Note:- Fees for 2018 are set during Term 4, 2017)
The payment of school fees and other costs are required at the beginning of each term. There is a reduction of 10%, on tuition only, for brothers or sisters attending the College at the same time. Additionally, the fourth and subsequent children will not be charged (tuition fees only), whilst four or more brothers and sisters are concurrently enrolled at the College. All fees and charges are subject to yearly variation unless stated otherwise.
|Years 7 & 8 (4 terms)||$ 750 per term|
|Years 9 & 10 (4 terms)||$ 815 per term|
|Year 11 (4 terms)||$ 950 per term|
|Year 12 (3 terms)||$1295 per term|
Remote Students Program
An all inclusive fee is charged for remote students ona Semester Basis. Please contact the College Manager for further detail.
Resource Hire Fee
The Resource Hire Fee of $250, billed in Term 1, represents a partial offset of costs of college provided resources to students each year. This includes textbooks, novels, printing, software licences, internet access and other resources etc.
A deposit of $100 for the first term of enrolment is required for each student to cover some excursions and incidental expenses. Student Planners are provided to the students by the College and charged to the School Bank in Term 1. Year 7 Book Packs are comprehensive and include the compulsory workbooks and planner. The cost of the Book Pack is charged to the School Bank over two terms. A balance of $100 is to be maintained at the beginning of each school term. The amount required to ‘top up’ the bank i.e. what has been spent in the previous term, is added to the school fee account.
If there are insufficient funds in the student’s School Bank at the beginning of each term, these students will be asked to pay for excursions prior to being permitted to attend.
An extract from the Fee Policy is printed in the Information for Parents & Students Handbook (Section 9) or can be obtained by phoning the College.
Subject Costs for Years 7 and 8 (per year)
In some subjects an additional cost is charged to cover all materials and equipment needed by the student. The cost is charged at the beginning of the school year. The costs for Visual Arts are set to allow students to make use of quality equipment and to cover some materials needed by the students during the course of the year. In Design & Technology, the fees are set to cover materials and consumable items in the context areas in Years 7 and 8, i.e. Food, Manufacturing – Metal, Transport Distribution, Computing and Information and Communication, Manufacturing, Built Environment, Clothing and Accessories and Agriculture.
Levies for Elective Courses in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12
Levies are charged for elective subjects in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12. The levies are charged at the beginning of Term 2 each year and cover the costs of consumable and other resource materials used by the students. The levies are administered by the respective subject departments. Details on specific costs will be found in the Information for Parents and Students Handbook and are readily available from the Principal’s Personal Assistant.
The College will consider facilitating additional courses specifically required by a student subject to availability and direct cost to the College to be borne by parents.
Camps and Retreats
All students in Years 7 through to 12 participate in a camp/retreat style program at various times throughout the year. The program is a significant factor in promoting the personal and spiritual development of the students as well as building and developing a range of essential life skills. Attendance at this camp or retreat program is compulsory. The current program is structured as follows:
|7||"Getting to Know You" at the College (2 days)||$50|
|8||Tyalgum - Leadership and Personal Development (3 days outdoor program)||$300|
|9||Exodus Outdoor Adventure Camp - Retreat and Personal Development (3 days)||$350|
|10||Camp Koinonia (2 days)||$300|
|11/12||Senior Retreat (3 days)||$250|
While the cost of the camp and retreat program is borne by parents, every effort is made to keep the costs to a minimum.
In addition to the above compulsory camps a range of optional development programs are offered. Details of those camps will be advertised at the relevant time. These additional opportunities are available to all students and are voluntary. Eligibility for the volunteer camps is subject to fees being paid up to date.
Tax Deductible Gift Recipient
The Building Fund donation is a voluntary payment to assist the College in maintaining and improving our educational facilities. All parents are strongly encouraged to support this fund each year and contributions to the Building Fund are 100% tax deductible. Information regarding the Building Fund is supplied to parents upon confirmation of enrolment.
Collection of Monies
All school fees and payments to the College should be placed (preferably before Home Group) in a suitably labelled envelope and deposited in the locked Money Cabinet provided in the Student Services Office. Significant cash payments, e.g. school fees, should be given directly to Ms Carolyn Hope (Secretary to the College Manager) before Home Group.
The College accepts cash, cheque, Internet deposits or BPay (including credit cards via BPay).
Note: Overseas credit cards attract additional fees which will be charged to the student’s account.