Parent Payment Policy

St. Arnaud Secondary College is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of St. Arnaud Secondary College’s voluntary financial contributions for 2024.

Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students. We want to thank you for all your support, whether that’s through fundraising or volunteering your time. This has made a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer.

Within our school this support has allowed us to introduce a textbook use program, upgraded RACV vehicles, Parents’ Club fundraising assisting curriculum with equipment and support to the State School Dance Spectacular to name a few examples.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has a policy for “Parent Payments in Victorian Government Schools”. The St. Arnaud Secondary College Council ensures compliance with the DEECD policy and associated guidelines, when undertaking their implementation and administration

Financial Support for Families

St. Arnaud Secondary College understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:

the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

State School Relief

Second hand options

School Welfare Department

For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, contact:

Rosanne Chapman – Student Welfare

Kerrie Swanton – Business Manager 

Ph: 03 54951811 | Email:


Payment Arrangements and Options

Methods of payment are BPAY, EftPos, cash or cheque.

Parents will be provided with early notification of annual payment requests and reasonable notice will be given for any other payment requests during the year (i.e., excursions, camps)

The College offers Parents the option to make payment by instalments. Please contact Kerrie Swanton Business Manager to make these arrangements.

Eligible families that receive Camps, Sport & Excursion Funds can allocate these funds for sports travel, camps and excursions.

The payment for Optional Items including camps and excursions must be paid by the specified due date prior to departure.

Answers to any queries and details of payment options are available by contacting the General Office 5495 1811. The office is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm each school day.


Refund Policy  - located on the College Website. 2023 Refund Policy



Tony Hand                                                                          




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