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.

Catholic systemic schools aim to keep their fees as low as possible and can provide flexible payment arrangements for families. Students who meet the enrolment criteria will not be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to afford school fees. Schools are able to reduce or waive fees for families suffering financial hardship.

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

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 school children.

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees can be paid upfront at the start of the year or as three equal payments in Terms 1, 2 and 3. To work out how much the fee is for each child, check the table below.

ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
Child 100%
Child 75%
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $1,131 $ 849 $567
Years 1 – 6 $1,461 $1,095 $732
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $2,028 $1,521 $1,014
Years 9 – 10 $2,250 $1,689 $1,125
Years 11 – 12 $2,874 $2,157 $1,437

TERM FEES Charged in
Terms 1,2 & 3
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $377 $283 $189
Years 1 – 6 $487 $365 $244
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $676 $507 $338
Years 9 – 10 $750 $563 $375
Years 11 – 12 $958 $719 $479

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. This levy has replaced the various building levies that parents previously paid to school building funds (managed by either parishes or schools). The levy for 2017 is $756 per family, payable in three equal instalments of $252 payable in Terms 1, 2 and 3.

Annual Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents

The Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents for 2017 is $1,869 per student, payable in three equal instalments of $623 in Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee applies to new students 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 Fees

New Enrolment Application Fee

$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.