At State High, we offer an excellent educational environment and provide many opportunities to all students. State schools do not charge instruction, facilities and administration costs, however, some fees are essential to support the delivery of education.
At State High, these fees include:
Textbooks also incur an expense, however a state government allowance offsets some of this cost.
The P&C Association reviews and approves the fees each year.
Contact us for more information about school fees.
Financial statements are sent home each term, usually in Week 4:
Fees for Senior students undertaking Certificate level courses are also included in the subject fees.
You can pay all fees and levies by:
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please
contact the school early in the year to set up a payment plan, which allows you to pay fees gradually.
By contacting us early, you can ensure your child’s extra-curricular and recreational activities are managed responsibly.
State High does not operate a textbook hire scheme—guardians will need to buy textbooks and Apps.
The Queensland Government provides a Textbook and Resource Allowance to guardians of eligible students to offset the costs of education. The allowance is paid to the school. The school then pays the allowance to its eligible families on behalf of the department.
The allowance varies annually. In 2018 the allowance is:
If there are changes to the allowance, we will tell you in the first newsletter of the year.
Most students are eligible to receive this allowance once a year for 6 years.
Students are not eligible if they:
Guardians can choose to have the full value of the Textbook Allowance:
When you enrol your child, you will be asked for your preferred option.
This table provides a guide to school fees.
Cost for 2018
$15 to $650
Anyone who buys the magazine
Year 11 Social
Year 11 students attending the social
Year 12 Formal
To be decided
Year 12 students attending the formal
$20 to $400
Usually optional and varies from activity to activity
For more information on our fees, please view the Finance Matters communication (PDF, 322 KB).
Subject fees cover the cost of excursions and activities associated with the subject.
The 2018 subject fees for Junior and Senior students is available to download below:
When you enrol, you will be asked to sign a form indicating that you understand the school applies fees for the subjects taken.
The general levy includes:
The school offers many extra-curricular activities. They include performing and visual arts, chess, debating and sporting activities.
Students participating in extra-curricular activities must pay additional costs.
Guardians can find out about these costs at the information sessions provided by the Master in Charge (MiC) of the activities.
View the extra-curricular activities section for more information.
Levies are set by the MiCs, the school’s Finance Manager, and where appropriate, a P&C representative. These should be paid before starting any activity. If this is not possible, the latest date for payment is by Week 3.
This fee provides resources and assistance over and above what the State Government provides to schools.
The annual school magazine provides a record of the year’s school life and is greatly valued by past and present students.
Costs for the Year 11 Social and Year 12 Formal are determined by the venues. The cost covers venue hire, decorations, security, and catering.
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