Tuition Fees are set annually by the College Board. They consider the level of government funding that is available, the operating costs of the College and the need to provide for capital development. They are also mindful of the aim of keeping the College as accessible as possible.
In addition there is a Curriculum, Resource and Technology Levy that is used to assist with the funding of excursions and incursions throughout the year; technology infrastructure including software and technical support.
The levy varies from $100 for Kindergarten to $500 for Year 9 - 12.
Students in Years 6 - 10 participate in camps and these costs are also set at the start of the year.
Payment of Accounts
We aim to ensure that parents know at the start of the year what the costs will be and we issue one invoice at the start of first term. A range of methods is then available for the payment of fees from discounted up-front payments to regular instalments. Details will be available at the time of enrolment or upon request.
The College understands that not everyone faces the same financial circumstances and so offers some flexibility to allow parents to pay the fees in the way that best meets their needs. However, we do require that the conditions of any such agreement be adhered to.
Sibling discounts are available on school fees depending on the number of children concurrently attending the College: 15% for the second child, 20% for the third child and 30% for the fourth and subsequent children.
Scholarships are available for students entering Years 7 and 10. Both current and future students are eligible to apply. Applications close early in the school year and in February applicants sit the scholarship examinations set by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Once the results are returned to the school we interview the best performing candidates and offer scholarships to those students we believe have the most potential to become outstanding students at Tranby.
Successful candidates receive a 25% remission on their annual tuition fee for the time they remain at the College if they continue to achieve academically and to engage positively in the life of the College.
Other fee remissions may be granted by the Finance Committee of the College Board upon the recommendation of the Principal and Business Manager. These will involve circumstances in which the enrolment of a student is at risk on financial grounds. Such rebates are reviewed annually in terms of the capacity of the parents to pay and the progress and attitude to the College demonstrated by the student.
The Education Department of Western Australia funds a Secondary Assistance Scheme for children enrolled in Years 8 to 12 to assist with clothing and charges. Students born in 1993 or before are ineligible. Parents holding a Centrelink Family Health Care Card or Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card current at the time of applying OR who are the recipients of new cards at any time between the 4th February 2013 and 19th April 2013 may apply. Applications close on Friday 19th April 2013.
For further information, please contact the Department of Education on (08) 9264 4516.