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.
The User Pays Scheme Policy – Subject Fees and Other Levies (PDF, 645 KB) outlines the mandatory fees which are essential to support the delivery of education for students who attend Brisbane State High School.
Payment of subject fees is mandatory. At State High, mandatory fees include:
*BYOD & Direct to Net: These fees provide resources, internet connectivity and assistance over and above what the Government provides to state schools.
Textbooks also incur an expense, however a state government allowance offsets some of this cost.
Brisbane State High School's P&C Association reviews and approves the fees each year.
Contact us for more information about the User Pays Scheme.
State High does not operate a textbook hire scheme—guardians will need to purchase textbooks and Apps. Please refer to the Apps and Resources page on the school website:
The Queensland Government provides a Textbook and Resource Allowance to parents and 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 2020, the allowances are:
If there are changes to the allowance, we will inform families in our first school newsletter of each year.
More information on the textbook and resource allowance can be found on the Department of Education website.
Most students are eligible to receive the Textbook and Resource Allowance once per year for six years.
Students are not eligible if they:
Parents and 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 2020 subject fees documents for Junior School and Senior School students are 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 undertaken by students.
The general levy includes affiliation fees to:
as well as
Optional extra-curricular and recreational activities (e.g. performing and visual arts, chess, debating and sporting activities), formals, socials, movie nights, overseas travel, year level activities, fundraising activities are offered to students to enhance the educational experience at the school. These are not mandatory.
Charges for recreational activities are based on a cost recovery basis and are determined by expenses incurred for the activity and the number of participants. Expenses may include travel costs (including insurance), venue, catering, gifts for overseas schools, decorations, security, etc.
Levies for extra-curricular activities are calculated on a cost recovery basis. Costs may include some or all of the following:
These levies are also based on the number of students who are participating in the activity. Levies are set after consultation with parents who sit on the activity's subcommittee, Masters in Charge, Extra-Curricular Office staff and the school's finance department. Parents are informed of these levies prior to students participating in the activity to allow them to make an informed decision. These levies should be paid before the start of any activity, or in the first week of the activtity's season.
View the Extra-Curricular Activities section of the school website for more information.
Levies are set by an activity's Master in Charge (MIC), the school's Finance Manager, and where appropriate, a P&C Association representative. These levies 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.
Invoices are emailed to parents and guardians in Week 4 of Semester 1 and Semester 2. Statements are emailed in Week 4 of each school term.
You can pay all fees, levies and charges by:
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact our Accounts Management Officer on 3291 4213 early in the year to set up a Part Payment Plan. A Part Payment Plan allows you to pay fees gradually, however must be paid in full by the middle of November of the same year.
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.
Levies apply to all students, regardless of the category of enrolment in which they are enrolled. It is essential that subject fees are paid so that resources can be provided to teachers in the classrooms. This school ensures that classrooms are resourced well, and to a high standard. This cannot happen without your support.
As per the Terms and Conditions of the User Pays Scheme Agreement signed by parents prior to enrolment:
16. Non payment of subject fees may result in debt recovery action in accordance with the Department's Debt Management procedure. In such cases, the Principal may:
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