School 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.

  Direct Debit Request Service Agreement



Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund, please contact Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email EnterpriseServiceDesk@parra.catholic.edu.au.

Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.



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 $114 (Years K - 6 2018) 

The Resource Fee supports student learning in each Key Learning Area: classroom equipment including visual art supplies, exercise books, stationery and diaries, for Mathematics equipment, for Literacy, Library and Religious Education resources and administration costs such as paper and printing.


Family Levy $129

This is made up of the following:

  • Technology Fee (per family)
    The Technology Fee is per family per annum. This fee enables the school to provide updated technology to support the classroom learning.

  • Fundraising Educational Fee (per family)
    The P& F Fee is per family per annum. This fee has been set to provide the school with the much needed revenue formerly raised by School Fetes. It is supplemented by other small fundraising activities conducted by the Fundraising Committee of the P & F.

Activity Fee $252 (K-4)


Activity Fee $125 (5-6)

This is made of the following:

  • Intensive Swimming Program (Years K - 4)
    A Swimming Fee per student is part of the Physical Education Program. Students in Years K-4 participate in a two-week Intensive Swimming Program at the Royal Lifesaving Aquatic Centre, Seven Hills, in Term 3.

  • Gymnastics Program (Years 3 - 6)
    Gymnastics Fee per student is part of the Physical Education Program. Students in Years 3-6 participate in a program where qualified instructors teach the skills of gymnastics at school each week for ten weeks in Term 1.

  • Excursion Fee (Years K - 6)
    An Excursion fee per child for Years K-6 covers the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, St Patrick’s Day, class excursions and any incursions held at the school. For Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) the fee includes Leadership, Mercy Retreat and Voice of Youth.

Overnight Excursion $340

Stage 3 attends a Formation Camp & or Canberra Excursion in alternate years.



Flexible Payment Options

Flexible payment options are offered to all families. This provides you with the opportunity to select a payment method and plan that best suits your circumstances. School fee payment methods include cash, cheque, direct debit, credit card, EFTPOS, BPay, Australia Post BPay, and deductions from Centrelink payments. Payments can also be made on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge and by arrangement with the School Finance Officer.



Outstanding Fees

A reminder notice for outstanding fees will be sent 30 days from the date of the original statement. However, if you encounter unexpected changes to your financial circumstances that may make it difficult to pay your fees on time, please make an immediate appointment with the Principal who will respond to your situation with care and confidentiality. You may also need to bring supporting documents to show your financial situation.

 

 

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

 

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.