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4. Fees

Collection of Monies

 

Cash 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 (Acting Secretary to the College Manager) before Home Group.

Payment Methods

The College accepts cash, cheque, Internet deposits or BPay (including credit cards via BPay).  An EFTPOS terminal is available at the Front Office for payments. Cash out is not available. Note:  Overseas credit cards attract additional fees which will be charged to the student’s account.

Subject Cost for Years 7 and 8

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 studied 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.

Subjects Year 7 Year 8
Technology (Mandatory) $60 $60
Visual Arts $55 $55

Levies for Elective Courses in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 (Per Year)

The following schedule sets out the levies charged for elective subjects in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12.  The levies are charged at the beginning of Term 2 and cover the costs of consumable and other resource materials used by the students.  The levies are administered by the respective subject departments. These levies are reviewed every year.

Subjects Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
Design & Technology $85^# $75^#
Industrial Technology

–       Electronics

–       Metals

–       Timber Products & Furniture Industries

 

$150

$150

$150

 

$150

$150

$150

 

$170^ #

$170^#

$170^#

 

$100^ #

$100^#

$100^#

Software Design & Development $45 $45
Information Processes & Technology $40 $40 $45 $45
Graphics Technology $40 $40
Food Technology $160 $160  $160 $160
Textile Technology $90 $90 $90 $90
Music $50 $50 $65 $65
Visual Arts $100 $100 $125^# $125^#
Vocational Education – delivered at the College

–       Entertainment

–       Construction

–       Primary Industries

–       Hospitality Operations – Food & Beverage

–       Metal & Engineering

–       Furniture Making

Vocational Education – delivered by other providers
(Charged by NSW Department of Education & Training)

 

$100

$170*

$100#

$180**

$170*

$170

$800

 

$100

$150*

$100#

$160**

$150*

$150

$800

Online Delivery Courses

–        Ancient History

–        Economics

–        Engineering Studies

–        Software Design & Development

 

$350

$350

$350

$350

 

$350

$350

$350

$350

Content Endorsed Course

–       Photography, Video & Digital Imaging                Unit 1

–        Visual Design

 

$140

 

 

$140

 

$165

$115

 

$125

$115

TAFE
(Charged by NSW TAFE less State Grants Subsidy)
$1000 $1000
Distance Education
(Charged by NSW Department of Education & Training)
$800 $800

#   There is an additional cost for field trips and compulsory excursions.
*   There is an additional cost of $25 for WH&S equipment for the student’s own use
**   There is an additional cost for uniform of approximately $80 plus hire of tool box $20
^   Students are required to purchase all materials required for their Major Design Project

Camps and Retreats

All students in Years 7 through to 12 participate in camp/retreat style programs 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.  Students cannot participate in ‘optional’ trips, e.g. Cambodia/Italy, if they do not attend the compulsory camps/retreats. Always contact your student’s Welfare Coordinator if meeting costs is proving difficult.

The current program is structured as follows:

Year Group Camp Timing Approx Cost
7 Getting To Know You Sleepover at the College
(2 days)
Term 1 $50
8 Tyalgum – Leadership and Personal Development
(3 days intensive outdoor program)
Term 1 $300
9 Exodus Outdoor Adventure Camp – Retreat and Personal Development
(3 days)
Term 1 $350
10 Camp Koinonia
(2 days)
Term 4 $300
11/12 Senior Retreat
(3 days)
Term 4
(for Year 12)
$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.  The costs noted above are subject to change based on final costs as advised by camp providers.

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 voluntary camps is subject to fees being paid up to date.