Contributions and Charges

Contributions & Charges 2017

Voluntary contributions, compulsory charges and approved funding paid by parents and guardians are used to purchase text books, materials and other resources used by students in their everyday classes. Outlined below are the contributions and charges for Ballajura Community College for 2017.

All contributions and charges assist in providing an educational program that meets the requirements of the Curriculum Framework and comply with the guidelines issued by the Department of Education and the Education Act.

The College community is appreciative of the financial support given by parents and guardians which enables staff to continue to offer quality educational programs.

1. Year 7 and 8
A voluntary contribution is requested for Year 7 and 8 students to a maximum of $235 each. A voluntary approved funding request of $45.00 per student is also requested. (details set out in paragraph 4). Year 7 and 8 students at BCC have access to a full secondary program including the use of latest computer technology and facilities.

2. Year 9 and 10
The voluntary contribution requested for Year 9 and 10 students to a maximum of is $235.00 each. Where students choose extra Vocational & Recreational Courses, compulsory charges apply (high cost course). Compulsory charges for high cost courses are separated from standard voluntary cost on the accounts sent to parents.

As detailed on the account, deposits are required to be paid on high cost courses. Payment of the balance of the compulsory high cost courses must be made by the end of week 3 Term 1 in 2017. Students may be reallocated into standard cost course if compulsory Vocational & Recreational Courses are not paid.

The Access Program in Year 10 is an optional program for which all charges are compulsory.  A voluntary approved funding request of $45.00 per students is also requested (details set out in paragraph 4).

4. Year 11 and 12
Payment for all courses in Year 11 and 12 are mandatory. There is no established maximum as charges depend on the subjects selected by the students. A voluntary approved funding request of $45.00 per students is also requested (details set out in paragraph 4).

4. Approved Funding Request
The Ballajura Community College School Council has endorsed a Voluntary Approved Funding request of $45.00 per student to cover items not included by the Voluntary Contributions or Compulsory Charges.

The funding request covers printing and copying to the value of $20 per student, contribution to the grounds improvement ($15.00) and communication & information to parents ($10.00).

Where students exceed the printing cost of $20.00, additional charges apply.

5. Government Assistance

a. Secondary Assistance Scheme
The WA Dept of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families. The allowance consists of two components: $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian or the school; $235 Educational Program Allowance paid directly to the school. Application is made by parents or guardians of students enrolled in Years 7 to 12 up to and including the year the student turns 17.

Parents/guardians must hold one of the following from Centrelink:

  • Pensioner Concession Card (Blue card only).
  • Health Care Card (Family card only)
  • Pensioner Concession Card from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Cards held must be current in first term. Applications close on the last day of Term 1. Application must be in person, forms are available from Administration Office at the College.Any application received after this date will not be accepted.

 b. Abstudy Fees Allowance Supplement
Assistance for secondary school Aboriginal students may be available to supplement the Abstudy payments. Parents should contact the AIEO at the College.

 c. Youth Allowance
Some students who turn 17 in 2017 may be able to access the Youth Allowance via Centrelink.

6. Payment of Contributions and Charges

a. How & When
Payments can be made at any time at the Main Administration Office during normal working hours (8.00 am – 4.00 pm).

Payments can be made by mail or paid in person by cheque, cash Eftpos or credit card. (We accept Visa and MasterCard). Credit card payments can be made by phone and direct debit facilities are available.

Payments can be made via Qkr either through your computer/laptop or via the Qkr App on your smartphone/tablet.

 b. Payment Arrangements
Some families may not be in a position to pay contributions and charges all at one time. The Manager of Corporate Services will assist in formulating a payment plan to suit each family. Please do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any queries regarding contributions and charges.

Please Note:  All information and government allowances stated herein were correct at the time of printing this form.

Cheryl Townsend
Principal

Payment Details

In 2013, Ballajura Community College implemented a new system for the processing of Student Contributions and Charges.
During April, parents and guardians of BCC students will receive a Statement outlining the outstanding contributions and charges for that year.
Payments can be made in person during office hours or anytime by direct deposit.

The bank account details are:

BSB 016 353
Account 340844437

Please include the Student’s name in the description.
Credit card and cheque payments are also accepted.
If you believe that your Statement is incorrect or have any queries please send us an email outlining your concerns. The email address is Ballajura.cc@education.wa.edu.au
We will follow up any concerns and reissue your Statement in the next few weeks.