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.

  Flexible Payment Plans

 

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education. 

  Access the Payment Portal

 

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.

 

More on how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Joseph's Primary for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $6-$8 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 d180s 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 $147 $147 $147 $147
Activity Fee $150 $150 $150 $150
Family Levy (one per family) $66      
TOTAL $2,373 $1,200 $900 $297

 

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 $147 $147 $147 $147
Activity Fee $150 $150 $150 $150
Family Levy (one per family) $66      
TOTAL $2,724 $1,464 $1,077 $297

 

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 $147 $147 $147 $147
Activity Fee $150 $150 $150 $150
Family Levy (one per family) $66      
TOTAL $2,724 $1,464 $1,077 $297

 

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 $147 $147 $147 $147
Activity Fee $198 $198 $198 $198
Family Levy (one per family) $66      
TOTAL $2,772 $1,512 $1,125 $345

 

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 $147 $147 $147 $147
Activity Fee $198 $198 $198 $198
Family Levy (one per family) $66      
TOTAL $2,772 $1,512 $1,125 $345

 

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 $147 $147 $147 $147
Activity Fee $198 $198 $198 $198
Overnight Excursion $180 $180 $180 $180
Overnight Meal $45 $45 $45 $45
Family Levy (one per family) $66      
TOTAL $2,997 $1,737 $1,350 $570

 

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 $147 $147 $147 $147
Activity Fee $198 $198 $198 $198
Overnight Excursion $180 $180 $180 $180
Overnight Meal $45 $45 $45 $45
Family Levy (one per family) $66      
TOTAL $2,997 $1,737 $1,350 $570

 

  • Resource Fee: This fee covers all exercise books, other supplies and photocopying.

  • The Activity Fee (K - 2): This fee covers excursions, visiting performances and activities planned as a whole school, grade or class.

  • The Activity Fee (3 - 6): This fee covers excursions, visiting performances and activities planned as a whole school, grade or class.

  • Family Levy: Charged per family per year, this fee covers maintenance and continuing upgrade of hardware as well as the acquisition of software and professional development.
 

Outstanding Fees

A reminder notice for outstanding fees will be sent two weeks fr45 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.



Further Information

Contact the school office weekdays between 8:00am and 3:00pm on 8869 8100 to make further enquiries regarding the payment of fees.

 


Support Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about fees support

The Bishop Manning Support Fund provides full or part assistance to 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 Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

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

 

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