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Charges and Contributions
Contributions and Charges support a wide range of courses available to students, enables quality instruction to be delivered and enriches the basic curriculum. The school relies on contributions and charges paid by all families and failure to pay your contributions and charges places a large burden on the school community. By paying school fees, families assist the school in offering their children a more meaningful education by giving them the ability to use current edition textbooks, equipment and materials. Arrangements for time payment can be made in confidence with the school’s Business Manager should the need arise.
Charges and Contributions statements, Personal items Lists (student supplies required) and Parent Packages are posted at the end of November each year to advise of the following years subjects chosen, costs and requirements.
Payment of can be made by the following methods:
- In person (cheque, cash, EFTPOS), by mail, or
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Account Name: Katanning Senior High School
BSB Number: 306-014
Account Number: 496740-9 (Bankwest Katanning)
Reference = Student initial, surname and year (eg; A.Street yr7)
SECONDARY ASSISTANCE SCHEME – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE towards payment of Contributions and Charges (new applications need to be made each year). Please note the forms must be signed by the cardholder in front of and witnessed by a school officer. DEADLINE for applying is the last day of term one. A Clothing Allowance is also available through the Secondary Assistance Scheme. Parents or legal guardians must hold one of the following cards from Centrelink: Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card (Family Card only) or Pensioner Concession Card from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Middle School Charges and Contributions
All schools are required to make sure that all students can choose an education program that satisfies the requirements of the Curriculum Framework. The maximum Voluntary Contribution that can be requested is $235. Some subjects also incur Charges which are compulsory and are classed as extra cost options. These compulsory charges may take the cost above the $235 and if your child chooses one of these subjects, at least 50% of the charge may be expected before school starts, with the balance due before the end of Term 1.
If the Secondary Assistance Scheme is claimed under Government policy it pays for the voluntary contributions first. Policy states: $235 Educational Program Allowance is paid directly to the school. This amount reduces the voluntary contributions requested of the parent/guardian in Year’s 7-10.
Senior School Charges
Charges covers all courses and are compulsory. For post-compulsory schooling all activities are treated as optional components under the government’s Contributions and Charges Policy. There is no established maximum for cost in post-compulsory years. These compulsory charges may take the cost above the $235 and if your child chooses one of these subjects, at least 50% of the charge may be expected before school starts, with the balance due before the end of Term 1.
We also have Approved Optional Costs and Additional Voluntary Requests, this information is in the Parent information Booklet together with Important Dates.