School Fees

Diocesan 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.


School-based Fees

Resource fee

Resource fees are payable once a year in Term 1. The current fee is&nbsp$125 and provides for all books and learning materials. Any Kindergarten 2018 and new enrolments will automatically have their enrolment fee deducted from their school fees.

Swimming and Water Safety Program Fee

Years 2, 3 & 4 only. $114.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $38.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3, so parents have the opportunity to make the payments over 3 terms instead of a lump sum in Term 4.

Special Programs and Events Fee

The special projects and events fee will be charged as follows:

Kinder - $66.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $22.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3.
Year 1 & 2 - $66.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $22.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3.
Years 3-6 - $63.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $21.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3.

The learning programs included in this fee are:

 Yrs K-6 Gymnastics Program $25  Don Bosco $12 (3 visits per year)
 Yrs 3-6 only Athletics Carnival $6  Musica viva $8
 Book Week Author/Illustration Visit $8  PBS4L Show/Play/Incursion $6
 Kinder, Yrs 1 & 2 only Ditto Show $5  Kinder only Living Eggs $4
 Year 2 Only Science Investigation Activity $6  Year 1 only Butterfly Adventures $4

Grade Excursions

The class excursion fee will be added to school fees for 2017, at a cost of $30 per year, divided into 3 payments of $10 for Terms 1, 2 & 3, so parents have the opportunity to make the payments over 3 terms instead of a lump sum at the time of the excursion, excluding Year 5 & 6 Camps.

Financial hardship

From time to time, most families find that the cost of living and bringing up their families stretches their income to the limit. 

If you are experiencing any difficulty regarding the payment of school fees, please make an appointment with the Principal.



Payment of fees

Payment of school fees can be via an envelope to the office as detailed above or the school office has eftpos facilities available for use in office hours.

As well as the above, school fees can now be paid at any Post Office or via BPAY by following the instructions on the bottom of your statement.