Fees

FEES & LEVIES 2018

Tuition Fee
     1st  child      $1,500 
     2nd child      $1,200
     3rd child       $900
     4+ children   $0.00
   
 
ICT Levy                    $250 per student per year
Resource Levy          $434 per student per year
Building Levy            $200 per family per year
Fundraising Levy        $70 per family per year
 
These payments can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Direct Debit, BPAY or credit card.
 
Fee Payment Procedures
Fee accounts will be billed annually in Term 1. Copies of the Fee Policy are available from the School Office.
Parents / Guardians have the option to settle Tuition Fees in full in Term 1 or by instalments over 3 terms. Please note: Direct Debits will be spread over 3 terms. 
If the fees are paid in full within 4 weeks of the invoices being issued you will receive a 5% discount off of the total schools fees.
Reminder notices will be sent to families with outstanding fees each term, if fees are not received on a regular basis.
Accounts that are outstanding will be referred to the Principal and followed up with a letter and/or interview.
Outstanding accounts where no effort has been made to settle the account or a payment plan has not been arranged – will be placed in the hands of a collection agency.
 
For an easy and convenient way to pay your fees for 2018, please ask Lee-Anne Clark the school bursar for an authority form to arrange Direct Debit payment from your bank account. The payments can be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Budgeting advice for school payments is available.  Payments can also be made using BPay and more information will be included on your first account.
TUITION FEE
Students are charged a fee of $1500 to cover the costs of books, stationery, library books, classroom reading materials, art and craft materials, duplicating paper, classroom equipment, PE equipment, Religious Education requirements, audio-visual equipment, and other educational needs throughout the year.  All purchases are for the children’s use, but remain the property of the school except for exercise books. The Catholic Education Office charges several levies per child to support such issues as Child Protection, Professional Indemnity and copyright management, these are included in the Tuition fees.
RESOURCE LEVY
The Resource Levy covers excursions (including cost of buses) swimming/Aquatic lessons and the sports lessons that are organized through different Sports Associations. This also covers the cost of Educational programs and resources. This year the levy is $434 per student.
ICT LEVY
This levy of $250 per student per year is an annual fee that covers all costs associated with Technology.
BUILDING LEVY
As from 2011 the Building levy is compulsory and is $200 per family.  This is an annual charge per family to assist the school in meeting Capital Expenses.
FUNDRAISING LEVY
This levy of $70 per family per year enables our school to continually upgrade furniture & equipment and other general purpose items. This levy helps reduce the amount of fundraising the families need to do throughout the year to raise funds for these types of purchases. 
GOVERNMENT SCHOOL CARD SCHEME
A government grant is available to help lower-income families.  This scheme varies from year to year with the criteria necessary to be eligible.  Information re School Card will be available through the Finance Office early in 2018.  
Concessions for School Card in 2018 will not be available until School Card official approval is granted.
FEE REMISSIONS 2018
If you believe you may be eligible for Fee Remission in 2018, please collect an application form from the School Office and return it to the school as soon as possible.  
A new application is required each year.
Please note that fee remissions are only applicable on Tuition Fees.  All other charges are payable in full, as they are expenses that are directly incurred by the school.
If you have children enrolled at other Catholic Schools then this application should be made at the School of the eldest child and the information is passed on (you only need to apply once).  If you have any concerns, please speak to us personally or see Lee-Anne Clark in the School Office.
ENROLMENT FEES
A $20 non-refundable application fee applies to all applications.  
To take up the offer of enrolment a refundable $50 acceptance fee applies to all students which will then be deducted from the initial school fees.
OSHC Fees
OSHC Fees at St Johns still remain one of the most affordable in the area. OSHC Fees are strictly 7 day accounts. 
 
2018 OSHC Fees
 
Before School
6:30am – 8:30am    $15
 
After School
3:10pm – 6:30pm $22
 
Pupil Free Day $45 (min 6 students)
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