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Diane F

School fees in South Australia on a 457 visa

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    Hi, we are currently in the process of applying for a 457 visa for South Australia. We have three children, two of which are school age (9 years and 14 years). Does anyone know what fees we will pay for school - one primary and one secondary?

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    It may differ from school to school, you must speak to authorized person in schools and choose the best for them.

    No, it won’t differ from school to school if the OP enrolls in the government sector as the link above demonstrates there are fixed charges. Private schools are a law unto themselves and can charge what the market will bear. There aren’t any “authorized persons” in schools who would advise on the best for kids other than if, perhaps, they have disabilities where different options may be available. It’s also worth noting that temporary visa holders in SA may enrol in the local school - if there are places available however the implication there is that if there is not a place in the local school they might be directed to another school which has vacancies.

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    The link given above explains. Its a fair whack on a 457. 

    OP, hope you are able to factor in the fees as it will stack up. 

    FWIW, you may want to look at private schools for the amount you can pay for them over state schools on a 457. If you live in an area with good options state school wise its great, but if you don't or you prefer them both at the same school say, look to private. Although for high school the fees are going to be at least a few thousand dollars more per year than the state school 457 fees. Primary you can get private for that or perhaps a bit less if you shop around. Or more. 

     

     

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    Hi, We arrived on a 457 our son went to a state school, Henley High school in SA for two years. Current fees

    Henley High School Materials and Services Charges 2018: $760.00 + Subject Charges

    http://www.henleyhs.sa.edu.au/section/enrolments/fees-charges

    We also had to buy the uniform, sports uniform and a laptop from the school. They aren’t allowed to use there own. 

    They do allow you to pay monthly or fortnightly too. Lots of people have use payment plans for school fees, uniforms etc if you need them. 

    If you choose a state school you will have to live in the catchment area. 

    Henley Beach was a lovely area to live and the schools are brilliant. I highly recommend that area. 

    I hope to move back there once we’re residents. We moved to QLD and I really regret it.

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    The rules changed in SA in 2017/2018 (depending if you were already here or newly arrived) and now you have to pay $5200 per year for primary and $6200 for high school if you are on a 457

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    Yes and these fees are in addition to the usual fees charged by schools to PR and citizens which do vary.


    So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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    OMG, sorry I didn’t know that. We arrived in 2014. That’s going to be so hard for so many people! 

    Our son hasn’t been able to continue his education passed secondary level as he’s classed as an International student and the fees are out of our reach. We’ve applied for PR but we’re on the long wait for processing. 

    The Government are making harder to move here every year.

     

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