School Fees 2022

 

General School Fees Information

After careful consideration and consultation, Bishop Brian Mascord has approved a recommendation from the Director of Schools to increase Primary and Secondary tuition fees by 2% for the 2022 school year. This moderate increase has been applied in line with annual cost increases due to inflation and rises in educational costs.

There are three levels of annual fees to be paid:

  1. Tuition Fees;
  2. Primary School SEDSO Building Levy OR Secondary School Building Fund Levy; and
  3. School-Based Fees.
     

Diocesan Fee Management Policy

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DIOCESAN School FEEs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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FEES

1) TUITION FEES

PRIMARY school TUITION FEES 2022

Kindergarten - Year 6      $1,746 per annum, per family

SECONDARY school TUITION FEES 2022

Years 7 - 8     $1,900 per annum, per student 
Years 9 - 10    $2,051 per annum, per student
Years 11 - 12    $2,550 per annum, per student

K-12 school TUITION FEES 2022

Kindergarten - Year 6     $1,379 per annum, per student
Years 7 - 8    $1,900 per annum, per student
Years 9 - 10    $2,051 per annum, per student
Years 11 - 12    $2,550 per annum, per student

SIBLING DISCOUNTS (secondary and K-12 schools)

2nd child:  25% discount
3rd child:  50% discount
4th child+:  100% discount
  

2) ANNUAL BUILDING FUND LEVY 2022 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The Parish School Enhancement and Debt Servicing Obligation (SEDSO) is the annual building levy for Catholic primary schools. Bishop Mascord has approved a recommendation from the Parish Central SEDSO Council to raise the SEDSO levy for 2022 to $1,130 per family.

SECONDARY and K-12 SCHOOLS

The Secondary Building Fund Levy is determined annually and income from the levy is allocated to the capital and maintenance costs of secondary school buildings and facilities. For 2022, the Secondary Building Fund Levy is $1,095 per student, per annum.

A 50% sibling discount on the Building Fund Levy applies for the 2nd child enrolled in the school and a full 100% sibling discount on the Building Levy applies for the 3rd (and for any additional children). Sibling discounts do not apply across schools. Please note that families enrolling a child in a systemic school in the Diocese of Wollongong are still required to pay the full building fund levy even if they have another child enrolled at a non-systemic school in the Diocese of Wollongong or a child in any Catholic school in another diocese.
 

3) SCHOOL-BASED FEES

School-based fees are specific to individual schools. For details, please refer to the relevant Diocesan School Fee Management Policy for your school (above) and the individual school fee information listed on their website.

 

SCHOOL FEE PAYMENT

School fees are due thirty (30) days after annual accounts are issued, however schools offer a variety of methods of payment and flexible repayment terms to provide families with support to meet their commitments. To facilitate this flexibility, families are asked to complete a Diocesan Request to Pay by Instalment to advise the school of their intended payment option. These forms are available from school offices or on the school's website.

Payment methods include Compass Parent Portal, BPay, Centrepay, EFTPOS and cash.

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FEE CONCESSIONS - FAMILIES EXPERIENCING GENUINE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

While enrolment carries an obligation to pay all school fees and levies, Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative of a ‘preferential option for the poor’ means that our practice in the Diocese of Wollongong has always been to find a place for families who support its Catholic ethos and are seeking a Catholic education for their child. Families experiencing genuine financial hardship are eligible for assistance via fee concessions.

Our working definition of genuine financial hardship is: a situation where a family is unable, reasonably, because of illness, unemployment or other reasonable cause, to discharge their financial obligations to pay school fees, rather than an unwillingness or reluctance to do so. Financial hardship can be of limited or long-term duration.

Please note, no student will be denied a Catholic education because of a family's genuine financial hardship.

A parent/carer experiencing genuine financial hardship and who is unable to pay school fees is urged to approach the school and request an application for a fee concession form. On receipt of an application, the school will respond to the situation with care and sensitivity. Early communication with the school regarding a family's financial situation is essential. Please be assured that your situation will be treated with absolute discretion and confidentiality and an appropriate fee concession arrangement may be made with you.

Further details regarding fee concession arrangements are included in the relevant Diocesan School Fee Management Policy (above).

 

Contact FOR INFORMATION ON SCHOOL FEES 

1) Please contact your School Administration Office.
Find contact details for your school here

2) Manager – School Fees Liaison
Finance, Facilities, ICLT & Planning
SFLO@dow.catholic.edu.au