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 fees as low as possible. Catholic systemic schools aim to keep their fees as low as possible, and significant sibling discounts are given. Students who meet enrolment criteria will not be refused enrolment because of a families’ genuine inability to afford school fees.
Diocesan Tuition Fees
Diocesan School Fees are annual fees charged in Terms 1, 2 and 3 as follows:
|Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees (as one instalment)|
|Per Annum per Student 2017|| 1st child
|| 2nd child
| 3rd child
|Years 1 - 6||$1,461||$1,095||$732|
Note: No tuition fees are applicable for fourth and subsequent children where all children attend a Diocesan systemic school.
The 2017 term rate for each of the first three terms is as follows:
Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees (as 3 equal instalments)
|Per Term per Student 2017||1st child||2nd child||3rd child|
|Years 1 - 6||$487||$365||$244|
All families with one or more children in a Parramatta diocesan school are required to pay a building levy. This levy has replaced the various levies that parents previously paid to school building funds (managed by either parishes or schools). The money collected from the levy is paid into a fund from which all building costs and loan repayments for schools in the diocese are paid. The levy is not tax deductible.
The levy for 2017 is $756 per family, payable in 3 equal instalments of $252 in Terms 1, 2 and 3.
There will be some other school-based fees such as enrolment, resources, excursion and maintenance fees. These vary from school to school and will be explained at the time of enrolment.
The General Contribution Fee covers all School based Fees such as:
- Excursions - with the exception of overnight camps which will be billed accordingly
- Extra Curricular Activities
- Classroom Consumables
- Other Teaching Expenses
The fee for each child is $465 per year ($155 per term x 3).
School Fee Accounts
A Statement of Account is distributed at the beginning of each Term.
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.
A reminder notice for outstanding fees will be sent 30 days 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.