At State High, we offer an excellent educational environment and provide many opportunities to all students. The State Education Fees Policy (PDF, 136 KB) outlines the mandatory fees which are essential to support the delivery of education for students who attend Brisbane State High School.
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.
Subject invoices are emailed in Week 4 of Semester 1 and Semester 2. Statements are emailed in Week 4 of each term.
You can pay all fees and levies by:
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact our Accounts Management Officer, Mrs Janine Speedy on 3291 4213 early in the year to set up a payment plan, which allows you to pay fees gradually.
Download the Part Payment Authority Form (PDF, 1.2 MB).
By contacting us early, you can ensure your child's extra-curricular and recreational activities are managed responsibly.
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 2019 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.
Subject fees cover the cost of excursions and activities associated with the subject.
The 2019 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.
Download Term 1, 2019 Finance Matters (PDF, 188 KB)
The general levy includes affiliation fees to:
And it also 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.
Parents and guardians can find out about these costs at the information sessions provided by the Master in Charge (MIC) of the activities. Contact details for the MICs are available on our website -
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.
These fees provide resources, internet connectivity 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.
Throughout the year opportunities arise where students are invited to participate in year level activities, overseas trips etc. These are not mandatory. Costs for these are determined by venue, catering, decorations, security and other costs. Participation has terms and conditions to be noted.
© The State of Queensland (Department of Education)
Trading Name: Education Queensland International CRICOS Provider Number: 00608A