Enrolment

For over 180 years Catholic schools have provided education for young Australians and have supported parents and carers in their role as the first educators of their children. In choosing a Catholic school for their children, parents are very conscious that this will involve making a financial contribution towards the cost of providing that education.

The schools of the Archdiocese have been established over many years by the generosity of parents, parishioners and the religious and staff in our Catholic schools.

This school is one of 149 primary and secondary schools that form the Sydney Archdiocesan System of Catholic schools. There are over 62,000 students enroled in these schools. The Catholic Education Office has the responsibility of leading and managing the system of schools.

The funding of these schools is a shared responsibility between Australian and State governments, parents and parishes.

The Australian Government provides about 55% and the State Government about 22% of the income needed to fund the system of schools. The contribution of Governments to the running costs of our schools needs to be recognised, appreciated and also guarded.

Parents contribute over 20% to the funding of the parish primary schools and regional secondary schools of the Archdiocese. This financial contribution is essential to providing the best possible educational opportunities for the students. The continuing support of parents is greatly appreciated.

The fees charged at this school are made up of:

  1. The Archdiocesan Tuition Fee. This fee level is set each year by the Sydney
  2. The Parish School Levy. The income from the levy assists in the repayment of loans for school buildings, repairs and maintenance and building insurance.
  3. Local fees and charges. These are set by the school finance committee and are used to pay for school resources, educational activities, subject charges and other operational costs such as electricity, water, council charges and contents insurance.

For families with more than one child, or with children attending other Catholic schools within the Archdiocesan system of schools, sibling and family discounts apply to the Archdiocesan Tuition Fee and to the Parish School Levy.

A number of fees / charges apply in order to ensure the appropriate resourcing of the school.

Schedule of Fees and Charges 2017

The following is an explanation of the fees structure:

  • Each year, the Catholic Education Office sets a scale of Tuition Fees that all schools must charge. In 2017, this is $1168 (1st child), $1051 (2nd child), $759 (3rd child) and 4th child free. This fee includes student accident cover for school activities.
  • Resource and Book Fee: This is set by the School Finance Committee and is used to pay for books, paper, copying paper, art and craft resources, class reading material and sports equipment, etc. In 2017, the Resource and Book Fee is $166 (per child).
  • Administration Fee: This is set by the School Finance Committee and is used to pay for school educational activities, subject charges and other costs. In 2017, the Administration Fee is $178 (per family)
  • ICT Technology Levy: This is set by the Catholic Education Office and is used to pay for computers, internet, and associated consumables. This is $136 (per student)
  • Excursion Levy: This is set by the School Finance Committee. In 2017, the Excursion Levy will be $70 (per child).
  • Sports Fee: This is set by the School Finance Committee. In 2017, the Sports Fee Levy will be $60 (per child).
  • Parish School Levy: In 2017, this fee is $590 (per family).

Payments

When money is sent to school, it should be enclosed in an envelope with your child's name, class, the amount enclosed and the purpose of the payment. Envelopes are handed to the class teacher or can be handed in at the Office. Receipts for school fees are issued the same day. If you do not receive a receipt, please contact the school immediately. Payment can be made in cash, cheque or by Visa / Mastercard / EFTPOS / B-PAY.

Accounts for School Tuition Fees, Parish School Levy / School Building Levy and other local fees and charges are issued early in each of Terms 1, 2 and 3.

It is expected that accounts will be paid within 28 days of issue of the statement.

Accounts may be paid by cash, cheque, money order, credit card or EFTPOS.

If any family is experiencing genuine financial difficulty in meeting any of the fees, please contact the school to seek an appointment with the Principal.

Enrolment Fee

An Application for Enrolment Fee of $50 should be lodged with this application. This Fee is non-refundable.