Dear parents, caregivers and independently funded students,
The Materials and Services Charge is established each year in consultation with your elected parent representatives who form the Port Lincoln High School Governing Council. The Charge is legally recoverable and covers many of the costs associated with your child’s education during the school year.
The Materials and Services Charge, along with Government funding, provides for a comprehensive curriculum and the many programs and experiences that students achieve through their secondary education.
The Charge relates to the materials which are provided for each student and their access to information technology, machinery and equipment for their studies, as well as curriculum supplies and services.
The School continues to grow its curriculum capacity for student learning and budgets a significant sum of money to ensure that all students have access to quality teaching and a comprehensive and modern education.
A recommended annual Charge of $400.00 per enrolled full-time Years 7 to 12 student for 2024 has been verified by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia. This will include a Government allocation of $379.00 for those who apply for and are eligible for a School Card Supplement.
The Governing Council commends the Materials and Services Charge remaining fixed at the 2022 and 2023 charge to meet family costs of living.
Governing Council asks that parents, caregivers and independent students consider the attached 2024 Schools Materials and Services Charge notice recently verified by the Education Department.
Governing Council welcomes feedback from parents, caregivers, and independent students about these charges. Feedback can be provided by:
- Attending the Governing Council Meeting scheduled for 1st November from 5:30pm at the Port Lincoln Golf Club (Flinders Highway, Boston)
- Express your views in writing to the Chairperson of the Governing Council via email at Rachael.Boyce774@schools.sa.edu.au
Handwritten: Addressed to Chairperson PLHS Governing Council
Delivered to the school via: Rachael Boyce Front Office
Posted: Addressed to Chairperson PLHS Governing Council
10 Ruskin Road Port Lincoln 5606
Correspondence received by 23rd October will be tabled at the Governing Council Meeting for consideration before final approval of the M&S Charges is made at this meeting.
Information detailing how and when to make payment of the 2024 Materials and Services Charge will be published prior to the start of next year.
The school provides payment options to help families meet these obligations and will happily assist those who wish to apply for School Card.
It is very important to apply for School Card as soon as possible to avoid delays in approvals. A new approval must be achieved for each new year.
Brian Gabb, Chairperson PLHS Governing Council