The school has an active parent/carer fundraising group which promotes various events such as raffles, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day stalls and special student lunches. Parents and carers are invited to participate
in school council to contribute to the good governance of the school.
Regular family support meetings are held throughout the year on a variety of topics, for example:
Family Support Meetings
Family Support Meeting are held twice a term with dates published in the newsletter. The Family Support meetings generally run from 9.15 – 10.30am on a Thursday.
JSA is a Victorian State Government school. Fees and charges are set in Term 4 by the School Council and generally do not exceed $500 in total per student, per year (essential, optional and voluntary contributions combined). JSA asks parents/carers to make contributions for essential education items. Parents/carers are encouraged to provide voluntary contributions. Optional education items include the swimming program.
Camps, Sports, Excursion Funding
Online Parent Payments – QKR!
Qkr (pronounced – Quicker) is a FREE app to enable mobile payment for school-based accounts to save parents/guardians time. The app enables parents/guardians to use their smartphones to make all school payments (including Senior School Canteen) without having to give their children cash to carry to school.
For those without access to a smartphone, a web-based version of Qkr is available.
Although the app is a MasterCard initiative, it enables payment from most financial institutions and major credit cards with Safe and Secure MasterCard Technology.
After registering your email address, select ‘Jacana School for Autism’ and follow the prompts. (For those living outside a 10km radius from Jacana School for Autism please go to the search bar and enter ‘JACANA’.)
Getting Started ‘How to’ Guide
Should you have any questions regarding the use of the Qkr app please contact the school. We hope you enjoy this flexibility in managing your school payments.
The school supplies school polo shirts and jackets for students in their primary and secondary years of schooling. Order forms can be obtained from the general office or you can print the order form and return to the general office with payment.
Primary school uniform items (navy pants and windcheaters) can be purchased from department stores.
Secondary school uniform (black pants /shorts and windcheater or jacket) can be purchased from department stores.
Students who attend JSA must meet the eligibility criteria set down by the Department of Education and Training (DET). All students must be funded under the Program for Students with Disabilities – Autism.