What are the school fees?
There are three levels of annual fees to be paid:
- Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Office
- Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Office
- Service fees set by each school.
Sibling Discount on Diocesan Tuition Fees
Sibling discounts apply to Diocesan Tuition Fees payable by a family, where that family is also paying a full Diocesan fee for the eldest sibling. These are included above at 25% discount for the second child, 50% for the third child, and 100% for the fourth and subsequent children. This fee structure applies to all students attending Catholic systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, Archdiocese of Sydney, Diocese of Wollongong, and Diocese of Broken Bay, as well as at St Dominic’s College, Kingswood.
Annual Diocesan Building levy
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 2016 is $735 per family, payable in three equal instalments of $245 payable in terms one, two and three.
The money collected from the levy is paid into a fund from which building costs and loan repayments for these schools, are paid. The levy is not tax deductible.
There will be some other school fees such as enrolment, resources, subject, excursion, and sports fees. These vary from school to school and are explained at the time of enrolment.
The following methods of payment are acceptable for the settlement of School Fees:
Cash, Cheque or Money Order, EFTPOS, Direct Debit, BPAY, Postbillpay, Centrepay Deductions, and Credit Card (Visa & MasterCard only).
If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay fees, please discuss the situation with your school Principal. Your situation will be treated with care and confidentiality and an appropriate arrangement may be made for you.
No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.
If you have any general questions about fees please contact the school.