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Payment of monies to the school office

If money is brought to school to pay for school activities it must be paid at the Cash Collection Window at the Administration Block.  This office is open before school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm for parents and before school 8.00 – 9.00 am and first break for students. The cash collection window is closed for all trading on Thursdays.  Students are strongly advised to visit the Cash Collection Window as soon as they arrive at school to ensure they don’t carry large amounts of money around during the school day. 

Please note that Park Ridge State High School prefers payments made by Internet Banking or EFTPOS transactions to help minimise the risks associated with cash on site.

Paying by Internet banking: 

Direct Payment into School Bank Account (Please arrange this with your bank with the following details)

  • School’s Bank Account Name is Park Ridge State High School General A/C
  • BSB Number is 064-159 (Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Acacia Ridge)
  • Account Number is 1000 0178
  • Please record STUDENT’S NAME in the details section so that your payment can be recorded correctly.

Paying by phone 

Payment by Credit Card Only  

  • Call the School on 33804111, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 12.00 pm
  • Please have your account and your credit card details with you when you call
  • Accepted cards are VISA, Bankcard, MasterCard.

Paying in person 

Payment by Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash only

  • Payment can be made at  the School Office, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 12.00pm
  • EFT POS facilities are available
  • Credit Cards, Debit Cards (EFT POS) and Cash are accepted
  • Park Ridge State High School also offers the provision for families who receive Centre link payments to direct pay their student account.    Please ask at the office for more details.

Refund Policy

At Park Ridge State High School, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students, staff and volunteers. This commitment includes the health and safety of staff and students when conducting curriculum activities in the school or in other locations.

School excursions and camps enhance a student’s learning by providing opportunities for the student to participate in activities, both curriculum-related and recreational, outside the normal school routine. All planned school excursions are approved by the Principal and endorsed by the Parents and Citizens Association.

State schools are able to charge a fee for:

  • An educational service including materials and consumables not defined
  • as instruction, administration and facilities for the education of the student;
  • An education service purchased from a provider other than the school where the  provider charges the school; and
  • A specialised educational program.
  • A school fee directed to the purpose for which it is charged.

School fees for excursions and camps calculated on a cost recovery only basis, according to the number of students who have indicated their attendance.

Participation of students in an excursion or camp is indicated through payment of the excursion or camp fee and provision of a permission form completed by the parent/ carer.

As the school budget cannot meet any shortfalls in funding for an excursion or camp due to the subsequent non-participation of a student who had previously indicated attendance of the activity, fees already paid for an excursion or school camp may be refunded in full or in part or not at all, having regard to the associated expenses incurred and the circumstances of the non-participation.  

All refunds of $25.00 and under will be credited to the student’s account for future use.  However, students who have school fees and accounts outstanding will have all refunds credited to the account to minimise the debt.  Students who do not have any accounts outstanding will have refunds over $25.00 direct deposited into the nominated bank account as directed by the parent/caregiver.