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