BLUE GUM FEES – 2019

NATURE PLAYGROUPS (for 0-2 year olds with their parent/carer)

@Hackett campus / Mt Majura

Once-a-week sessions for small groups of children accompanied by a parent/carer.
Qualified Early Childhood teacher facilitator.  $305 per school Term.
(Participants have priority access to BG Pre-School & School.)


PRESCHOOL Classes (for 3 – 5 year olds)

@Dickson campus & @Hackett Campus

PRESCHOOL Fees are based on a rate of $13.75 per hour or part-hour:

  • Short Day (9am-3pm): $82.50 per short day.
  • Full Day (8am-6pm): a discounted rate of $123.75 per full day.
  • Full-Time (8am-6pm, Monday to Friday): a discounted rate of $618.75 per week.

Plus Term Charges$26 per Term for Excursions, Concerts, Materials etc.
Plus Specialist Programs such as Community Classroom/Art/Music/Drama/Italian: $75 per Term

Plus Working Bees Levy: $90 (After each Working Bee (max. 2), families attending will be credited $45)

(Eligible families can apply for Child Care Benefits – NB: Blue Gum is an approved service)


PRIMARY SCHOOL & MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL Classes

@Hackett campus

School Terms

  • Primary School (K-Year 6) General Tuition (8:30am-3pm) = $2,000 per school Term

(NB: 50% discount on General Tuition Fees for a family’s 3rd+ child attending Hackett Campus simultaneously)

  •  Middle/High School (Years 6-10) General Tuition (8:30am-3pm) = $2,200 per school Term
  •  Incidentals e.g. textbooks, Art & other materials, concerts, buses etc       = $25 per week
  •  Specialist Sport/Music/Dance Programs e.g. swimming/orienteering/percussion/singing/dance: Costs vary each Term, depending on the activity.  Approx. cost range is $2-$10 per week (primary)
    Middle/High School may also take specialist classes, e.g. Photo Access/Glassworks – costs vary/TBA
  •  Specialist Outdoor Education Excursions/Camps – an essential part of our learning program.
     (NB: All Excursions/Camps are compulsory & fees are payable whether a student attends or not)

Each Class has one major Outdoor Education Excursion/Camp each year.  Costs vary.
Approx. cost: $220 for 2-day Excursion (Kindergarten) to $800 for 5-day Camps (older students).
High School has an intensive (2-week) Cross-Cultural Trip, e.g. to Fiji/Cape York etc.Costs vary –  approx. $2,500 to $3,750.

Camps involve specialist external Outdoor Education providers as well as our in-house Outdoor Education specialist.

  • Recommended minimum tax-deductible donation to School Building/Library Funds =    $105 per term     or     $420 per annum

 


AFTER-SCHOOL program (Blue Gum Outside School Hours (BGOSH))

@Hackett Campus

(An optional program for Blue Gum students 5-12 years – separate fees apply)
Operates Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, during School Terms.

$34 per day (permanent booking for the Term); or $37 per day (casual booking – subject to availability)
(Eligible families can apply for Child Care Subsidy for this After-School program.
NB: Blue Gum is an approved service)

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS program (Blue Gum Outside School Hours (BGOSH))

@Hackett Campus
(An optional program for Blue Gum students 5-12 years – separate fees apply)

Operates Monday-Friday, 8:30am-6pm, during School Holidays

School Holidays Fees are based on a rate of $13.75 per hour

 Booking options:

  • Short Day (9am-3pm): $82.50 (as with school, doors open at 8.30am, so students can arrive then)
  • Regular Day (9am-4pm): $96.25 (as with school, doors open at 8.30am, so students can arrive then)
  • Full Day (9am-6pm): $123.75 (as with school, doors open at 8.30am, so students can arrive then)

(Eligible families can apply for Child Care Subsidy for this School Holidays program.

NB: Blue Gum is an approved service)

 


UNDERSTANDINGS

Fees Statements are issued to families by email at the start/middle/end of each School Term.

Fees must be paid in accordance with a family’s Fees Payment Undertaking
(e.g. by cheque, or by cash, or by credit card/EFTPOS (1.5% surcharge) through the School Office;
or by electronic transfer to:
National Australia Bank, Dickson   BSB: 082 967   A/C: 69832 1227
Account name: Best-Practice Education Group
(Please include your child’s name or your family name on every electronic transfer, so that your payment can be identified & credited!)

 NB: A $120 Late Payment Fee is added to accounts not paid in accordance with a family’s Fees Payment Undertaking, i.e. one lump sum payment by Week 2 each Term,  or 4 equal instalments in Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 each Term.

Students must arrive & depart within their booked times, or an Early/Late Fee is payable.
(NB: Students on the premises after our closing time incur a $56 Late Pick-up Fee. Repeat late-comers will be given an earlier pick-up deadline.)

NB: Prior to attending our Preschool or After-School/School Holidays programs, families must register for Child Care Subsidy with the Family Assistance Office (8am-8pm) – 13 61 50. Please notify our School Office of your CRN.

NB: Blue Gum is an Approved service (not a Registered service), for Centrelink purposes