Welcome to St Brigid's Primary School Ballan

Welcome to St Brigid's Primary School Ballan

An inclusive learning and faith community

An inclusive learning and faith community

Nurturing life long learners

Nurturing life long learners
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School Fees

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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 School Fees

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
Technology Levy $50
Excursion Levy $50
Grade 5/6 Camp 280
Total per child $580
Grade 3 & 4 Curriculum Levy $200
Technology Levy $50
Excursion Levy $50
Grade 3/4 Camp $170
Total per child $470
Grade Prep, 1 & 2 Curriculum Levy $200
Technology Levy $50
Excursion Levy $50
Total per child $300

School Fees can be paid by the following methods:

  • Direct debit bank account & direct debit credit card (fortnightly, monthly and termly schedules available)
  • EFTPOS at the School Office, cash, cheque, credit card or internet banking.
School Fees

Family Fee Assistance Scheme - Tuition Fee Discounts

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FAMILY FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME BROCHURE

Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

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.

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)

Conveyance Allowance

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:

  • Be aged between five years (by 30 April in the year that the allowance is sought) and 21 years.
  • Live more than 4.8km by the shortest practicable route from the nearest Catholic school attended, or, live more than 4.8 km from the nearest bus service.

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE PROGRAM

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