General Information - Fees

Dear Parents,                                                                                                             


These are the school fees and levies that will be effective from the beginning of the 2017 school year.  The school fee and levy structure for 2017 will be:


School Fees :                                       $960    per family

Curriculum Levy :                                $195    per child or  

                                                                                                $390    for two or more children

Excursion/Incursion Levy :                  $  45    per child

Swimming Levy:                                  $  30    per child

Camp(Grade 5/6 only):                         $200     per child


Every effort has been made to keep school fees at a reasonable level in 2017.  Our fees remain the lowest of the independent and Catholic Schools in the Shire of Melton.  For your convenience we offer a number of methods for payment of school fees and levies.  All fees and levies for the year are billed at the commencement of the school year.    Camp will be billed at the commencement of the school year and families can elect to pay off over the year and have this built into their payment plans, or alternatively pay in a lump sum prior to the date of the camp.

Fees and levies, can be broken up into either term, monthly, fortnightly or weekly payments or an annual payment.  Payments are accepted by cash, cheque, MasterCard, Visa, money order and direct bank account debit.  EFTPOS facilities are also available at the school office.


I have attached a School Fee Payment Option form for 2017.  All families are asked to complete this form and return it to school by the 25th November 2016.  This will enable us to have a record of the manner in which school fees will be paid.  I encourage families to select one of the authorised debit of credit card or bank account options if this is suitable as this is the preferred method for the office. 

Note that for those families who hold a valid health care card and are eligible for the Camp, Sports & Excursion Fund (CSEF) payment of $125 per child, this can be applied against the Excursion/Incursion Levy and the Swimming Levy with any balance to be offset against camp where applicable or carried forward to the next year.   Attached to this letter is CSEF application form for 2017.  If you believe that you will be eligible for CSEF in 2017 please fill and return with your fee payment options form.  This will enable us to validate your CSEF application in 2017, and thus apply a credit against Excursion and Swimming Levies , thereby reducing the amount payable – payment plans will be adjusted accordingly.

As it is always stated, we are a CatholicSchool and it is important that all Catholic children have access to their local ParishSchool.  Parents experiencing financial difficulties can discuss the issues with me and come to an arrangement that means their children will be able to attend our school.


Yours sincerely

Damien Schuster