School Account Charges

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney provide an affordable option for parents seeking a faith perspective for their children's education. Catholic schools collect school fees because there is a gap between the amount of government funding received and the cost of running a Catholic school. Although Catholic schools must charge tuition fees and levies to supplement government funding, fees and charges are kept at a level that is affordable for most families. School Accounts contain four main components; Tuition Fees, Levies, School Charges and Excursions.

Tuition Fees

The School Fee is set each year by Sydney Catholic Schools on approval from the Sydney Archdiocese Catholic Schools Board in consultation with the Archbishop. This amount is collected by the College on behalf of Sydney Catholic Schools and is forwarded to Sydney Catholic Schools to assist with the payment of salaries, workers compensation, public liability, student accident insurances and other operating costs needed to run the system. A portion of the school fees are returned to the College to contribute towards our operating costs.

Fees are levied at the commencement of the year but may be paid in a lump sum, over three instalments (Terms 1, 2 and 3), monthly or fortnightly.

Years 7 & 8 (Stage 4)     -   $1809 per a year

Years 9 & 10 (Stage 5)   -   $2006 per a year

Years 11 & 12 (Stage 6) -   $2673 per a year

Levies

- School Building Levy

This is necessary to cover the College's required servicing of loan repayments for our past buildings works and classroom renovations and to provide for the upgrading of existing building facilities. The Building Levy will be charged to the eldest child attending a Parish Primary or Secondary College in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

- Information Technology Levy

The ICT Levy covers such costs as broadband access, software and hardware licence fees, hardware infrastructure costs, maintenance support agreements, data security and other services to support the Bring Your Own Device Model in operation. For 2021 this fee is $406.

School Based Charges

Resource Fee

The Resource Costs are set by the College in consultation with Sydney Catholic Schools and are used to pay for core subject resources, excursions, incursions, resourcing school facilities and amenities, transport costs, administrative costs and sport and recreational costs. In 2017, under the advice of Sydney Catholic Schools, this single consolidated fee now incorporates a number of items previously billed separately including Sports Levy, KLA Resource Fees, Reflection Days and some Excursions for ease of accounting and billing.

Significant fees and charges that relate to non-core subjects (not studied by all students) and significant individual charges, (including major excursions, retreats and formals) are listed as a separate individual item on the account.

In 2021 the Resource Fee is: 

Year 7 & 8 (Stage 4) $882
Year 9 (Stage 5) $760
Year 10 (Stage 5) $802
Year 11 & 12 (Stage 6) $945

The subject resource fees vary for Stages 4, 5 and 6, based on the achievement of curriculum objectives. Some additional fees and charges are applied for some elective subjects (i.e. not studied by all students). This generally relates to practical subjects that use additional resources.

Below are some of the items that are covered in the resource fee:

  • Excursions
  • Subject resource fees
  • Programs and competitions (literacy, maths competitions, engineering challenge)
  • Educational testing
  • Subject related resources
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Sport and recreational costs
  • Online subscriptions
  • Careers and student profiling programs
  • Subject equipment and furnishings
  • Community outreach programs

Subject elective fees are charged to certain subjects that have significant practical costs. These subjects include Industrial Technology Timber, Industrial Technology Engineering, Design and Technology, Construction and Hospitality courses.

Student Administration/Maintenance Fee:

This fee for 2021 is $680 per student.

It covers a variety of items including but not limited to:

  • The College Yearbook
  • Student Diary
  • College Special Days
  • Library fee
  • Cost of report package and official certificates
  • Sporting association fees
  • Entrance fees and bus costs to selected College events
  • Administrative and printing costs
  • Library facilities and resources
  • Building, grounds and equipment maintenance amenities
  • Compass card fees
  • Student leadership mentoring
  • Annual costs of running learning platforms
  • College administrative expenses