School Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

 

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

Learn more about how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Patrick's Primary for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $4-9 a day for a child in Kindergarten*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Kindergarten 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,206 $903 $603
Resource Fee $117 $117 $117 $117
Activity Fee $210 $210 $210 $210
Family Levy (one per family) $138      
TOTAL $2,337 $1,230 $930 $327

 

Year 1 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $117 $117 $117 $117
Activity Fee $210 $210 $210 $210
Family Levy (one per family) $138      
TOTAL $2,688 $1,494 $1,107 $327

 

Year 2 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $117 $117 $117 $117
Activity Fee $210 $210 $210 $210
Family Levy (one per family) $138      
TOTAL $2,688 $1,494 $1,107 $327

 

Year 3 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $117 $117 $117 $117
Activity Fee $255 $255 $255 $255
Family Levy (one per family) $138      
TOTAL $2,733 $1,539 $1,152 $372

 

Year 4 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $117 $117 $117 $117
Activity Fee $255 $255 $255 $255
Family Levy (one per family) $138      
TOTAL $2,733 $1,539 $1,152 $372

 

Year 5 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $117 $117 $117 $117
Activity Fee $126 $126 $126 $126
Overnight Excursion $260 $260 $260 $260
Overnight Meal $55 $55 $55 $55
Family Levy (one per family) $138      
TOTAL $2,919 $1,725 $1,338 $558

 

Year 6 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $117 $117 $117 $117
Activity Fee $126 $126 $126 $126
Overnight Excursion $260 $260 $260 $260 
Overnight Meal $55 $55 $55 $55
Family Levy (one per family) $138      
TOTAL $2,919 $1,725 $1,338 $558

 


Further Information

Resource Fee

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.

Activity Fee

The activity fee covers a range of activities and excursions and varies depending on the year group. Students in Years K-4 participate in a two-week Intensive Swimming Program at the Royal Lifesaving Aquatic Centre, Seven Hills, in Term 3. 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 fees are also included per child for Years K-6 covering 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. Stage 3 attends an overnight Formation Camp each year and a Canberra Excursion in alternate years.

Family Levy (per family)

The family levy enables the school to provide updated technology to support the classroom learning. It also provides the school with the revenue formerly raised by School Fetes. It is supplemented by other small fundraising activities conducted by the Fundraising Committee of the Parents & Friends Association.

 

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact St Patrick's by phone on (02) 8869 6000 weekdays between 8:30am and 3:30pm.

 

 

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.