Fees

2018

FEE INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

     K – Yr6

 

Pre-Kindy 

 

 

 

Per term

Per Year

 

Per Day

             1 child

Fee

 

722.50

2890.00

 

30.00

 

Stationery

 

 

80.00

 

 

 

Total

 

 

2970.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 children

Fee

 

1336.63

5346.50

 

 

 

Stationery

 

 

160.00

 

 

 

Total

 

5506.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 children

Fee

 

1842.38

7369.50

 

 

 

Stationery

 

 

240.00

 

 

 

Total

 

7609.50

 

 

               

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL FEES

INCLUSIVE FEES

The annual fees for each student are inclusive and made up of:

·   tuition

·   textbooks

·   class resources

·   competitions

·   special events

·   student diaries

·   sport and recreational programs

 

·   class and subject excursions

 

·   24hr student accident insurance (limited)

 

By providing you with an inclusive figure, you know upfront what your fees will be for the year. It is an efficient and convenient way to cover the costs of all equipment, activities and services that are provided to support your child's education.  The enrolment fee is $200.00 per child and is withheld until the completion of the child/children’s attendance and will be returned provided all fees are up-to-date and a terms notice (equal to 10 weeks) has been given.

School fees do not cover the following:

·   musical instruments

 

·   maintenance levy

 

 

 

       

The school subsidises part of the Canberra Year 5/6 excursion to enable all students the ability to attend (however, fees must be up-to-date to be eligible for this subsidy, otherwise the full cost of the excursion will be incurred by the parent).  This subsidy cannot be applied to student fees should your child not attend the excursion.

STATIONERY FEE

An annual stationery pack costing $80 per child is charged each school year and is payable at the time of registration.

Maintenance Levy

A maintenance levy of $125 per family is payable each school year.  Payment can be made by our school website, cash, eftpos or cheque made payable to “SDA H&S Account”.

The maintenance levy contributes to the upkeep of the school buildings and grounds. 

The maintenance levy is compulsory for all families and student enrolment is subject to full payment being received upon registration. 

Payment of the H&S maintenance levy can be paid as a direct deposit into the following account:

Home and School Bank Details
Westpac Banking Corp
Acct name: SDA H&S Account:

BSB 032-586 A/C 83-0744 - Please ensure you leave your surname and initial as a reference to your payment.

FAMILY DISCOUNTS

(Kindy – Year 6 only)

Port Macquarie Adventist School (PMAS) provides generous discounts to families who have more than one child enrolled on a full-time basis at PMAS in K-Y6.  The following discounts will be automatically applied to the family fee statement:

One child:                   Full fee

Second child:            15% discount

Third child:                 30% discount

Fourth child:             45% discount
Fifth child:                  Free

PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNTS

(Kindy – Year 6 only)

Discounts on fees (after all discounts, subsidies and fee assistance are deducted) are available for prompt payment of fees, as follows:

Annual upfront payment: 10% discount if annual tuition fees are paid by the first Friday of school for the year. 

Term only upfront payment: 5% discount on current term’s tuition if fees are paid by the second Friday of each term.

FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option A: Payment of annual fees

 

(Kindy – Y6 only: 10% discount if annual tuition fees are paid by the first Friday of school for the year).

Option B: Payment of current term’s fees

Kindy – Y6 only: 5% discount of current term’s tuition fees are paid by the second Friday of each term)

Option C:  Weekly or fortnightly payments commencing the first week of term 1, unless arrangement is already in place to commence from January 1. 

Option D: These payments are to be made using direct debit or Centrepay (a free direct bill-paying service offered to customers receiving payments from Centrelink).  A direct debit form is attached or can be obtained from the school administration office. Further details below under “Paying Accounts.”

It is the fee-payer’s responsibility to ensure the payment is received by the school office by the due date.

FEE SUPPORT

Port Macquarie Adventist School recognises that some families experience short term financial hardship and they do not want this to be the primary reason for students being unable to attend or remain at the school.  In cases of extreme hardship, assistance in meeting fees may be available.  People wishing to apply for fee support should speak with the school Principal.

UNIFORM PURCHASES

Port Macquarie Adventist School has an on-campus uniform shop.  Our uniform items are available through Noone and can be purchased on campus or online. See attached price list.

GOVERNMENT ALLOWANCES or OTHER SUBSIDIES, ALLOWANCES or GRANTS

Families who receive government educational allowances or other educational subsidies or grants must advise the school at the time of application for enrolment, or immediately they become aware of their entitlement.   The family must advise the school of the name, nature, and extent of any funding provided to them which is to be paid directly to the school, to enable the school to apply this information when they administer the family’s fee account.

CHANGES IN ENROLMENT STATUS

Temporary absence

No deductions from fees will be given for delays in students returning to school or for absence during the term.

Withdrawal of enrolment

Any student who leaves the school at any stage throughout the school year is required to give at least one term’s notice (equal to 10 weeks), by phone or by letter to the school Principal.  This gives the school adequate time to allow for the position to be filled by another student.  The refund is the amount remaining after this one term’s fees are deducted.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

School Office Hours

The school office is staffed between 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday during the term.  The office is not open during school holidays.

Paying Accounts

School accounts can be paid using any one or more methods of payment listed below. If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to “SDA Schools (NNSW) Ltd Port Macquarie.

a)     Via our school website – click on “Online Payments”

b)     In person at the school office using cash, cheque, eftpos or money order

c)     By mail using cheque or money order

d)     Over the Internet as determined by personal banking arrangements

e)     By Direct Deposit or Direct Debit Authority as determined by personal banking arrangements

School Bank Details
Westpac Banking Corp
Acct name: Port Macquarie Adventist School

BSB 032-586 A/C 21-6875

Please ensure you leave your surname and initial as a reference to your payment.

f)      By Payroll Deduction as determined by personal employment arrangements

g)     Authorising direct deposits from Centrelink through Centrepay. Please provide the following Centrepay reference number to Centrelink: Centrepay reference # 555-058-759-X

h)     By BPAY

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PAYMENTS

Payments made directly to the school bank account must include the identifying code or relevant name to enable staff to recognise the payer and relevant account for receipting purposes.  If an identifier is not allowed by the bank from which the payment is made, then the school must be advised of details of the deposit(s).

If a family defaults on paying school fees, the school will initiate regular business practices for the procurement of these fees. In this event all costs born through the recovery will be added to your account. The school reserves the right to instigate any or all of the following actions:

I. Your child’s enrolment may be terminated

II. Your account may be sent to our debt collection agency

III. Litigation may be instigated against you

We prefer not take this course of action, however if school fees are not paid in full or a mutually acceptable payment plan is not in place, we may be left with no alternative.

All overdue accounts, not subject to an arrangement approved by the schools finance committee, are subject to an interest charge of 7.5% compound interested calculated on the outstanding balance form the due date. 

ACCOUNT QUERIES

To enable the Principal/Bursar to clarify information or rectify any errors, please contact the school immediately if you have any query in relation to your fee account.