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School fees are calculated on a sliding scale, according to the number of children per family, a base fee is set for a one child family. A discounted fee applies for each subsequent child in the family. School fees are billed in three equal instalments in February, May and August. School fees are essential to supplement the Commonwealth and State grants for Catholic Education. They go towards covering school operation costs, capital expenditure and maintenance.
A capital levy is charged to each school family in order to ensure that we can meet our capital commitments and purchase capital equipment as required. In addition to this levy our Parish will contribute 20 percent of its income to the Parish School Building Fund. This will be an additional source of support for our capital works. The capital levy will be collected in three equal instalments in February, May and August.
Each family is billed a Curriculum Levy of $780 per student. The levy provides students with resources, excursion and sporting opportunities, as well as contemporary technology to enable rich learning experiences. All curriculum cost, books and stationery, technology, excursion, sport and sacraments will be included in the one curriculum levy per child. Camps will be the only additional cost which families will incur. This levy is included in the first billing cycle in February.
Year 3 & 4 camp – Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
The cost of the camp, which takes place in term four, will be added to the third billing cycle for Year 3 and 4 students. The cost of the camp this year will be $250
Year 5 & 6 camp – Canberra Tour
The Canberra tour takes place early in term one 2017. Parents are given the option of paying in full by the end of 2016 or in three equal instalments - two in December 2016 and the third is added to the first billing cycle for Year 5 and 6 students. The cost of the tour this year will be $800 and factors in the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate each students receives from the Federal government to visit the National Capital.
Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)
The CSEF will ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance will be paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child. The annual CSEF amount per primary student is $125.
Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from www.education.vic.gov.au/csef