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28. Continuous misconduct of a student on public and/or private school buses
may result in short/long term suspensions from the bus services.
29. School reports are sent to the address provided by parents/guardians.
When parents are separated or divorced, reports may be sent to both
parents upon request, unless there is an order of a court, or an agreement
which provides that reports are to be sent to one parent.
FEES AND CHARGES
30. The Amity College tuition fee is an annual fee which becomes due and
payable upon enrolment or continued attendance to a new tuition year. For
administrative purposes, the fee is charged to family accounts over
four terms (excluding year 12 students). School fees must be paid within the
ﬁrst two weeks of each term. An administration fee will be charged to family
accounts for late payments.
31. For all new enrolments, when signing the enrolment contract, parents must
pay the enrolment fee and security bond upfront to secure enrolment
placement. The enrolment fee is not refundable. The security bond will not
be refunded if a parent decides to cancel, defer or withdraw his/her
child/children from the school within 12 months of enrolment. The security
bond is refundable when leaving after 12 months of enrolment provided
there is no debt owing to the College.
32. Tuition fees do not cover uniforms, textbooks, subject and technology
levies, excursions, transport fee, and optional accomplishments e.g.
tutoring, sports registration or coaching. The cost of subject levies, select
textbooks, excursions, incursions, camps and other activities will be charged
to your family accounts to reduce cash handling.
33. If unforeseen short term difﬁculty is experienced in school fee payment, the
parent should notify the Director of Finance in writing as soon as possible to
resolve the situation.
34. The School Bus Services fee is payable upfront for the following term. A
student will not be admitted at the commencement of a term if the bus fee
for the term remains unpaid.
35. The cost of excursions, incursions, camps and other activities may be added
to the family account during the year unless an alternative payment is
requested by the school administration.
36. Students may be required to sit for national or state tests like NAPLAN. The
school will charge the cost of these tests or competitions to the family
37. Parents/guardians will be liable for payment resulting from any damages
caused by their children on the school grounds, excursions, camps or
associated properties. Wilful damages will be regarded as vandalism and
dealt with seriously by the school administration.
38. No remission of fees either in whole or in part shall be made should the
student be absent from the school for any reason.
39. Where a parent/guardian wishes to withdraw a student from the school, a
full term’s notice, in writing to the Principal is required. A full term’s fee in
lieu of notice will be charged for student withdrawals if sufﬁcient notice is
not received. A Student Exit Form, with clariﬁcation of future educational
destination, must also be completed when terminating the enrolment.
40. If a student’s enrolment is terminated by the school administration during a
term, the school is entitled to retain or be paid, as the case may be, that
term’s full fee.
41. The collection process for any outstanding fees may involve placing the
matter in the hands of a collection agency and taking further legal action.
42. The school may impose a building levy, from time to time, to help pay for
school building and capital projects.
43. School fees are reviewed annually by the School Board.
DEFAULT AND CONSEQUENCES
44. If the family defaults in payment of any invoice when due, the family shall
indemnify the school from and against all of the school’s costs and
disbursements, including solicitor costs and all of the nominated collection
agency’s costs of collection.
45. Without prejudice to any other remedies, if at any time the family is in
breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment); the school
may suspend or terminate the supply of goods and/or services to the family
and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. The school
will not be liable to the family for any loss or damage the family suffers
because the school exercised its rights under this clause.
46. In the event that any money payable to the school becomes overdue, or in
the school’s opinion the family will be unable to meet its payments as they
fall due, then:
a. the school shall be entitled to terminate the enrolment contract, and
b. all amounts owing to the school shall, whether or not due for payment,
immediately become due and payable.
47. The family (parent or guardian of enrolled student) agrees that personal data
provided may be used and retained by the school for the following
purposes, and other purposes as shall be agreed between the family and
the school or required by law from time to time:
a. conveying relevant information to the government or its representative
authorities and to education authorities to comply
with statutory and/or legal obligations;
b. provision of services and goods by the school;
c. marketing of services and/or goods by the school;
d. processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities
and/or credit facilities requested by the family; and
e. enabling the daily operation of the family’s account and the collection of
amounts outstanding in the family’s account in
relation to the services and goods.
48. The school may give information about the family to a credit reporting
agency for the following purposes:
a. to notify other credit providers of a default by the family; and
b. to facilitate the collection of amounts outstanding in the family’s account.
49. The family consents to the school being given a consumer credit report to
collect overdue payment on commercial credit (Section 18K (1) (h) Privacy
50. The school may publish photographs of your child and/or samples of work
completed by your child and use the still/running images and/or voice of
your child for promotional or educational purposes. This could include, but
are not limited to, school newsletters (online and in hard copy), Amity
College Internet or intranet websites, social media, school magazines,
yearbook, local or community newspapers, banners, media releases and
TV/radio programs/advertisements. If you do not agree with this statement
please provide a signed letter stating so to the school immediately.
CONSENT FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT AND EXCURSIONS
51. It is a condition of enrolment that consent is given by parents/guardians for
a student to take part in any excursion held for the purpose of furthering the
study of any course or subject taught by the school, or as part of a program
of tutorial activities or for any other purpose approved by the Principal,
provided that the excursion/incursion/swimming classes/camps or other
school activities will be under the care and direction of a teacher or teachers
of the school. This consent applies equally and fully whether participation in
the excursion by the student is voluntary or compulsory. A detailed
information letter will be issued prior to such an activity. If parents/guardians
have any concerns about the activity, they may notify the school
administration in writing.
52. Students misbehaving in excursions or in-school activities may be excluded
from similar activities as part of their punishment.
53. In the event of accident or sudden illness where the student is under the
school’s care, the school will endeavour to contact parents as soon as
possible but without impeding the school in taking action as set out below:
If judged necessary by the school, and whether or not contact has been
made, and without thereby subjecting the school to liability in consequence
of any such decision, a student may be taken for emergency treatment to a
hospital or doctor, or may be given ﬁrst aid. When contact is made with the
parents, arrangements may be made for the parents to take over and direct
their child’s medical care accordingly, whereupon the school will cease to
be involved in that care. Any expenses incurred in connection with such
treatment will be met by the parents/guardians. This section does not of
itself impose any liability or obligation on the school.
CONSENT FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT AND EXCURSIONS
54. These Conditions of Enrolment are subject to change from time to time by
the Amity College Management and School Board.
PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE FOR LATEST CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT