In recognition that Catholic schools do not attract the same level of recurrent funding from the Commonwealth and State Governments as other sectors, there is a requirement to raise private funds. The major source of this private financial contribution is the school fees which assist in meeting the day-to-day operating costs of the school.
The costs of these fees are decided annually by the School Advisory Council. School fees are set in accordance with the Catholic Education Office Diocesan Policy.
It is important to note however that no student will be excluded because of an inability to pay fees. In these cases, a suitable fee structure will be negotiated with the Principal.
|2020 Family Tuition Fee||$1120|
|2020 Capital Levy||$100|
|2020 Gardening Levy||$50|
|Total per family||$1270|
|Student Year Level||Description||Fee|
|Grade 5 & 6||Curriculum Levy||$200|
|Grade 5/6 Camp||280|
|Total per child||$580|
|Grade 3 & 4||Curriculum Levy||$200|
|Grade 3/4 Camp||$170|
|Total per child||$470|
|Grade Prep, 1 & 2||Curriculum Levy||$200|
|Total per child||$300|
School Fees can be paid by the following methods:
In all Ballarat Diocesan Catholic Primary Schools, a Family Fee Assistance Scheme is available to families eligible for a means tested Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran Affairs Pensioner Card. The scheme is available to both catholic and non-catholic families and reduces the cost of the Family Tuition Fee and Capital Levy to a combined maximum of $520 per year ($10 per week). The Curriculum Levy, Technology Levy and Excursion and Camp costs are then added to this to give a total fee amount for the year.
The Victorian Government offers a Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) providing payments to assist eligible families to cover the costs of camps, sporting events and excursions.
If you hold a valid means-tested concession card you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance will be paid to the school to use towards expenses related to camps, excursions, or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
The annual CSEF amount per student is currently $125 for primary school students.
The Conveyance Allowance assists families with the cost of transporting their children to and from school. To be eligible to receive a conveyance allowance you must: