Payments & Excursions

Payments & Excursions / Secondary Assistance Scheme

Charges and Contributions

Financial support provided by parents has always played an enabling role in the provision of resources that extend the school’s capacity to add value to students’ learning experience. For example, parent contributions allow schools to provide class sets of textbooks instead of students having to provide their own.
A range of financial assistance is available to parents experiencing financial difficulties. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the Finance Office on (08) 9581 0900 to make alternative payment arrangements.


For payment of Charges relating to school charges, voluntary approved requests, or voluntary contributions, payment can be made by Direct Deposit into our College account: –


For Direct Deposits see account details below:

Coodanup College
BSB 016 742
A/C 4395 00159
*Please quote student NAME as reference.

Excursions and Incursions

For payment of charges in relation to both excursions and incursions, including school ball or other external activities, payment can be made by Direct Deposit into our College account: –


For Direct Deposits see account details below:

Coodanup College
BSB 016 742
A/C 4395 00159
*Please quote Student SURNAME & EVENT.

FAQs

Q: If you call some charges ‘Voluntary’, why should I pay? 


A:
As per the Department of Education guidelines students are entitled to participate in an educational program that satisfies the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Online. The Department of Education allocated basic funding to each school according to the number of students and gives Principals and School Boards the autonomy to increase resources to their core subjects and some elective subjects.


The School Education Act 1999, School Education Regulations 2000 and Department policies establish that schools can request up to $235 in Voluntary Contributions as these extra funds allow us to provide critical additional educational resources in our core subjects and some elective subjects. Every cent is allocated to the invoiced School Year and is used on that year so that it benefits your child directly.


Although its name seems to indicate they are inconsequential fees, the Voluntary Contributions allow our teaching staff to enrich their programs with what we believe are vital educational resources for the classroom.

Q: What’s the difference between Voluntary Contributions and Voluntary Approved Requests?

A: Voluntary Contributions are allocated to resources requested by the teaching staff for their classroom

A: Voluntary Approved Requests are costs that the College Board has deemed necessary to keep the school in good standing and condition.

Secondary Assistance Scheme

The Western Australian Department of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs.

Parents / Guardians must apply for the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) each school year (annually) – applications do not carry forward to future years. Please click here for more information.

ABSTUDY

The ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance is available to valid Services Australia (Centrelink) card holders, this funding supplements the Centrelink ABSTUDY Fees Allowance payment.

The Department of Education ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance consists of $79 Education Program Allowance paid directly to the school. Please note that the Secondary Assistance Scheme cannot be claimed as well as this allowance. Please click here for more information.