School Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

 

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

Learn more about how fees work

 


St Finbar's School-Based Fees 

The following are annual fees incurred per student (unless otherwise stated).

Resource Fee: $128.00 covers copyright fees, paper, books, printing costs, art materials, texts, book hire and exercise books.

Information Communication Technology Levy: $108.00 supports the ongoing purchase and updating of our technology hardware.

School Activities Fee: $186.00 (K-Yr4) $195.00 (Yr5-6) covers activities such as performances, Life Education, visiting groups and special activity days. The fee also covers the licensing costs for the online programs Reading Eggs and Mathleticswhich can be accessed at school and at home, and the cost of providing the Dance Fever programs for Gymnastics in Term 1 and Mind, Body and Soul in Term 4. This annual fee was introduced to alleviate the need and management of frequent, smaller amounts of money from parents and by staff. Note that excursions and camp costs are charged separately.

Family Contribution fee: $150.00 per family, introduced in consensus with the whole school community, is a fair, easy and popular way to raise funds to improve our facilities for our students. It also eliminates the need for fundraising ventures such as school fetes, Dance-a-thons and chocolate drives which require many people to organise and carry out the work. Contact us to learn more about our Family Contribution fee funded goals for this year.

Initiatives that primarily provide a service to the school and its students, and are well established and supported within our school community, such as Special Food Days, Mothers and Fathers day stalls, Book Fairs and Book Clubs, continue to be offered. The proceeds of these activities go directly towards the cost of operating each initiative.


Scholarships

A scholarship fund has also been established to provide scholarships to eligible students. Catholic systemic school scholarships will be granted equitably based on need and merit.


Flexible Payment Options

Flexible payment options are offered to all families. This provides you with the opportunity to select a payment method and plan that best suits your circumstances. School fee payment methods include cash, cheque, direct debit, credit card, EFTPOS, BPay, Australia Post BPay and deductions from Centrelink payments. Payments can also be made on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge and by arrangement with the School Finance Officer.


Further Information

Contact the school office for further details regarding fees and making payments.