School Fees

St John's Primary is part of a system of schools in the Parramatta Diocese run with the support of the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are committed to providing an affordable, quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on families and seek to keep fees as low as possible.

Ensuring a quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for children


There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

  • Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Office
  • Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Office
  • School-based fees.


Discounts on Fees

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on families and seek to keep the fees as low as possible. No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family's financial circumstances.

There are very significant discounts for the second (25% reduction) and third (50% reduction) children enrolled from the one family. There are no fees for the fourth and subsequent children.

If you have children in other Diocesan schools, please click on the Sibling Discount Applicable Schools attachment to see if a discount will be automatically applied.

If any of your children attend a school listed where a sibling advice notice is required, please complete and return the Sibling Registration for Diocesan Tuition Fees form.

Please note that for automatic discounts to apply the residential address on each enrolment form must be the same. It is up to parents to advise schools of other siblings in order to receive the discount. Please note that discounts are not backdated.



Flexible Payment Options

There are a range of options available to assist families WITH THE PAYMENT OF FEES.

No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.

 


Diocesan Fees

To work out how much the fee is for each child, check the table below.

2018 ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
1st
Child 100%
2nd
Child 75%
3rd
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $ 2,100 $ 1,575 $ 1,050
Years 9 – 10 $ 2,331 $ 1,749 $ 1,167
Years 11 – 12 $ 2,976 $ 2,232 $ 1,488
Building Levy One Levy per Family $ 783
Temporary Residents Years K-12 $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

Please note that a term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees will be payable.

Diocesan Building Levy

The Diocesan Building Levy enables us, through our capital works program, to meet the demand for new schools and new classes in high growth areas, and to continue to maintain all schools to a high standard. All families with one or more children in a Parramatta Diocesan school (or at St Dominic's College Kingswood) are required to pay the annual Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Building Levy.

 

Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR is payable per each new student on the following visa numbers:
173, 401, 402, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 426, 427, 428, 442, 456, 457, 459, 462, 476, 485, 497, 580, 600, 601, 651, 675, 676, 679, 685, 884, 944, 956, 976 and 977 including where any of these are the preceding visas for families on bridging visas 010 to 090.

 


School-Based Fees

Each school also charges fees that go toward resources that may include excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days.

School Fees

New Enrolment Application Fee
(non-refundable)

$25 per student

School Based Fee - K to Yr 6 (charged over 3 terms with fees)
Resource Fee - Covers the cost of all books, paper and some stationery provided by the school throughout the year.
Technology Fee - Covers the on-going cost of providing students with access to Information Technology, including computers and software.

$210 per student

Activity Fee K to Yr 6
(charged over 3 therms with fees)
Includes in-school performances and workshops

$45 per student

Sport Fee – K to Yr 6
(charged over three terms with fees)
Includes Gymnastics program and swimming program

$150 per student

Maintenance Levy
(charged over three terms with fees)
Contributes to running costs, maintenance of grounds, buildings, etc

$84 per family

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund was established to assist families who wish to enrol their children in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Parramatta, but are unable to meet the costs due to financial hardship.
Depending on individual circumstances, part or full scholarships are available.  Application criteria applies. Speak with the principal to apply for a scholarship or visit the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Flexible payment options are offered to all families at the start of the year. This provides you with the opportunity to select a payment plan that best suits your circumstances. Payments can be made via direct debit or BPay, and by arrangement with our school finance secretary you have the option to pay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge. 

If you encounter unexpected changes to your financial circumstances that may make it difficult to pay your fees on time, please make an immediate appointment with the Principal who will respond to your situation with care and confidentiality. You may also need to bring supporting documents to show your financial situation.