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Fees

School Fees

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. 2019 Fees

Capital Fee

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.  

Curriculum Fee

Each family is billed a Curriculum Levy of $828 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. 

Camps

Year 3 & 4 camp – Campaspe Downs, Kyneton
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 in 2019 will be $290.

Year 5 & 6 camp – Canberra Tour
The Canberra tour takes place early in term one 2019. Parents are given the option of paying in full by the end of 2018 or in two equal instalments—one in December 2018 and the second is added to the first billing cycle for Year 5 and 6 students. The cost of the tour this year will be $854 and factors in the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate each student receives from the Federal government to visit the National Capital.

Healthcare Card Holders

There are benefits if you are a healthcare card holder, in the form of subsidies that will help reduce your fees. Please contact the office for a confidential discussion.

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

Payment Options

1. Payment in 3 Instalments (Default Invoicing of Fees)

The invoicing of school fees and levies in three instalments occurs in February, May and August.  The instalments will consist of: 

  • February – School fee, capital levy, curriculum levy and 5/6 camp (if relevant)
  • May – School fee and capital levy
  • August – School fee, capital levy and 3/4 camp (if relevant)

This is the default invoicing and can be varied by contacting the office. 

The following payment options can be used:

  • EFT/ Bank Transfer 
    • Bank Transfer to school bank account
    • BSB:  083-347            ACC NO: 686-280-333
    • Account name: Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School
    • Please include family name in the description
  • Credit Card 
    • Present your card at the office or complete the form on your invoice
    • Surcharges apply for credit card payments

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2. Payment in Full

School fees can be made in full in the first billing cycle in February.    

The following payment options can be used:

  • EFT/ Bank Transfer 
    • Bank Transfer to school bank account
    • BSB:  083-347            ACC NO: 686-280-333
    • Account name: Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School
    • Please include family name in the description
  • Credit Card 
    • Present your card at the office or complete the form on your invoice
    • Surcharges apply for credit card payments

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3. Payment in 8 Equal Instalments

Payment of school fees can be made in 8 instalments commencing February with the final payment being made in September.

Payment in 8 instalments can only be made by Direct Debit (refer attached payment authorisation) or by entering into a Credit Card Payment Agreement at the office.

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4. Customised Payment Plans 

Customised payment plans can also be accommodated.  Please contact the office directly should you wish to enter into a customised payment plan.