Frequently Asked Questions

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

The SACE is completed over two to three years. There are five compulsory subjects students must complete over Years 10-12 with a ‘C’ or better: Personal Learning Plan, Literacy (2 semesters), Numeracy (1 semester), Research Project. Three full year (20 credit) subjects (or the VET equivalent) must be passed (‘C-‘ or better) at a Stage 2 level. These compulsory subjects total 90 credits. Students need another 110 credits which they can select from Year 11 or Year 12 subject offerings. The SACE has considerable flexibility in that students can also earn credits from Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects, which have a competency focus, as well as Community and Recognized Learning.

Study Supervision

In general terms, Stage 2 students are programmed with 1 line study line. The study line provides students with flexible time to complete set work for their classes, such as revision, research, independent study and drafting.

Students are encouraged to make good use of this time. Study Supervision is held in the Resource Centre; teaching staff are allocated to supervise study periods throughout the week to assist students with their work. Attendance at supervised study is required.

SMS Text Messaging for Student Absences

Edward John Eyre High School sends messages to parents/caregivers when a student is absent from a class.

Midday Text Message: If your child is marked away unexplained for lessons 1, 2 and 3, a message will go out between 12.00pm and 1.00pm alerting you to this. The purpose of this text message is to inform parents/caregivers that their student has not yet attended school that day.

Afternoon Text Message: If your child is marked away unexplained for any lesson during the day (for example, only lessons 1 and 5, or lessons 2, 3 and 6), you will receive a text message between 3.30pm and 4.30pm that afternoon alerting you to this. The purpose of this text message is to inform parents/caregivers of their student missing individual subjects.

You will only receive one text message per day. If you have already received a midday text message, you will not receive an afternoon message.

To clarify these absences or ask for follow up, you can reply to the text message or phone the school. If you have a change of mobile number (or any personal details) please advise the school at your earliest convenience.

Sentral Student Portal

Access to the Sentral Student Portal can be achieved by following the instructions in the attached pdf.

Sentral – Student Portal

School Uniform

The school uniform can be purchased from the EJEHS Uniform Shop (located in the main foyer). The Uniform Shop is open:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 8:15am – 8:45am
  • Wednesdays
    • 3:15pm – 3:45pm

Jumper – $60.00

T-Shirt (black and white available) – $35.00

Shorts – $25.00

Track Pants – $28.00

Year 12 Jumper – $70.00

Dress – $66.00 (order online at: )


Please download the PDF for visuals, or call 8645 7677 for further information.

School Photos

School photos take place in the first few weeks of Term 1. ID cards are generally made available to the school by the end of February.

Providing Notification of Student Absence

To provide notification of a student absence, please phone the Student Services Centre on 8645 7677.


At a Year 12 level, not all subjects have examinations. Examinations are held in all Science and Mathematics subjects, as well as subjects including: Information Technology, Physical Education and Legal Studies. The length of examinations range from 1.5 to 3 hours. At a Year 11 level, students have mid-year and end of year examinations in subjects which lead to examined subjects in Year 12.


Contact the Student Services Centre for information regarding the enrolment process. School Information Packs are available from the Front Office.

Compulsory Materials & Service Charge and Course Fees for 2017

The Compulsory Materials and Services Charge is used to provide students with textbooks, classroom materials and consumables. The school’s operating budget is based on the assumption that Compulsory Material and Services Fees are paid. Under the Education (Councils and Charges) Amendment Act, schools have the legal power to enforce payment of the Compulsory Materials and Services Charge.
The Compulsory Materials and Services Charge is set annually DECD.  There may be additional charges to fees depending on courses selected by students. Please refer to our Curriculum Guide for levies.
Fees for 2017 are: $305

Payment Options

We are pleased to offer EFTPOS/credit card facilities at the front office or Visa and Master Card via the phone for your convenience.

  • Paying by instalments

Arrangements can be made to pay by regular instalments. Forms can be collected from the front office or downloaded here.

  • School Card

Application forms are available from the front office of the school if you are eligible to apply for School Card. You will be liable for the full amount if no application has been submitted and approved by School Card Section prior to 24th November 2017.

  • Bank Transfer

You can make payments via bank transfer from your nominated bank account directly into the schools bank account.

Account Name: Edward John Eyre High School

BSB: 105-127

Account Number: 470022340

Reference: Invoice number

(PLEASE NOTE: Subject fees and Materials & Services charges will need to be paid separately with their own invoice number in order to determine the correct payment for each invoice).

  • Direct Debit

Please fill out a Direct Debit Request form from the front office if you would like the school to deduct from a nominated bank account or credit/debit card. This agreed upon amount can be deducted either weekly, fortnightly or monthly until the invoice is paid in full. Please return completed forms to the front office.

If you have any questions about payment options for 2017 please contact Kate Scarman (Business Manager) on (08) 8645 7677.