Fee Overview

Catholic schools are typically regarded as excellent value for money, providing high-quality education supported by quality facilities and learning environments. It is the policy of the Catholic Schools Office that financial hardship should not prevent any child from attending a Catholic school, and no child will be denied a Catholic education because of a family’s genuine inability to pay the required school fees. Any family experiencing financial difficulties is entitled to fee assistance. Your school principal will be able to discuss this with you.

Together with parents, clergy and school staff, St Clare’s is committed to offering the children in the Great Lakes/Manning region access to schools in which their faith can be nurtured in outstanding learning environments.  We seek to assist young people to realise their full potential, taking into account their unique spiritual, intellectual, physical and social needs.

The greater part of diocesan schools’ funding comes from state and commonwealth government grants, but the commitment and continuing financial contribution of parents and parish communities is still essential to fill the gap between the government-provided funds and the actual cost of running our schools. School fees comprise three components – diocesan tuition fees, individual school resource and service fees and Diocesan Family School Building Levy (DFSBL).

School fees are an integral part of our Catholic School System and parents are required to sign a fee agreement commitment form on enrolment.  Fee arrangements may be considered in extenuating circumstances and in consultation with the principal.  The annual fees are divided equally across three terms.

Tuition Fees – 2021

Junior Secondary Years 7 – 10

Per Year

 

Child 1

Child 2

Child 3

Child 4

Child 5 +

$1767.00

$1501.95

$1325.25

$883.50 

$883.50

 

Senior Secondary Years 11 – 12

Per Year

 

Child 1

Child 2

Child 3

Child 4

Child 5 +

$2682.00

$2279.70

$2011.50

$1341.00

$1341.00

 

Additional Fees

Application Fee

Enrolment Fee

$20.00 (on application)

$80.00 (on enrolment)

Per student (non-refundable)

Refundable book deposit

$100.00 (on enrolment)

Refunded at the end of a student’s schooling, provided all textbooks are returned in good order and condition.

Sport levy

$180.00

 

Resource/IT fee

$340.00

Per student

Family School Building Levy

$1344.00

This is a family rate regardless of the number of enrolled students in the family or the number of systemic schools attended. 

Collected at the school attended by the eldest student in the family.

P&F Association Levy

$40.00

Replaces P&F fundraising – per family

Multi-purpose hall Levy

$120.00

Per family

Diocesan pastoral contribution

$300.00

Voluntary contribution

$100 (billed 3 terms) per family

Subject Fees

Year 7

 

Year 11

 

Music; Visual Arts; D&T; Hot Maths; Digi Ed

$165

Industrial Technology (Timber)

$105

Year 8

 

Industrial Technology (Metal)

$105

Music; Visual Arts; D&T; Hot Maths

$125

Construction

$110

Year 9

 

Work Studies

$50

Drama

$70

Hospitality Operations

$95 + $35 + $20

Industrial Technology (timber)

$105

PD/H/PE

$50

Industrial Technology (metal)

$80

Drama

$75

Food Technology

$75

Visual Arts

$120

Japanese

$25

Music 1

$75

Photography & Digital Media

$150

Sport (Coaching)

$75

iStem

$50

Work Placement Insurance

$35

Visual Arts

$100

Engineering Studies

$40

Hot Maths

$10

Community & Family Studies

$50 

PASS

$50

Year 12

 

Year 10

 

Engineering Studies

$40

Industrial Technology (Timber)

$100

Industrial Technology (Timber)

$105 + major work

Industrial Technology (Metal)

$80

Construction

$110

Textiles

$40

Music

$75

PASS

$50

Hospitality Operations

$95 + $30 + $20

Photography & Digital Media

$150

Sport (coaching)

$65

Hot Maths

$10

Work Studies

$40

Food Technology/Hospitality

$70 + $30 + $10

Careers

$10

   

Drama

$75

   

Visual Arts

$120 + major work

   

Work Placement Insurance

$35

   

 PD/H/PE

$50

   

Community & Family Studies

$50

Payment of Fees

Payment of the enrolment fee is essential before commencement of a student's education. If any difficulties are experienced with the payment of fees, it is important to organise a confidential appointment with the principal to make appropriate arrangements.

The Catholic Schools Office provides a special fee concession for parents/carers with a Health Care Card or Pension Card. A discount is available on the tuition fee component of your school fee account. To access this discount, complete the form below and return it to the School Finance Office. This will save you the time and effort of coming in to see the principal. If you require more assistance than just the tuition fee discount available for Health Care and Pension Card holders, you will need to come in for an interview with the principal. Please note: any discount on fees lasts for the current year only. If you require a concession for the following year, you must re-apply.

Payments can be made via cash, cheque, BPAY, money order, credit card (over the phone), and eftpos. Direct debit from your bank, credit union or building society account is also available. Please contact the bursar for this method of payment.

A range of alternative payment plans are available. These include dividing the fees over 10 equal payments from February to November. Please contact the bursar for further details.

Please be aware that if your direct debit is dishonoured more than three times, the school will cancel the deduction. For any dishonoured direct debit, the school is charged a fee of $2.50 by your financial institution. This fee will be passed on to the fee payer and will appear on the next statement. No receipts are issued – please check bank account for proof of payment.