Eden Marine High School

Part of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community

Telephone02 6496 0000


Financial contributions and assistance

There are some costs associated with going to school that you may find it helpful to plan and budget for.

Costs to consider include:

  • uniforms

  • school books and equipment

  • excursions

  • co-curricular activities.

Voluntary school contributions

Like all NSW public schools, we can request contributions to enhance our educational and sporting programs including elective subjects. School contributions help provide additional educational resources for the benefit of students. Payment is voluntary.

For more information, visit the Voluntary School Contribution policy.

Claim up to 50% of your child's school expensesRead an overview by the ATO (pdf 103 KB)


Elective Subjects

When a student elects to study in years 9, 10, 11 and 12, a course which requires the use of expendable materials: ie Food Technology, Information Software Technology, Industrial Technology Metal, Industrial Techonology Timber, Textiles and Design and Visual Arts, the cost of materials used must be met by the students.

Note: Pupils should make certain that these costs can be met. Contributions for these courses need to be paid in the first two weeks of each semester.


Sporting Costs

These vary with the sport chosen. Costs to be met could include bus fares, court hire, green fees, balls etc. Parents and pupils should be aware of these when sporting choices are made.

Excursion Costs

Eden Marine High School has organised travelling and expenses for 1000's of excursions. All costs relating to excursions must be met by the students concerned. Every endeavour will be made to keep these costs to a minimum by obtaining group concessions and other bulk discounts.


The school provides textbooks for student use through government funds and school contributions. These are issued as necessary throughout the school year. Any book lost or damaged must be paid for. Replacements will not be issued until this is done.

Financial assistance

If you are unable to pay school contributions because of financial hardship, you may be eligible for assistance from the school.

Our principal will ensure no student or family suffers any discrimination or embarrassment over the inability to pay school contributions.