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.

 


Diocesan Fees

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

2017 ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
1st
Child 100%
2nd
Child 75%
3rd
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $ 1,131 $ 849 $ 567
Years 1 – 6 $ 1,461 $ 1,095 $ 732
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $ 2,028 $ 1,521 $ 1,014
Years 9 – 10 $ 2,250 $ 1,689 $ 1,125
Years 11 – 12 $ 2,874 $ 2,157 $ 1,437
Building Levy One Levy per Family $ 756
Temporary Residents Years K-12 $ 1,869 $ 1,869 $ 1,869

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.

Annual School based fees

  • Resource Fee: $141 per student per year - $47 payable i Term1, Term 2 and Term 3. This fee covers all exercise books, other supplies and photocopying.

  • The Activity Fee: $99 per student per year - $33 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. This fee covers excursions, visiting performances and activities planned as a whole school, grade or class. Please note these fees do not include Stage 3's overnight excursion - this will be an additional charge in Term 2.

  • The Technology Fee: $60 per family per year - $20 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3.  This fee covers maintenance and continuing upgrade of hardware as well as the acquisition of software and professional development.
  • Dance Fever Fee: $45 per student per year - $15 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. This fee covers 10 weeks of curriculum compliant program providing students with essential learning experiences that develop knowledge, understanding and skills in physical activity and social etiquette. 
  • Gymnastics Program: $43.50 for students Year 3 to Year 6 - $14.50 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. This fee covers 10 weeks of curriculum compliant program providing all round physical development, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, agility and sound posture.


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 two weeks 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.



Further Information

Contact the school office weekdays between 8:00am and 3:00pm on 9626 1328 to make further enquiries regarding the payment of fees.

 


  • Resource Fee: $141 per student per year - $47 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. This fee covers all exercise books, other supplies and photocopying.
  • The Activity Fee: $99 per student per year - $33 payable in Term 1,Term 2  and Term 3. This fee covers excursions, visiting performances,  and activities planned as a whole school, grade or class. Please note this fee does not include Stage 3's overnight excursion - this will be an additional charge.

  • The Technology Fee: $60 per family per year -$20 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. This fee covers maintenance and continuing upgrade of hardware as well as the acquisition of software and professional development.
  • Dance Fever Fee: $45 per student per year - $15 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. This fee covers 10 weeks of a curriculum compliant program providing students with essential learning experiences that develop knowledge, understanding and skills in physical activity and social etiquette.
  • Gymnastics Program:  $43.50 for students Year 3 - Year 6 - $14.50 payable in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. 10 weeks of a curriculum compliant program providing all round physical development – muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, agility and sound posture.

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.

 

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