and ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance ($79). The amount of $235 will be paid directly to the school and applied towards the voluntary contribution.
Available to parents of secondary students if the parent is a holder of: Pensioner Concession Card; or Health Care Card (Family card only – not for a specific child for medical purposes). A student can apply only if they have been classified by Centrelink as an independent student and must produce documentation from Centrelink identifying them as living independently. Eligible parents who home school their children can also apply through their Regional Education Office. Parents of students in receipt of ABSTUDY through Centrelink are only eligible for the ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance.
How To Apply
Applications for Secondary Assistance must be made in person at the school by the cardholder as it is mandatory the cardholders signature is witnessed by a Harvey Senior High School Officer.