School Fees

Diocesan Fees

Ensuring a quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for children


There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

  • Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Office
  • Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Office
  • School-based fees.


Discounts on Fees

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on families and seek to keep the fees as low as possible. No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family's financial circumstances.

There are very significant discounts for the second (25% reduction) and third (50% reduction) children enrolled from the one family. There are no fees for the fourth and subsequent children.

If you have children in other Diocesan schools, please click on the   Sibling Discount Applicable Schools attachment to see if a discount will be automatically applied.

If any of your children attend a school listed where a sibling advice notice is required, please complete and return the   Sibling Registration for Diocesan Tuition Fees form.

Please note that for automatic discounts to apply the residential address on each enrolment form must be the same. It is up to parents to advise schools of other siblings in order to receive the discount. Please note that discounts are not backdated.



Flexible Payment Options

There are a range of options available to assist families with the payment of fees.

No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.

Flexible payment options are offered to all families in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta at the start of each year. This provides families with the opportunity to select a payment plan that best suits their financial circumstances. Payments can be made via direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.



Diocesan Fees

To work out how much the fee is for each child, check the table below.

2018 Annual Fees 1st
Child
100%
2nd
Child
75% 
3rd
Child
50% 
Primary Tuition Fees
      Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
      Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Secondary Tuition Fees
      Years 7 – 8 $ 2,100 $ 1,575 $ 1,050
      Years 9 – 10 $ 2,331 $ 1,749 $ 1,167
      Years 11 – 12 $ 2,976 $ 2, 232 $ 1,488
Building Levy (one per family) $ 783
Temporary Residents (K – 12) $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

Note: No charge for 4th+ children


Please note that a term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees will be payable.

Diocesan Building Levy

The Diocesan Building Levy enables us, through our capital works program, to meet the demand for new schools and new classes in high growth areas, and to continue to maintain all schools to a high standard. All families with one or more children in a Parramatta Diocesan school (or at St Dominic's College Kingswood) are required to pay the annual Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Building Levy.

 

Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR is payable per each new student on the following visa numbers:
173, 401, 402, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 426, 427, 428, 442, 456, 457, 459, 462, 476, 485, 497, 580, 600, 601, 651, 675, 676, 679, 685, 884, 944, 956, 976 and 977 including where any of these are the preceding visas for families on bridging visas 010 to 090.

 


School-Based Fees

Each school also charges fees that go toward resources that may include excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days.

Resource Fee Each year a resource fee is charged per child. This fee covers a range of resources including stationery, visual art supplies, exercise books, mathematics equipment, paper and printing costs, and class reading resources. ($135 per child - $45 per term, Term 1-3)
Technology Fee A technology fee is charged per family each year. This fee covers the ongoing maintenance and upgrade of technology and the resources and equipment for all Key Learning Areas.
($75 per family, $25 per term, Term 1-3)
Swimming Fee A swimming fee is charged per child Kindergarten to Year 6 .
($120 per child, $40 per term, Term 1-3)
Excursion Fee An excursion fee is charged for each child each year. This fee covers the external planned class excursions and incursions as well as all extracurricular activities such as the swimming and athletics carnivals. ($90 per child, $30 per term, Term 1-3)
Camp Collaroy
(Year 6)
Please note that in addition, Year 6 students have a three day camp at Collaroy. The cost of this in 2017 is $330
($330 per family, $100 per term, Term 1-3)
Parent Contribution levy
(Biannual and not applicable in 2017)
Every alternate year from the Parish School Fete, a Parent Contribution levy is charged in place of continual fundraising by the Parents and Friends Association. The money raised is spent to purchase items presented by the Principal and agreed upon by the Parents and Friends at the Term One Parents and Friends meeting.
($45 per family, $15 per term, Term 1-3)
Administration Charge A fee is charged for the retrieval and photocopies of school records requested by parents, additional to those provided by the school.
($5)

 


Financial difficulty

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay fees, please discuss the situation with your school Principal. Your situation will be treated with care and confidentiality and an appropriate arrangement may be made for you.

No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.



Method of Payment

We accept cash, cheque, credit and EFTPOS for payment. For your convenience, payment can also be made at any Australia Post branch or via the internet through BPAY.



Further Information

Contact the school for further details regarding fees and making payments.

 

Byallawa Scheme

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme

 

BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you

 

Scholarship Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.