School Fees

Diocesan 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.

2018 ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
1st
Child 100%
2nd
Child 75%
3rd
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $ 2,100 $ 1,575 $ 1,050
Years 9 – 10 $ 2,331 $ 1,749 $ 1,167
Years 11 – 12 $ 2,976 $ 2,232 $ 1,488
Building Levy One Levy per Family $ 783
Temporary Residents Years K-12 $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

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.


Our Lady of the Rosary School-based Fees - 2017

Resource fee

Resource fees are payable once a year in Term 1. The current fee is $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.