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.

Flexible payment options are offered to all families in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta at the start of each year. This provides families with the opportunity to select a payment plan that best suits their financial circumstances. Payments can be made via direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

  Direct Debit Request Service Agreement

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund, please contact Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email

Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.

Diocesan Fees

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

2018 Annual Fees 1st
Primary Tuition Fees
      Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
      Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Secondary Tuition Fees
      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 per family) $ 783
Temporary Residents (K – 12) $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

Note: No charge for 4th+ children

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 - 2018

Resource fee

Resource fees are payable once a year in Term 1. The current fee is $129.00 and provides for all books and learning materials. Any Kindergarten 2018 and new enrolments will automatically have their $100.00 enrolment fee deducted from their school fees.


Special Programs and Events Fee

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

 Kinder $108.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $36.00 for Terms 1, 2 and 3.
 Year 1  $123.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $41.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3.
 Year 2  $234.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $78.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3.
 Years 3-4  $222.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $74.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3.
 Years 5-6  $105.00 per year, divided into 3 payments of $38.00 for Terms 1, 2 & 3.


The learning programs included in this fee are:

 Yrs K-6 Gymnastics Program - $33  Don Bosco $12 (3 visits per year)
 Camp Quality Puppet Show - FREE  Life Ed - $10
 Book Week Author/Illustration Visit - $6  PBS4L Show/Play/Incursion - $5
 Kinder, Yrs 1 & 2 only: Ditto Show - $6  Kinder only: Living Eggs - $6
 Year 1 Only: Science Fizzics - $15  Year 1 only:  Butterfly Adventures - $6
 Year 2 Only:  Science Fizzics - $15  Yrs 3-6 only:  Athletics Carnival - $6
 Years 2, 3 & 4 Only: Swimming & Water Safety Program - $117.00

 Grade Excursions - $30.00   (For Years 5 & 6 this is a deposit for Camp. Overnight excursions will be charged separately)


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.