THE FUTURE DOESN'T STAND STILL
NOR SHOULD YOUR DAUGHTER.
Strathcona is the catalyst of a life-shaping momentum, ensuring each girl discovers a trajectory as unique and full of potential as she is. In essence, Strathcona affords its girls the opportunity to discover who they really are, and to pursue their life’s potential by being themselves. Or, put another way: unstoppable girls begin at Strathcona.
There is a $200.00 non-refundable, non-transferable fee applicable to the submission of an Application for Enrolment form for all students, excluding children of alumnae.
Enrolment Fee (Prep to Year 12)
In accordance with our Fee Policy and Business Regulations Notice and Terms and Conditions (attached) a non-refundable, non-transferable Confirmation Fee of $2,000.00 is required to secure an enrolment (in addition to signing and returning the acceptance paperwork). Please note that $1,000.00 from this Fee will be credited to your first year’s Tuition Fee Invoice when she completes the full year at Strathcona Girls Grammar. For further details, please refer to our Fees Schedule and Business Regulations.
Enrolment Fee (ELC)
In accordance with our Fee Policy and Business Regulations Notice and Terms and Conditions (attached) a non-refundable, non-transferable Confirmation Fee of $1,000.00 is required to secure an ELC enrolment (in addition to signing and returning the acceptance paperwork). Where a 4 Year Old student progresses to Prep, a $1,000 discount is applied to the first year’s fee when the student completes a full year of Prep.
Prep to Year 12
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Please note that the Per Annum amount above includes both tuition and the relevant composite fee. All fees and charges are applicable for 2021 only and are subject to review at any time. Additionally, all fees and charges referred to are in $AUD. To access full details on Strathcona’s Terms & Conditions, Fees Policy and Business Regulations Notice please download the following1
Early Learning Centre
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Please note that the Per Annum amount above includes both tuition and the relevant composite fee. All fees and charges are applicable for 2021 only and are subject to review at any time. Additionally, all fees and charges referred to are in $AUD.
Strathcona Girls Grammar is a learning community committed to providing an education journey from our Early Learning Centre to Year 12. A proportion of funds raised or fees collected by the School may be used to support the operation of the Early Learning Centre.
To access full details on Strathcona’s Terms & Conditions, Fees Policy and Business Regulations Notice please download the following:
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Please note that the Per Annum amount above includes both tuition and the relevant composite fee. All fees and charges are applicable for 2021 only and are subject to review at any time. Additionally, all fees and charges referred to are in $AUD. To access full details on Strathcona’s Terms & Conditions, Fees Policy and Business Regulations Notice please download the following:
There are multiple payment arrangements available to our parents and our Business Office is always available should you have any questions or concerns.
There is currently a termly option (four equal instalments in November, February, May, and August) and a monthly option (10 instalments from November to August) available to our parents. Additionally, you have the option to pay the whole year in advance by 30 November (the year prior to commencement) to qualify for the 3% discount (see more below).
A 10% sibling discount applies to the second member of a family and a 15% fee concession to subsequent members of a family who are attending the School at the one time. It does not apply to the first family member or to students in receipt of any other concession or scholarship. If the first family member leaves the School, either because they have completed their studies or for any other reason, the discount will cease.
Early Payment Discount
Payment of the annual tuition fees in full by 30 November (the year prior to commencement) will receive a 3% discount. Please note that discounts are not applicable to families with Bursary or Special Concession arrangements.
Strathcona girls wear their uniforms with pride. Be it for summer, winter or sport, our uniforms can be purchased both new and second-hand.
Our uniform supplier is Dobsons. Dobsons stock a complete range of Strathcona uniform along with hair ribbon, school shoes and alteration services. Dobsons can deliver to your home or office within 48 hours. Download the Dobsons Uniform Price Lists below:
Strathcona has a Second-hand Uniform Shop that is run by volunteer members of the Strathcona Family Association (SFA). Their valuable assistance allows families to purchase good quality used uniforms and enjoy significant savings. Our Second-hand Uniform Shop is typically open on Wednesdays during school term only (Mornings: 8.00-9.15am and Afternoons: 3.00-4.15pm), and it also opens at unique times such as Orientation Day. Please note that our Uniform Shop is on a donation basis only.
Strathcona has thoughtfully considered the books designated to students and subjects, and tailored these resources to suit the needs of our curriculum delivery.
Each year, Strathcona partners with Campion Education as our booklist provider. Booklists become available for every year level in approximately November. Campion can deliver these books directly to your home or to our school. Access the available 2020 Booklists below:
Our school has partnered with the Sustainable School Shop. This service is very accessible online, it preferences our school first and then provides access to buy and sell items with families attending other nearby schools. Available to review is second‐hand textbooks, calculators, stationery, musical equipment and more. Additional details are available on MyStrathcona.
Technology is embedded into every subject in the curriculum, from ELC to Year 12, in a very intentional manner. Strathcona offers a technology-enriched learning environment, where technology is taught explicitly in a number of subjects.
For more information about what this looks like across our school, please refer to the below:
Technology has great power within the learning process. It can be used to create new learning opportunities, like a video conference with an expert from across the world or a VR simulation of a cell in the bloodstream. It can spark creativity, enable students to encounter different points of view and new sources of information or challenge them to reach beyond the boundaries of the school to create change in the world. For students to use technology in a supported and safe manner, we have designed the programs at Strathcona for it to be deployed in an ‘age and stage’ appropriate manner.
Every student in our Prep to Year 4 cohorts enjoys the use of an iPad provided by Strathcona. This iPad lives at school and students are also able to utilise school provided laptops.
In Junior School, students start their journey using the visual touch environment of iPads. As their skills grow and the STEAM program of the school becomes more advanced, they are allocated school-owned laptops for use at school. Students are in a more contained sandbox, limited in what software can be installed.
Every student from Year 5 to Year 6 enjoys the use of a laptop provided by Strathcona. This laptop lives at school and students are also able to utilise school provided iPads.
In Years 7 and 8, we facilitate our students to actively learn how to use devices responsibly. Students need opportunities to explore more advanced software and are explicitly taught how to use software correctly and manage these devices. Teachers set expectations for how and when devices are used in class. A set device has been chosen for these years to aid in this direct instruction; it includes a pen, which allows the school to help students use the device for notetaking, annotation and creativity. As a family-owned device, they are able to take it home and use it outside of school to extend their learning, and it is also able to be utilised in the BYOD program in future years.
As part of their enrolment at Strathcona, students in Years 7 and 8 are provided with licenses for industry-level software to aid in their learning program. This includes (for 2020) the Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative suites and more.
Strathcona has partnered with CompNow to provide a purchase platform.
By Year 9, students are confident in their management and use of laptops at Strathcona. They have the knowledge on how to use a variety of software tools and need less direct instruction. In recognition of this, the students are now in a restricted BYOD device program, which means that they may use any device (Windows or macOSX) that meets the minimum specifications needed to run the software required at school. It is expected that many students will continue to use their laptops from the Year 7 and 8 program, but this is not mandated. Once again, students are expected to comply with teacher expectations about the responsible use of their device, with consequences to encourage the development of self regulation.
Our BYOD program continues until their VCE. Parents are encouraged to consider the pathway that their daughter is choosing when selecting a device, recognising that some students may choose pathways that require different devices. A student undertaking media and design subjects may benefit from a more powerful device than a student who is primarily studying science and mathematics subjects.