Start of 2024 School Year Arrangements


The first day of school for students is Wednesday 31 January . For the first day, all students will need to bring writing materials such as an A4 file and lined paper, pens and pencils. Teachers will explain to their students what specific equipment will be required for future lessons. It is advisable for them to also bring lunch on the first day, although our Canteen will be operational and students can order lunch prior to school and during recess. 


Please take note of our siren times for 2023:

Monday - Friday

Period 1

8:50 AM

9:54 AM

Period 2

9:54 AM

10:58 AM

Recess                25 Minutes

10:58 AM

11:23 AM

Period 3

11:23 AM

12:27 PM

Period 4

12:27 PM

1:31 PM

Lunch                 25 Minutes

1:31 PM

1:56 PM

Period 5

1:56 PM

3:00 PM

At the sound of the siren on day one:

Year 7 students report to the Library

Year 8 students report to the Bike Shelter

Year 9 students report to the Red Square

Year 10 students report to the Canteen undercover stage area

Year 11 students report to the Theatre

Year 12 students report to the Year 12 Area

Education Support students report to the new Education Support Building

After year group assembly, students will be directed to their first period class and begin their school work.

The Uniform Shop will be open everyday. 

In this information pack you will find:

  • Voluntary Contributions & Compulsory Charges 2024 Statement
  • Booklist requirements issued for Lakeland SHS by Campion Education
  • Additional Cost Sheet
  • 2024 Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) Information
  • A letter from the P & C Association
  • Canteen & Uniform Shop Information
  • Dress Code Requirements


To ensure the financial viability of the school and to enable it to provide a quality educational program for the students in its care, the School Board has approved Voluntary Contributions and Compulsory Charges for the 2024 school year along with other additional requirements.


The income generated from both Contributions & Charges is vitally important to the school providing an enriched educational experience for your child. Students should derive the full benefit from the voluntary contribution and compulsory charges they pay.  Failure to pay your contributions and charges places a large burden on the school community.  The school relies upon all families to contribute.  Your support of the school through the prompt payment of these Contributions and Charges will be greatly appreciated.


Contributions & Charges are due by the first day of school.


The School’s Administration Reception will re-open for business on Wednesday 25 January 2024 from 8.00am to 4.00pm to take payments.


School Charges and Voluntary Contributions can be settled by any of the following methods:


  • Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS)
  • Cash
  • Cheque – to be written out to “Lakeland Senior High School” and return remittance advice
  • EFTPOS (cheque or savings accounts)
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) – either in person, over the phone or return remittance advice
  • Periodical Payment Schedule (Net Pay for Saving accounts) – An instalment payment authority form is enclosed. Completed forms need to be returned to the Manager Corporate Services.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (Net Banking or over counter at bank)
    To take advantage of this payment option, please use the following bank details:
    Lakeland Senior High School
    BSB 066-173
    Account No. 10083315
    * Please use student’s name and year group as reference.  E.g. David Smith Yr 7




The Department of Education provides an allowance to Parents/Guardians who are holders of the following:

  • Centrelink Family Health Care Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card (only the blue annual Veterans’ Affair Card is eligible)


Card held must be current some time in first term (31 January – 28 March 2024). The allowance is paid up to and including the year the student turns 18 years of age. The allowance consists of two components:

  • $115.00 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian or you may elect this to be paid to the school and put towards your child’s voluntary contribution and compulsory charges.
  • $235.00 Educational Program Allowance paid directly to the school. In years 7 to 10, this will be put towards the voluntary contributions. In years 11 and 12, this will be taken off compulsory charges.


Please see enclosed “2024 Secondary Assistance Scheme” for more information.

A new application needs to be made each year. To apply for the assistance, please attend in person at the School’s Administration Reception before Friday 6 April 2023. No late applications will be accepted by Department of Education after this date. Note that the school cannot send the forms home to be filled in.

Please also note that if you have claimed or intend to claim the ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance in 2023, you are not eligible to also apply for SAS.

Voluntary Contributions for Year 7 to 10 cover essential items that cannot be withdrawn for non-payment. All schools are required to make sure that all students can choose an educational program that satisfies the requirements of the Curriculum Framework. The maximum Voluntary Contribution that can be requested is $235.00. If the Educational Program Allowance is claimed under Government policy, it is used to reduce voluntary contributions. Policy states: ‘$235 Educational Program Allowance is paid directly to the school. This amount reduces the voluntary contributions requested of the parent/guardian in year 7-10.’


Compulsory Charges for Year 7 to 10 is for high cost and enrichment items associated with a particular course. These may be for specialised materials or for visiting speakers, performers and such like.


Compulsory Charges for Year 11 & 12 covers all courses. All activities undertaken in year 11 & 12 are treated as optional components under the Governments Contributions and Charges Policy. There is no established maximum for cost in post-compulsory years.  


With respect to the high cost subjects for year 9, 10 & 11, the balance payment for these compulsory charges are required to be paid in full by the start of the school year (1 February 2023) to secure your child’s enrolment in the course. This payment would greatly assist the school to cover items and materials that students use over and above what is supplied by the Department of Education.


For students in year 11 & 12 who have chosen to enrol in two Certificate courses, are required to pay the auspicing fee for the second Certificate course. This is because the Department of Education funds VET delivered in schools initiative for one Certificate course per student. The applicable auspicing fee for the second certificate course will be highlighted in your child’s statement.


In addition to the above, extra cost optional components may also be requested during the year and these are listed on the Additional Cost Sheet. We also have Approved Optional Costs and Additional Voluntary Requests, which can be seen on the Contributions & Charges statement. A brief description can be found below.





This is a record of events and achievements for the year and is a great keepsake for students. It will cost $15.00. Past year copies can be viewed at the School Reception.

The Library Contribution of $28.00 assists in the purchase and provision of resources for all students to use and borrow. These include:

  • Fictional Books for English reading and to encourage recreational reading
  • Information books and resources to support the learning areas
  • Newspaper and e-book subscriptions to provide current information to students
  • Laptops and audio visual equipment.


The library also facilitates programs:

  • Providing students with reading programs for year 7 to 10
  • Internet and General Research Skills for all years
  • Many more assisted activities


The funds raised will be used to subsidise the costs of employment of chaplains.  It costs $20.00. Our Chaplain, Mrs Salome Jacquette, provides a valuable service to our school which includes:

  • Pastoral support and care for students and their families and support the school in its aim to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
  • Positive role models, leaders in both the community and school environment, and a reference point for teachers, students and community members.
  • Student and family referrals to other appropriate agencies and services.
  • An integral link of the school partnership with the community and creates liaison opportunities between the school community, local churches and other community organisations within the City of Cockburn.
  • Guidance and support for the many students at risk, including participation in camps, excursions, sporting programs and cultural events so that contact is made with as many students as possible.



If you require clarification of any of the material you have received or if you need additional information, please contact the school at 61722200. I trust that 2023 will prove to be an enjoyable and productive year for us all.


Yours sincerely

Angelique Choo

Manager Corporate Services

May 2024