Materials and Services Charge

The Materials and Services Charge is a compulsory payment and must be paid in full. The Materials and Services Charge has been set at $355 for 2023.

The week prior to school commencing is identified for the payment of fees and for parents to apply for school card. A reminder SMS will be sent early in 2023. 

All parents are expected to make either full payment, arrange to pay by instalments via Direct Debit requests or apply for school card at this time.

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Direct Debit

Account Name
Port Augusta Secondary School Council Inc.
Bank
Commonwealth Bank
BSB No
065 507
Account No
10026324

b-point payment - online credit card payment facility

Please ensure that all payments are identified so that we know which student to credit the payment against.

There is a Family Code on the statement in the top right hand side eg: ABCD00.

Instalment payments

Due dates for instalments are as follows:

1st Instalment
20/01/2023
$88.75
2st Instalment
17/02/2023
$88.75
3st Instalment
17/03/2023
$88.75
4th instalment
14/04/2023
$88.75

Parents/Guardians must make arrangements to organise payment of the materials and service charge, camp and excursion charges and any other charges associated with the child’s attendance at Port Augusta Secondary School. The following will occur in cases where payment arrangements have not been made:

  • Amounts outstanding for 90 days or more will be referred for debt recovery in accordance with the Debtor Management Instruction and pursued through the Central Debt Collection process.
  • Payments for, or a completed ‘Commitment to Pay form’ for camps/excursions/events must be received prior to students being permitted to attend or participate in the camp/excursion or activity/event.

School Card

Application for School Card needs to occur the week prior to school commencing:

A new application form needs to be submitted EACH year. This can be done through the school or online at: www.sa.gov.au – search ‘School Card’.

School Card must be applied for each year as family circumstances and eligibility criteria are continually changing.

Please bring along your Centrelink card with CRN details, including partner details.

Depending on the grounds you are applying for School Card, you may also require proof of income for the 2021/22 financial year, youth allowance letters from Centrelink or similar correspondence, or your pensioner concession card or health care card.

Eligibility criteria / income limits

Eligibility for School Card assistance is dependent upon family gross income for the 2021/2022 financial year being within the School Card limits.

Gross income does not include any amounts received for Family Tax Benefits Parts A and B and child maintenance payments. If family circumstances have changed since lodgement of your 2021/2022 tax return, application for School Card can be made on the grounds of hardship.

Various Application Forms are available from the School or online.