School expenses will be charged at the beginning of each term. Total payment for every term is required before the child can commence the next term (i.e. Term 1 must be totally paid before the child begins school in Term 2). Enrollment places for those who have unpaid fees may, at the Board’s discretion, be re-allocated to others waiting to start school.
Fees may be paid by installments/direct bank credit or by prior arrangement with the school. Contact the Office Administrator or Principal for details.
For unpaid accounts the Board will follow the procedures outlined in the Financial policy for the collection thereof – these procedures may be viewed at the school.
The following costs are to be met by parents/caregivers:
- Attendance dues
Attendance dues are compulsory, are paid to the proprietor and are used for capital development.
- Bus Fee
This applies only to those who use the school bus service. The bus picks children up and drops them back at each individual house.
- Technology Fee
All Year 7 and 8 students travel to Ascot Community School each week for Technology and each student must pay a fee to cover costs associated with this privilege.
- After-School Sports Fee
Students who elect to participate in after school sports will be charged the appropriate fee. Fees differ depending on the sport and will be communicated to parents/caregivers during the sign-up process.
- Special Character Donation
This donation is sent to the Proprietors to support teachers in their professional development and appraisal with regard to the Special Character.
We have elected to subsidise stationery and charge a small fee to student accounts for the provision of this equipment. This ensures all students have the correct stationery as required by the classroom teacher.
- Uniform Costs
All students are expected to be in full uniform at the expense of the account holders
2021 School Fee Schedule
The following amounts are charged to the Parents/Caregivers each term on the basis of a four term year per student – all charges are GST inclusive.
$142.50 – funded by Bainfield Adventist Charitable Trust in 2021 & 2022.
Student Bus Fee
One child $100
Two children $185
Three or more children $260
(Four or more children will only pay the same as three children)
$15 – Year 7 & 8 only
Special Character Donation
One child - $25
Two children - 18.75
Three children - $12.50
$20 per student per year
- English (Literacy)
- Mathematics and Statistics (Numeracy)
- Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts
- Learning Languages
Music & Sport
At Southland Adventist Christian School we encourage all students to participate in music and sport. The school choir is well known in the community and sings regularly at various events and community organisations. Membership of the choir is through audition and places are eagerly sought by students.
The following sports programmes may be offered:
- Other sports depending on interest and coaching
SACS's choir, the Voice of Hope, is made up of a select group of singers who audition keenly and who practise once a week during school hours. This choir has been going strong for a number of years.
A variety of songs from many genres are taught and performed with gusto at various venues throughout the year. Their director at present is Mrs Jennifer Henry.
Senior members of the choir also form a smaller select group called the Chimes of Hope, who play chimes in harmony and are a firm favourite during performances.
Enrolment information for parents seeking enrolment at Southland Adventist Christian School
An Enrolment Scheme is in place at Southland Adventist Christian School. For the full Enrolment Scheme, please click here: SACS Enrolment Scheme
State integrated schools select preference students based on the connection to the special character of the school.
- The agent for determining preference is the local church pastor, school chaplain, or designee
- The grounds for preference are the specific or general connection the family has to the beliefs, values, and lifestyle of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
State integrated schools have places for non-preference students.
- This school currently has a maximum of 100 places.
- This school currently has a maximum of 10 non-preference places.
- The school roll is now close to 100% of its maximum and no non-preference places are likely
- Non-Preference places criteria:
- The applicants accept that they will be attending a school of special character and that their place in the school is conditional on their participation in the program.
- The applicants accept that they will be required to pay attendance dues as set by the Proprietor and these are not voluntary.
Non-preference students who cannot enrol immediately may choose to be placed on a waiting list. Students on this list are wait listed by date and number and will be contacted if places become available.
Enrolment information is also available for this school in hard copy from the office. We are excited to be growing and would like to acknowledge the confidence that our parents have in this school to grow our students for eternity.
We are open to all Christian Denominations.
To download an Application, please click here: SACS Application Booklet
Please find below a list of other important school documents. If you have any questions, please contact the school.