Year 9 Elective Subject Selections 2019 - Kinross College Vision

 
Year 9 Elective Subject Selections 2019 - Kinross College Vision
Year 9
                  Elective Subject Selections 2019
Year 9 - 2019

                                     Kinross College Vision:
                “Developing inspired, ambitious and considerate adolescents to work
                                 with integrity towards excellence”
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                               Contents
                                                              Page
Welcome                                                          4

Health & Physical Education
Outdoor Recreation                                               5
Specialised Net/Wall Sports                                      5
Specialised Team (Invasion) Sports                               6
Playing the Game                                                 6
Soccer Program                                                   6
Basketball Program                                               7

Technologies
Model Making                                                     7
Computer Aided Drawing/Drafting                                  7
Woodwork                                                         8
Clothing & Textiles                                              8
International Foods - Semester One Northern Hemisphere           8
International Foods - Semester Two Southern Hemisphere           9

English
Harry Potter – No Muggles Allowed!                               9

Maths
Math’s Enrichment                                               10

Science
Science Exploration 1                                           10

Humanities and Social Science (HASS)
Ancient History                                                 10

The Arts – Performing Arts
Dance                                                           11
Drama (Playbuilding)                                            11
Music                                                           11
Music Enrichment                                                12

The Arts – Visual Arts
Ceramics                                                        12
Fine Art                                                        12
Photography                                                     13

Languages
French                                                          13
Italian                                                         14

Contributions and Charges - College Policy                      15

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Welcome
Kinross College is proud to offer students entering Year 9 a range of high quality courses, providing essential skills and
learning outcomes.

The study program for Year 9 students reflects their growing interest in vocational options after school and the pre-
requisite learning area development for senior schooling.

Ideally, students should complete at least one course from both The Arts and Technology and Enterprise throughout
the year. In Year 9, students will undertake compulsory Health and Physical Education. There are also electives available
in this area.

Students are advised to choose wisely and in the areas that they are likely to pursue in Years 10, 11 and 12. Generally
these will be areas in which the student has skill, interest or both.

PRESCRIBED COURSES:
All students will study the following compulsory courses:
      English
      Mathematics
      Health and Physical Education
      Science
      Society & Environment

ELECTIVES:
In Year 9 students should begin to specialise in The Arts and Technology based subjects choosing what will best develop
specific skills toward their future goals. In general students should be looking toward what they are interested in and
looking to continue in Year 10. Physical Education and other learning areas offer a few subjects in order to fulfil varying
needs. Electives bring about varying costs that are due to the needs of different subjects, whether transport costs to
external venues, food products or expensive consumables. Please be aware that the consumables and some non-
consumables are purely dependent on paying the allocated fee.

   PAYMENT AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINE:
   Students, please ensure your parents are prepared to meet the costs associated with the courses you choose,
   prior to your selection.
         Both the Elective Agreement and Yr 9 Selection sheet must be signed by student and a parent or
             guardian.
         Submission deadline (Yr 9): Thursday 6 September 2018. A 50% deposit is required on submission.
             Please note: Elective selection forms cannot be accepted without the payment included.
         Payment plans are available. If parents wish to undertake a payment plan arrange this with the Finance
             Assistant at your earliest convenience. The College does not approach families to organise time
             payment. Email: Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au
         Early submission will increase your chances of obtaining the electives that you most desire. Students
             who do not include payment will be placed in alternative courses – NOT THEIR ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.
         The remaining 50% balance will be due by Thursday 14 February 2019.

   The cost of Electives on offer varies, based on the volume of materials used, transport costs and associated costs
   with changes to resources used. It is important to note some courses have additional costs to cover the
   purchasing fabrics in the case of textiles and a camp in the case of Outdoor Education.

   Classes will be determined by demand and the availability of resources, therefore not all courses will run. It is
   for this reason that you must nominate reserve electives.

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Elective Descriptions
Health & Physical Education

OUTDOOR RECREATION                                                                       Cost: $200
Subject Outline:
Outdoor Recreation is designed to be an introductory course to both Outdoor Education and Water-based Physical
Recreation in Year 10. It aims to introduce a range of practical Outdoor Education skills (eg - cycling, kayaking,
snorkelling, orienteering, camp cooking) and skills for Aquatic Recreation (surfing & water rescue). Course time will be
divided into 80% practical and 20% theory and will run for two sessions per week for a semester.

Skills Outline:
      Cycling
      Kayaking
                                                          Minimum Entrance Requirements:
      Orienteering and Navigation                             B grade or above skills for physical activity
      Camp cooking                                            B grade or above self-management skills
      Team building                                           B grade or above interpersonal skills
      Surfing                                                 Must be a competent swimmer
      Aquatic safety / aquatic rescue
      Snorkelling
      Rock climbing

Further Study:
Outdoor Education and/or Water-based Physical Recreation in Year 10 leading into Outdoor Education in Years 11 and
12.

SPECIALISED NET/WALL SPORTS                                                             Cost: $80

Subject Outline:
Specialised racquets is for those students wanting to develop their hand eye co-ordination, improve their fitness and
further their skills relating to racquet sports. Students will be taught the rules, specific skills, tactics and game strategy
in badminton, tennis and squash. The students will have access to facilities both at school and at local recreation facilities
such as Mullaloo Squash Courts. This course is designed to be an introduction to the practical component of Phys. Ed
Studies in Year 10. Course time will be divided into 90% practical and 10% theory and will run for two sessions per week
for a semester.

Skills Outline:
                                                          Minimum Entrance Requirements:
      Badminton and volleyball both at school
                                                               B grade or above skills for physical activity
      Squash, once at off-site venue (Mullaloo
                                                               B grade or above self-management skills
         Squash Courts)
                                                               B grade or above interpersonal skills

Further Study:
Physical Education Studies in Year 10
Physical Education Studies in Year 11 & 12

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SPECIALISED TEAM (INVASION) SPORTS                                                       Cost: $80
Subject Outline:
Specialised Team Sports is designed to provide opportunities for students to be extended in a range of sports (Basketball
and Soccer). Students will also be provided with an opportunity to play on the correct surfaces. The course focuses on
developing sport-specific skills and strategies and high level self-management and interpersonal skills through coaching
and umpiring opportunities. This unit will serve as an introduction to the practical and coaching components of Physical
Education Studies in Year 10. Course time will be divided into 90% practical and 10% theory and will run for two sessions
per week for a semester.

Skills Outline:
      Netball                                             Minimum Entrance Requirements:
      Soccer                                                   B grade or above skills for physical activity
      Basketball
                                                                B grade or above self-management skills
      Teamwork
      Ultimate Frisbee                                         B grade or above interpersonal skills
      Touch Rugby

Further Study:
Physical Education Studies in Year 10
Physical Education Studies Course of Study

PLAYING THE GAME                                                                        Cost: $35

Subject Outline:
Students who enjoy physical education and are keen to pursue various aspects of team and racquet sports in a
competitive environment. This is a great preparation for students looking to take on PE courses in Years 9 and 10.

SOCCER PROGRAM                                                                           Cost: $300
Subject Outline: (Year-long).
 The soccer academy is in its second year and is proving to be very popular. The program caters for both boys and girls
and provides specialised pathways from years 7 through to 10. Classes will be mixed gender and ability based, providing
both elite and social pathways. Students will train twice a week in their elective and potentially once a week before
school. They will compete in the School Sports WA Champion Schools competitions during Term 2 and Term 3. This
programme is based on the philosophies of the FFA Curriculum and has been designed to develop core and advanced
skills, tactics, ball mastery and includes diet and nutrition advice, fitness and fitness testing. Students will also be taught
the principles of SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) and will be able to develop various components of fitness throughout
the programme. The programme caters for four days at ECU Soccer Club run by Steve McGarry Football Coaching.

Students will be selected through a school trial, attendance on previous training days, attitude to learning during
Physical Education and cross curricular lessons.

Further Study:
Year 9 Soccer Program, Specialised Team / Invasion Sport, Net and wall Sports, Playing the Game.
Minimum Entrance Requirements: Ideally will be participating and playing soccer outside of school.

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BASKETBALL PROGRAM                                                                    Cost: $150
The basketball academy will be rolled out for the first time as a before school elective in 2019. Established in the second
semester of 2018 the academy has shown to be very popular amongst our student athletes. The academy is open to
boys and girls in years 7 through to 10, classes will consist of mixed genders and cater for differing skill sets. Students
will train one morning per week with their assigned group. A select group of Year 7 through to Year 9 students will be
selected to represent Kinross College at the Champion School Basketball Tournament in Term 3.

The Kinross College basketball academy will adopt a self-created curriculum designed to develop core and advanced
skills, tactics and decision making along with exposing our student athletes to current practices in nutrition, recovery,
preparation and fitness.

Students will need to commit to one weekly training session before school from 7:45am to 8:30am.

As this subject is run before school it is not available as an option on the Subject Selection Online system and does not
affect the number of elective subjects your child can pick.
Students wishing to participate in this program need to see or make contact with Mr Gunnis, who runs this program,
via email: adam.gunnis@education.wa.edu.au

Technologies

MODEL MAKING                                                                          Cost: $65
Subject Outline:
Year 9 Model Making builds on the skills that students have developed in Year 8 and extends these skills in an interesting
and challenging way of model making. This subject follows a theme of planes, trains and automobiles, which focus on
the construction of a Monster Truck.

Skills Outline:
      Plan reading and hand sketching
      Working with a variety of timbers
      Developing hand and machine skills
      Developing finishing techniques for a variety of timbers.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN/DRAFTING                                                        Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
Accuracy is an essential skill applied in many careers such as Engineering, Architecture, Product Design, Industrial
Design, Draughtsmanship and Computer Aided Design. The aim of this course is to instil knowledge and understanding
of Australian Drawing Standards, including International Standard Organisation (ISO). Students are expected to refine
present drawing skills using Autocad and other assistive software. Students complete a series of 2D drawings while
learning the basic tools in CAD. This subject is essential for Year 10 CAD in order to progress into Year 11. This subject
requires focus and the ability to problem solve.

Further Study:
Year 10 Computer Aided Design/Drafting

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WOODWORK                                                                               Cost: $65
Subject Outline:
Woodwork is a continuation of Year 8 Woodwork, further developing the students’ hand skills and workshop safety with
the introduction of new static machines and power tools. The models that the students will complete reflect the
challenge of extending their workshop skills and understanding the diversity of the materials that they are working with.

Skills Outline:
      Developing specialised hand skills with timber
      Using natural timbers and man-made timbers
      Increasing skills with static machines
      Improving skills with power tools

Further Study:
Year 10 Woodwork

CLOTHING & TEXTILES                                                                    Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
This is an exciting course whereby students develop a portfolio of sewing techniques and use these to create wonderful
garments. Students investigate the fashion industry and learn how fabric is made and the importance of its structure
for a specific design. Sketching and designing fashionable outfits as well as learning embellishment techniques is all part
of this course which is designed to help students become a fashion designer in their own right. It is advisable for students
to have studied textiles in year 8

INTERNATIONAL FOODS                                                                    Cost: $80
Semester One Northern Hemisphere

Subject Outline:
This fun and practical hands-on course provides the opportunity to produce a wide range of delicious foods from around
the world. It is designed for students who enjoy cooking and have an interest in creating cuisines from other countries.
Students investigate and explore contemporary food issues such as nutrition, technologies in cooking, lifestyle, culture
and environmental sustainability, whilst developing everyday culinary skills. This course focuses on the cuisine from the
northern hemisphere, investigating influential cultural celebrations and foods. Students prepare delicious and
interesting foods and have the opportunity to develop their own recipes. Students can choose to study International
Foods for the entire year by choosing this elective in both semesters.
Skills Outline:                                                           Minimum Entrance Requirements: An
      How other countries celebrate special occasions                    interest in collaboration and culinary
      Study various cooking techniques                                   skill development.
      Plan and prepare meals and snacks
      Select ingredients based on the cultural influences of the countries being studied
      Work in groups and individually
      Complete practical tasks hygienically and safely
      Written procedural tasks
Further study:
Year 10 Food Science subjects

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INTERNATIONAL FOODS                                                                  Cost: $80
Semester Two Southern Hemisphere

Subject Outline:
This fun and practical course provides the opportunity to produce a wide range of delicious foods from around the
globe. It is designed for students who enjoy cooking and have an interest in creating cuisines from other countries.
Students investigate and explore contemporary food issues such as nutrition, technologies in cooking, lifestyle, culture
and environmental sustainability, whilst developing everyday culinary skills. This course focuses on the cuisine from the
southern hemisphere, investigating influential cultural celebrations and foods. Students prepare delicious and
interesting foods and have the opportunity to develop their own recipes. Students can choose to study International
Foods for the entire year by choosing this elective in both semesters.

Skills Outline:
      How other countries celebrate special occasions
      Study various cooking techniques
      Plan and prepare meals and snacks
      Select ingredients based on the cultural influences of the countries being studied
      Work in groups and individually
      Complete practical tasks hygienically and safely
                                                                          Minimum Entrance Requirements: An
      Written procedural tasks                                           interest in collaboration and culinary
                                                                            skill development.
Further study:
Year 10 Food Science subjects.

English

HARRY POTTER – NO Muggles allowed!                                                   Cost: $50
Welcome to the world of Harry Potter for new and old wizards are asked to share and discuss their love of Harry Potter,
trade spells and potions from their very own spell journals and look at the history of Quidditch and famous players from
around the magical world. We will look at the Deathly Hallows history and do our own Hogwarts family tree. A look at
the history and use of all magic wands and what power they have.
Classes are taught by die-hard Harry Potter Fans who are qualified teachers!
JOIN US TODAY!

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Mathematics

MATHS ENRICHMENT                                                                      Cost: $35
Subject Outline: "With understanding comes passion, and with passion comes growth—a treasure is unlocked.”
The main aim of this course is to increase the student interest in mathematics by engaging in activities that develop a
sound mathematical understanding and help to broaden mathematical knowledge.

Students will engage in challenges that will enhance their mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills
are essential in preparing and equipping our students for entry in to a range of state and national mathematics
competitions.

The course also includes an introduction to the concept of Shares and the Share Market. This will involve competition
in the 2018 ASX Schools Share Market Game. Students will have an exciting, fun and interesting time working both
individually and in small groups.

Further Study: Maths Enrichment in Year 10.
                                                                       Minimum Entrance Requirements:
                                                                            High interest in Mathematics

Science

SCIENCE EXPLORATION 1                                                                 Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
Do you like doing experiments and activities? “All the fun Science stuff without all of the theory?” The Science
Exploration electives allow for classes to negotiate the curriculum with the teacher to select their own topics of interest
and explore them. The course focuses on skill development and the scientific process, allowing students to participate
in experiments and activities designed to investigate the scientific principles that interest them. Working in small groups
they can find out how theatre lights are used to change the look of clothing, what happens when acids are mixed with
different substances, or discover the skills needed to become a Forensic pathologist.

Further Study: Science Exploration & Robotics in Year 10.

Humanities & Social Science

ANCIENT HISTORY: Mysteries, Myths and Moments                                         Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
Mysteries, Myths and Moments enables students to explore lost cities, myths and legends of ancient civilizations,
temples and tombs and unbelievable artefacts. If you have just a little ‘Indiana Jones’ or Lara Croft lurking within, then
this course is for you!

Skills Outline:
      Propose theories based on research                             Minimum Entrance Requirements:
      Use the internet as a research tool                                 An interest in Ancient History and the
      Collect and review information, images and artefacts                 desire to work collaboratively and
      Use cooperative tactics and engage in group work                     positively with others.
      Share discoveries in a creative way

NB: There may be additional costs involved with excursion opportunities.

Further Study: Year 10 History

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THE ARTS - Performing Arts
DANCE                                                                                 Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
This course is largely a practical based subject designed for students who have an interest or passion for dance. In
Semester 1 the course focuses on the genre of Hip Hop and Cheer. Semester 2 explores Jazz and Dancing Through the
Ages. Students will extend their knowledge of the elements of dance through choreography. All students will complete
a performance assessment and will be expected to collaborate and work as a team member. This course follows the
latest Western Australian curriculum. At the end of each semester, students will have the opportunity to watch a
performance by a professional dance company, Eg: The WA Ballet.

Further study:
Year 10 Dance

DRAMA – (PLAYBUILDING)                                                                Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
Students will have the opportunity to create original performances both within groups and individually. Playbuilding
allows students to focus on developing their own characters and storylines using a variety of performance styles and
techniques.

Skills Outline:
Specific Playbuilding skills include improvisation, script writing, characterisation, verbal and non-verbal communication,
simple backstage roles and performance. Students will learn to work collaboratively with their peers as well as having
the opportunity to take on leadership roles.

N.B. There may be additional costs involved with incursion or excursion opportunities.

Further study:
Year 10 Drama

MUSIC                                                                                 Cost: $90
Subject Outline:
General music class is a practical based, semester long music class. This class is aimed at students who wish to give music
a go. Students may not know a lot about music, have never played an instrument before or may just enjoy experimenting
with different instruments. Students will get the opportunity to play piano, guitar, drums and bass as well as create
bands and use an electronic music maker to create their own songs. Students are not required to perform in public as
part of this subject.

                                                                     Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further Study:
                                                                     An interest in Music and a desire to develop
Year 11 Certificate II and III in Mixed Media (Music)
                                                                     personal and group skills.

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MUSIC ENRICHMENT (Year-long).                                                         Cost: $160

Music Enrichment is a year-long, audition based elective that involves practical, performance and theory elements of
music. This subject is aimed at students who have been learning an instrument or singing for a while and wish to pursue
their interests and further develop and better their skills in Music. This course aims to prepare students for Music ATAR,
Certificate III in Music and entry into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Students will be provided with many development opportunities and will be involved in instrumental lessons, vocal
group, contemporary ensemble, electronic music production, stage and equipment set up, sound and lighting
workshops, recording/public performance opportunities, performance excursions/incursions and much more.

Students accepted into the program in Year seven are expected to continue until they finish their time at the college. All
necessary equipment will be provided to the students.

Please make contact with Miss La Cava, via email: Ashlyn.lacava@education.wa.edu.au if you would like your child to
audition for this subject.

THE ARTS – Visual Arts
CERAMICS                                                                              Cost: $60
Subject Outline:
In this course students will create a wide range of clay pieces using sculpting techniques. Each project will require
research, design sketching and hands on practical work. It is important that students who choose this subject are patient
and able to work safely and carefully when needed.

Further study:
Year 10 Visual Art

FINE ART                                                                              Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
Students will begin the semester by learning and exploring various strategies and techniques to improve and develop
their drawing skills. Students will experience different media such as charcoal, ink, pastels and graphite to create
successful artworks. Students will also be introduced to the basics of acrylic painting. They will learn how to develop
ideas, mix colours, create tones and be inspired by great painters both past and present. Students paint on a range of
different surfaces such as paper, card, canvas board and skateboards.

Further study:
Year 10 Visual Art

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PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                           Cost: $40
Subject Outline:
This course is an introduction to the basic mechanics of digital photography. Students will develop an appreciation of
photography as an art form.

Skills Outline:
      Photography hardware
      Photography software programs
      Computer network systems
      Photoshop

Further Study:
Year 10 Photography

Languages

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CHOOSING A LANGUAGE:
French and Italian languages are offered as elective subjects, however, you will not be able to choose these on the
online subject selection system yourself. If you would like to choose either of these subjects please contact Mr John
Avenell, Associate Principal, to request or discuss.
If French or Italian is a subject your child will be continuing with from Year 7 then the College will add this subject to
your child’s online selection list and you will only need to select two further elective subjects per semester (four over
the year).
If your child studied a language in Year 7 and wishes to opt out for next year then you will need to notify the College of
this. Please do so via email to Mr John Avenell: john.avenell@education.wa.edu.au In this instance the language option
will be removed from your child’s online selection and you will need to select the full three elective subjects per
semester (six over the year).

FRENCH – (Year-long).                                                                 Cost: $45

Subject Outline: In Year 9 we further extend written, aural and oral skills by using practical experiences with incursions
from various experienced providers (eg: Theatre Companies) and excursions to the Alliance Française Film Festivals,
where they will view selected films and visit French patisseries. These practical activities engage and encourage the
students to learn and provide opportunities for assessment through enjoyable, active experiences. This program will be
beneficial to students in terms of improving writing skills in French as well as adding a dimension of cross culture
connection.
Students create many visual and hands on projects to make learning the language as enjoyable as possible including
creating their own French cuisines. Students are provided with the opportunity to attend French and Italian restaurants
where they have the privilege of experiencing different styles of French and Italian cuisine, including exquisite country
style dishes and delicacies. These excursions provide students with the opportunity to practise and refine their use of
the language and further enhance their knowledge and understanding of key aspects from within the LOTE learning
area.

Further Study:
Year 10 French
Year 11 & 12 ATAR French

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ITALIAN - (Year-long).                                                                Cost: $45

Subject Outline: Subject Outline: In Year 9 we further extend written, aural and oral skills by using practical experiences
with incursions from various experienced providers (eg: Theatre Companies) and excursions to an authentic Italian
Restaurant. These practical activities engage and encourage the students to learn and provide opportunities for
assessment through enjoyable, active experiences. This program will be beneficial to students in terms of improving
writing skills in Italian as well as adding a dimension of cross culture connection.
Students create many visual and hands on projects to make learning the language as enjoyable as possible including
creating their own Italian cuisines. Students also engage in the major cultural differences between Italy and Australia
through introductory language analysis.

Further Study:
Year 10 Italian
Year 11 & 12 ATAR Italian

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Contributions and charges

COLLEGE CHARGES AND THEIR PART IN SCHOOL FUNDING
The reason for College charges:
The College receives from the government a one-line monetary allocation based on the student centred funding model
each year to cover the basic costs of running the College. The College uses these funds for a range of whole-of-College
expenses, including the following:
        Maintenance and minor repairs of equipment, grounds, classroom furniture and buildings
        Minor structural improvements
        Professional development of the College’s staff
        Day-to-day administration costs (eg postage, printing, stationery, College promotion)
        Payment for utilities (electricity, telephone, water and gas)
        Purchase of major equipment items.
        Wages of teachers and other College staff.

Funds received from donations by the P & C, hire of facilities, savings on utilities and bookshop commission help to
offset the course costs for students. However, the costs of “extras” for courses are not included in the monetary
allocation. Because of this shortfall, the College levies a charge on students taking such courses to cover the cost of
those “extras” and so ensure the College can offer the best possible education to its students.

The government acknowledges that this situation affects all government-funded schools. As a result, secondary colleges
have a legal right to charge for goods and services that are used by students in a course of study and for which the
College’s funding does not cover. The Department of Education also requires schools to make every endeavour to
recover outstanding charges and costs.

Determining College Charges
The College endeavours to keep its charges to a minimum while maintaining a high standard of curriculum delivery. The
government endorses the levying of a charge that covers basic needs associated with teaching the essential curriculum,
such as photocopying, access to textbooks and use of specialised equipment.

Each student is also charged for items that are specifically used in various elective courses, such as: ingredients for food
preparation; transport to and from option venues; art materials; use of computer and photographic equipment and
associated materials; timber; metal; tools; specialised sporting equipment and photocopies of course handouts. The
amount of these costs will vary according to each student’s choice of courses.

PAYING COLLEGE CHARGES
Who should pay college charges?
It is government policy that parents should contribute towards the cost of educating their children. Given that students
are able to choose the courses that will offer them the learning outcomes they desire, it is considered fair and equitable
that all parents should pay for the courses that their children select. Similarly, it is generally considered unfair that some
families could be expected to pay for the consumable components of courses for another family’s student. This College
believes all parents should pay the charges that will cover the expenses resulting from children’s selection of courses
and is committed to maintaining an even-handed and reasonable approach to serving that ideal.

Collection of College Charge Payments:
Paying parents expect not to subsidise non-paying parents. The College is required to actively pursue the collection of
charges and will do so. This policy is strongly supported by the School Board and is a requirement of the Department
of Education. Where there is an outstanding debt the College will take the following steps to recover the charges due:

   1. Four (4) reminder notices are sent to parents

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   2. The fourth notice will be to advise that unless payment in full is made by a specific date which will be indicated,
      legal action will be taken through a debt collection agency.

   3. If payment is still not made by the prescribed date, a debt collection agency will be engaged to pursue recovery
      of charges directly from the parent.

   4. Any outstanding debts are carried over to the following year.

   5. Where parents with outstanding charges debt have failed to arrange and commit to a payment plan, the student
      will be removed from their chosen Elective course and placed in an alternative low cost program.

In stating the College’s policy on collection of course charges, it is also acknowledged that charges can be difficult to pay
for some families. Also, the College is keen to help parents select options that they can afford. The College subject
selection book always shows the cost for each course.

If parents wish to undertake a payment plan, they may arrange this with the Finance Assistant, but they must make
contact immediately to set up those arrangements. The college will not approach families to organise time payment.
Email: Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au

THE SCHEDULE OF CHARGES AND PERSONAL ITEMS LIST
Course Charges
The charge for each course is included with the description of each course in this book. Information about course
charges is also available from the college, either by ringing the college or by asking your child to obtain a schedule of
charges from the college office.

Personal Items List
Once all the courses in a program of study have been chosen and the Electives Agreement and Selection Year 10 – 2016
has been submitted to the college with 50% deposit, the college will place all students in their chosen courses where
possible, or a negotiated alternative. When that task is completed, the family of every student will receive a fully
detailed list of the final charges associated with their chosen program. This schedule will include:

        The charges associated with each course selected
        Any other compulsory charges levied by the college
        Any voluntary contributions approved by the School Board

The Personal Items list and schedule of charges is posted out to families prior to the Christmas break.

                   Please refer to page 5 for details on submitting selections and making payments
                                          (Payment and submission guideline).

                            Any queries about College charges should be made by contacting
                                   the Finance Assistant, on 9233 6700 or by email:
                                    Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au

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