Government funding for classroom materials and student resources is basic and generally insufficient to meet the expenses incurred in providing a complete education. Parents/carers are asked to contribute to a bulk purchase subjects fees to make up the shortfall. We recognise that some families find the fees a difficult burden and that it is not always easy to ask for support. We can offer payment plans that can be arranged after consultation with the Business Manager. Strict confidence is maintained in all cases.
The following answers some of the regularly asked questions about the costs to families in sending your child to a government school in Victoria, and provides further details about the types of payments that schools can request from parents.
Parent Payments Policy
Parent Payment FAQs
2021 Fairhills High School Parent Payments / re-enrolment
2021 Parent Payments Year 7
2021 Parent Payments Year 8-12
Fairhills High School will consider hardship arrangements and concessions that can be provided to families experiencing long-term financial hardship or short-term crisis on a confidential, case-by-case basis. The school will provide payment options and information regarding assistance programs and agencies to parents who are experiencing financial hardship. Parents/cares are invited to phone the Business Manager to confidentially discuss any questions. For full details, please refer to the Financial Hardship Policy.
Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is an initiative of the State Government. It provides financial assistance to ensure students can fully participate in camps, excursions and school sports. Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply for $225 annually for secondary students. Payments are tied to the eligible student but are made directly to the school.
CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card successfully validating with Centrelink on either the first day of term one or term two.
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CSEF Application Form
Year 7 CSEF Uniform Voucher
Year 7 students who are eligible for CSEF can also apply for a uniform voucher. Details and an application form are included in the Year 7 Welcome Pack. Parents/Carers can then be redeemed the voucher at our Uniform Shop.
State School’s Relief
Uniform Assistance may also be available through State School’s Relief. For more details, click here
The Department of Education offers scholarships to help you with the cost of your child’s education.
They are generally offered based on:
- financial need or difficulties
- your child’s school results
- school and community activities your child takes part in
Most scholarships are offered for Victorian government school students. A small number are also open to non-government school students.
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Fairhills High School is an inclusive and welcoming community where our students feel inspired to achieve their very best. The school offers a coeducational diverse learning experience for students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our students are supported by talented and dedicated staff who love what they do and know how to bring out the best in each individual. Learn what makes Fairhills High School unique by exploring our website or contacting us.
+61 3 9758 5022
330 Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield Victoria Australia 3180
Fairhills High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K)
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