School Fees

Catholic systemic schools aim to keep their fees as low as possible and can provide flexible payment arrangements for families. Students who meet the enrolment criteria will not be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to afford school fees. Schools are able to reduce or waive fees for families suffering financial hardship.

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

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 school children.


Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees can be paid upfront at the start of the year or as three equal payments in Terms 1, 2 and 3. To work out how much the fee is for each child, check the table below.


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


TERM FEES Charged in
Terms 1,2 & 3
1st
Child
2nd
Child
3rd
Child
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $377 $283 $189
Years 1 – 6 $487 $365 $244
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $676 $507 $338
Years 9 – 10 $750 $563 $375
Years 11 – 12 $958 $719 $479

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. This levy has replaced the various building levies that parents previously paid to school building funds (managed by either parishes or schools). The levy for 2017 is $756 per family, payable in three equal instalments of $252 payable in Terms 1, 2 and 3.



Annual Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents

The Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents for 2017 is $1,869 per student, payable in three equal instalments of $623 in Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee applies to new students 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.

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.

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