Payment of Fees
School fees are payable each term. These fees cover tuition, use of textbooks and consumable items. Stationery, books and other materials remain the property of the school.
The following table shows the basic fees for 2017 but please make sure that you contact the school for confirmation of these amounts before making any decisions.The schedule shows the fees that are charged along with any discount for families where more than one child is enrolled at HCS or where families are eligible for the School Card as approved by the State government.The following approximate sibling discounts apply: 2nd child 25%; 3rd child 50%; 4th child 100%.
A school card discount of 50% of the normal fee applies to qualifying families (see below).This table shows the complete fee structure.
SCHOOL CARD DISCOUNT
The School Card discount is NOT automatic. At the beginning of each year you must apply to the Department of Education, Training & Employment (DETE) and receive official notification that you are eligible for the School card benefit, before the School can make concession. You can visit the DECS website for up-to-date information about School Card.
Note that the information on the DECS website is updated each January.
The tuition fee will be invoiced at the full rate until such time as official notification of eligibility is received by the School.
Please contact the school for the appropriate Application Form and due dates for lodgement. The lodgement dates and Application Forms will not be available until the end of January.
To assist themselves and the school, we urge families who believe they could qualify for school card to complete the appropriate application forms.
Other Fees & Charges
- Camps / Excursions
- Subject Levies for Yr10-12 Outdoor Education and some other subjects may apply
- Subjects chosen via Open Access College/TAFE may attract a charge
- Once-off "Offer of place" fee of $20 upon submission of enrolment form
- A book shop is available from the Front Office for students to purchase extra stationery.
- Non Compulsory Building fund donation of $50-$200 per family
- Bus fee’s applicable to students travelling on new Horizon buses as per chart below
Temporary Fee Assistance: We are pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to families in genuine need either on an ongoing basis or for a specific time frame. Temporary Fee assistance must be applied for in writing on an annual basis. See attachment.