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

 


Fees Payable at St Finbar's Primary for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $4-9 a day for a child in Kindergarten*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Kindergarten 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,206 $903 $603
Resource Fee $312 $312 $312 $312
Activity Fee $135 $135 $135 $135
Family Levy (one per family) $162      
TOTAL $2,619 $1,350 $1,050 $447

 

Year 1 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $312 $312 $312 $312
Activity Fee $135 $135 $135 $135
Family Levy (one per family) $162      
TOTAL $2,970 $1,614 $1,227 $447

 

Year 2 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $312 $312 $312 $312
Activity Fee $135 $135 $135 $135
Family Levy (one per family) $162      
TOTAL $2,970 $1,614 $1,227 $447

 

Year 3 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $312 $312 $312 $312
Activity Fee $135 $135 $135 $135
Family Levy (one per family) $162      
TOTAL $2,970 $1,614 $1,227 $447

 

Year 4 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $312 $312 $312 $312
Activity Fee $135 $135 $135 $135
Family Levy (one per family) $162      
TOTAL $2,970 $1,614 $1,227 $447

 

Year 5 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $312 $312 $312 $312
Activity Fee $144 $144 $144 $144
Overnight Excursion $173 $173 $173 $173
Overnight Meal $43 $43 $43 $43
Family Levy (one per family) $162      
TOTAL $3,195 $1,839 $1,452 $672

 

Year 6 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $312 $312 $312 $312
Activity Fee $144 $144 $144 $144
Overnight Excursion $173 $173 $173 $173
Overnight Meal $43 $43 $43 $43
Family Levy (one per family) $162      
TOTAL $3,195 $1,839 $1,452 $672

 


Further Information

Resource Fee

The Resource Fee covers copyright fees, paper, books, printing costs, art materials, texts, book hire and exercise books as well as a technology component supporting the ongoing purchase and updating of our technology hardware.

School Activities Fee

This 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 Mathletics, which 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 Levy

Introduced in consensus with the whole school community, this levy is charged per family each year and 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.

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact St Finbar's by phone on (02) 4724 3600 weekdays between 8:30am and 3:30pm.