Financial Payments

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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

School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors. Excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works while sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership.  All are a part of a healthy curriculum.

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is:

  • $125 for primary school students
  • $225 for secondary school students
  • CSEF

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.

How to register

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.