General Information - Fees

Dear Parents                                                                                               
 
RE:  SCHOOL FEES 2020
 
These are the school fees and levies that will be effective from the beginning of the 2020 school year.  The school fee and levy structure for 2020 will be:
 
  School Fees :                    $1,060    per family
 
Curriculum/Stationery Levy:  $250    per child or  
                                                         $500    for two or more children
 
Excursion/Incursion Levy: $  45    per child
Swimming Levy: $  39    per child
 
Every effort has been made to keep school fees at a reasonable level in 2020. Our fees remain the lowest of the Independent and Catholic Schools in the Shire of Melton.
 
For your convenience we offer a number of methods for payment of school fees and levies. School fees and levies for are billed at the commencement of the year and are payable either weekly, fortnightly, monthly, by term or by one annual payment. Payments are accepted by cash, cheque, Mastercard, Visa and direct bank account debit. EFTPOS facilities are also available at the school office. In 2020 we will be introducing Centrepay and BPAY facilities as payment methods.
 
All families are asked to complete a School Fee Payment Option form for 2020 and return it to school as soon as possible. This will enable us to have a record of the manner in which school fees will be paid. I encourage families to select one of the authorised debit of credit card or bank account options if this is suitable as this is the preferred method for the office.
 
Note that for those families who hold a valid health care card and are eligible for the Camp, Sports & Excursion Fund (CSEF) payment of $125 per child, this can be applied against the Excursion/lncursion Levy with any balance to be carried forward to the next year.
 
For those families who qualify for CSEF the School will also offer a discount of $600 per family on your school fees. This is dependent, however, on your having a payment arrangement in place for the remainder of your school fees and levies. Please fill in the fee payment options form for the FULL fee and levy amounts then tick option 9 on the fee payment option form and once we have validated your CSEF eligibility for 2020 and set up your payment arrangement we will apply the discount and adjust your fee and levy amounts accordingly. Confirmation will be sent to families once this has been done and also advising the amended amounts.
 
If you believe that you will be eligible for CSEF in 2020 please complete a CSEF application form for 2020 and return together with your fee payment options form. This will enable us to validate your CSEF application in 2020. A copy of your Centrelink card is required to accompany your CSEF application.
 
Please note that if you were eligible for CSEF in 2019, there is no need to submit a new application as we can validate your eligibility from last year's application form.
 
As it is always stated, we are a Catholic School and it is important that all Catholic children have access to their local Parish School. Parents experiencing financial difficulties can discuss the issues with me and come to an arrangement that means their children will be able to attend our school.
 
Yours sincerely
PRINCIPAL