Thank you for choosing Joseph Banks Secondary College for your child’s secondary education. Whether you are a new or existing family we are confident that as a school community we will provide multiple opportunities for your child to achieve success in an innovative learning environment.

In preparation for the coming school year, the information below will assist in the transition of your child to the next year of school. In the interest of sustainability, hard copies will not be posted home. We do have a number of printed copies in the office, so you are welcome to come into Main Reception if you would like a copy.

Please note that due to the replacement and maintenance of refrigerated air-conditioning units, Joseph Banks Secondary College will close on Friday 18 December 2020 at 4.00pm and will reopen on Monday 25 January 2021 at 8.00am. Office hours when we reopen are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm. If you have any queries, please contact the College on 9303 7400.

On behalf of the Joseph Banks Secondary College staff, we would like to thank you for your support, involvement and contributions to our College throughout the year. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday and look forward to continuing our learning journey with your child in 2021.




Start of the School Year 2021

The first day of school for students is Monday 1 February 2021.

Year 7 Students should assemble at the front of The Grove Gymnasium at 8:45am. Once school commences, students will be invited into the Gymnasium for a brief assembly before being directed into class groups. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend this assembly.

New Middle School or Senior School students should report to the either the Middle School or Senior School Reception to receive their timetable and be introduced to their community.

Existing students should report to their period 1 class, as per their timetable on SEQTA.

For more information: Click to go to the Map and School Times




Stationery List 2021

The resources required for 2021 are available to purchase from Campion Education and using the access code ‘3RYR’.

Please ensure you order online before Friday, 11 December 2020 to ensure your books are delivered before the start of the school year.

If you would prefer to post your order to Campion, please download the Resource List from below. complete and post to:  Campion, 751 Marshall Road, Malaga WA 6090.  Please ensure you allow plenty of time for delivery of your order due to the recent changes made by Australia Post and keep a copy of your order as the original will be retained by Campion.

                                                            • If you are unsure what subjects have been selected, please contact the College on 9303 7400 to request a copy of your Contributions and Charges sheet.



                                                              Contribution and Charges

                                                              Your 2021 Contributions and Charges Statements will be mailed in the week commencing Monday 23 November 2020. Please note they have been mailed out in year groups, so you may not receive all your children’s statements at once (if you have multiple children in different year groups).

                                                              As per Government policy, all students are able to access an education program that satisfies the requirements of the curriculum and is within the prescribed maximum voluntary contribution limit of $235.

                                                              The Contributions and Charges that parents/guardians pay is used by the school to fund the cost of materials and services directly used by students. The success of our programs across all Learning Areas is directly related to the equipment and resources that we can afford to incorporate into the teaching and learning opportunities we provide. Specialised programs are high cost options and attract compulsory charges.

                                                              Payment Plan Agreement

                                                              To set up a Payment Plan Agreement, please complete and return the below form to Main Reception. Please note payments have to be set up regularly through your online banking to our account:

                                                              Payment Options

                                                              Payments can be made over the phone on 9303 7400, at the College in Main Reception only or via Direct Debit/Electronic Funds Transfer. Our bank details are provided below:

                                                              Name: Joseph Banks Secondary College
                                                              BSB: 066 158
                                                              ACC: 1032 55 53
                                                              Ref: Student full name and contact class (found on the Contributions and Charges Invoice)

                                                              Secondary Assistance Scheme/ABSTUDY Supplement Information

                                                              The Western Australian Department of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs.

                                                              Secondary Assistance Scheme up to $350
                                                              ABSTUDY up to $79

                                                              Parents/guardians must apply for each school year (annually) – applications do not carry forward to future years.

                                                              To check your eligibility please review the below documents, application forms must be completed at Main Reception by 1 April 2021. 

                                                                                        • Anticipated Additional Costs 2021

                                                                                          In Accordance with the School Education Act 1999, Joseph Banks Secondary College must provide information to parents/guardians that include a maximum estimate of anticipated additional costs for students before the beginning of the school year. Please be aware that these services, facilities and activities are not confirmed and may not occur during the school year. Payment for these will be requested at the time they occur.

                                                                                                                                                              • Saver Plus Information

                                                                                                                                                                Saver Plus supports families and individuals on a tight budget to develop lasting savings habits through a financial education program. Join Australia’s award winning free financial education and matched savings program and receive up to $500 for you or your children’s education.

                                                                                                                                                                For more information: Click to go to the Save Plus website




                                                                                                                                                                Mobile Phone Policy

                                                                                                                                                                In 2019, the State Government announced a new Student Mobile Phones in Public Schools policy to take effect from the start of Term 1, 2020. The policy requires all public schools to implement a ban on the use of mobile phones for all students from the time they arrive at school to the end of the school day. This extends to the use of smart watches which need to be on airplane mode during this period. The policy aims to reduce distractions in class and improve student engagement.

                                                                                                                                                                In the policy, secondary students are allowed to have their phones in their possession, but must turn them off and keep them out of sight until the end of school. Exceptions are allowed for students who have approval from their Leading Teacher to use a phone to monitor health conditions, or where teachers give students permission to use mobile phones for a specific purpose.

                                                                                                                                                                If your child needs to contact you, they can do so through their Learning Community or Main Reception. Likewise, if you need to get a message to your child, you can call the College on 9303 7400.



                                                                                                                                                                Information and Communication Technology – New Students commencing in 2021

                                                                                                                                                                To prepare your child’s iPad for access to the College WiFi, please deliver your iPad to the IT Service Desk, preferably prior to the commencement of Term 1, 2021.

                                                                                                                                                                Parents are welcome to drop their iPad off to Main Reception before the end of school year, however they must ensure they are collected before 17 December 2020, otherwise they will be stored onsite, securely, over the school holidays. iPads can be delivered to the College’s Main Reception from Monday 25 January 2021 between 8am and 4pm or at any of the following times:

                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday 19 January 2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 20 January 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 21 January 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                Friday 22 January 2021 from 9:00am to 11:00am

                                                                                                                                                                Due to the volume of iPads that will need to be processed by the IT Service Desk, it may take up to one week for your iPad to be configured and you will be contacted once the iPad is ready to be picked up. The Operating System on the iPad may need to be updated or reinstalled by the IT Service Desk.



                                                                                                                                                                                    Transport Information

                                                                                                                                                                                    Transperth offers two bus routes for students, 390s and 391s.

                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information call 13 62 13: Click to go to the Transperth website

                                                                                                                                                                                    Getting your kids Transperth Ready: Click to go to Get On Board


                                                                                                                                                                                    SmartRider cards are the only form of student photographic ID, it is used as a travel card for Transperth services, a library card at the College and a concession card at various venues.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Year 7 students will have their photo taken in the first week of school to get their complimentary first SmartRider. New students in other years are also eligible for a new SmartRider, they just have to go to Main Reception to place an order. All replacement SmartRiders cost $5 and can be ordered at Main Reception. SmartRiders take about 2 weeks to arrive at the College, all students are direct messaged through SEQTA when to collect their SmartRider from Main Reception.



                                                                                                                                                                                    Uniform Information

                                                                                                                                                                                    The last day to purchase uniform on site will be Thursday 26 November from 8:00am to 10:30am.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Tudor Uniforms showroom is open at 1/75 Excellence Drive, Wangara 6065. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, the can be contacted on 08 9408 2666.

                                                                                                                                                                                    The latest Uniform Price list is available for download below:

                                                                                                                                                                                    For further information on our Uniform Shop and Dress Code please visit the links below:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Click to go to our Uniform Shop

                                                                                                                                                                                    Click to go to the Student Dress Code

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