Learn how you can contribute to your child’s learning at Safety Bay Senior High School, and how we can guide you through financial assistance schemes.


Charges and Voluntary Contributions
Financial Assistance
Payment Methods

Charges and Voluntary Contributions

In early December of each year families receive their proposed Charges and Voluntary Contributions for the upcoming year. This is a Department of Education mandatory requirement as it allows families time to review proposed courses of study and costs payable. Once the school timetable grid has been set, usually by March the following year, families will receive their confirmed Charges and Voluntary Contribution.

As mandated by government legislation, a set $235 Contribution course of study is available to students in Years 7 to 10. Extra cost optional courses outside the set $235 core program incur additional charges. Charges relate to items that students utilise over and above that which are supplied by the Department of Education. All courses of study undertaken in Years 11 and 12 incur compulsory charges. A detailed explanation of Charges, Voluntary Contributions, Other Optional Costs and Voluntary Approved Requests can be found in our Contributions and Charges Handbook.

Financial Assistance

Secondary Assistance Scheme
Secondary Assistance in the form of financial subsidies is available to holders of valid Centrelink Health Care Cards, Pensioner Concession Cards or Veterans Affairs Concession Cards. This entitles the cardholder to $235 towards Voluntary Contribution and an additional $115 Uniform Allowance. The Education Program Allowance ($235) is paid directly to the school and applied to Voluntary Contributions for Years 7-10. For those parents/guardians who elect to direct their Uniform Allowance ($115) to the school, these funds will be deducted from the compulsory charges first and then voluntary contributions (Years 7-10). For eligible students in Years 11 and 12, both Education Program Allowance and Uniform Allowance will be applied directly to compulsory charges. For detailed information please refer to the links below.

Application forms are available through our Accounts Officer. Students or parents need to provide proof of eligibility and the Accounts Officer needs to witness the application form. Applications must be completed in Term 1 each school year.

Centrepay can be offered free of charge to parents/guardians who receive regular payments from Centrelink. We are able to quickly and easily set up your Centrepay Account at the school to assist in making regular payments over the duration of the school year. Please see our Accounts Officer for further information.

Saver Plus
Developed by ANZ and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, SaverPlus is delivered across Kwinana and Rockingham by the Smith Family.

Saver Plus is a free financial education program that matches your savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500. This $500 can be used for school supplies such as laptops & tablets, uniforms & shoes, vocational education, lessons & activities, books & supplies, and camps & excursions.

To be eligible for Saver Plus, you must be either 18 years of age or older, have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself, have regular income from paid employment, have a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or be in receipt of an eligible Commonwealth social security benefit, allowance or payment.

If you would like to find our more about how to access this scheme please email [email protected] or contact your local Saver Plus Worker on +61 8 9265 5585 or Australian Children's Charity Supporting Education | The Smith Family.

Wanslea Grandcarers Support Scheme
Wanslea offers financial assistance to full-time carers of grandchildren under 18 years of age.

For further information please call 1800 794 909 between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

The Department of Education offers scholarships for high school students.

For further information please the Department of Educations Scholarship website.

Payment Methods

In person
Please see us in Administration to pay via cash, EFTPOS or Visa/Mastercard.

Please call us on +61 8 9528 9200 to pay over the phone with a Credit Card.

You can find our BPoint payment system here or feel free to call us about setting up a payment plan.

Call into our Accounts Office with your Centrelink CRN to set up your Centrepay Account.

Direct Deposit
Deposit funds directly into our account with online banking using the details below.

BSB: 066040
Account Number: 19906686
Reference: Student Name & Purpose of Deposit