The following information will outline the structure and components of school fees, the purpose of fees and the areas of the school’s operation in which these funds are applied, and the policy in relation to payment of fees and methods of payments.
School fees are reviewed in the latter half of each year at the time of preparation of the following year’s school operating budget.
The Budget is prepared by the Principal. A draft is produced and presented to the Parish Priest and Parish Finance Board, normally in the early part of the new year.
During the course of the year, actual operating results are compared with original budget estimates on a quarterly basis. This quarterly review is presented to the Parish Finance Board.
School fees are invoiced at the commencement of each term and are payable within 14 days of the date of the statement. As school fee statements may, from time to time be posted, it is important to ensure that the School Office is notified of any change of address.
Normally fee statements are distributed to the children to take home. Reminder Notices are normally posted within a month following the due date, and are directed to families who have outstanding fees with no accompanying alternate payment arrangements.
Please refer to the section on payment policy and payment method for further information.
P & F Levy
Please see below a breakdown of fees to pay weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or per term.
We encourage all our families to complete the Direct Debit form and return to the office ASAP for processing, as it only needs to be set up once and fees are taken care of for the year!
A new direct debit is to be completed every year. Please return the form to the office ASAP for processing.
Download the Direct Debit Form Direct Debit Form.pdf
Tax Deductibility applies to Planned Giving Only.
Expenditure of the School Building Fund includes capital school building costs, school buildings repairs and maintenance costs, cleaning, insurance (buildings), repayment of school loans, audit fees and a proportion (50%) of Parish Planned Giving costs.
A Parents & Friends’ Levy was introduced in 1997 by the School’s P & F Association. The purpose of the levy is to guarantee the Association a regular income without the constant demand on parents to fundraise. Parents & Friends sponsored fund raising is limited to major events, such as the annual St Vincent’s Night. The levy enables the P & F to continue to provide resources, but to spend the majority of its time concentrating on social events for parents or other issues that may arise. The Parents & Friends’ Levy for 2017 is $30 per term ($120 per annum) per family and is included on the school fees statement issued each term. Levy funds collected are returned to the P & F.
School fees may be paid by cash, cheque, bank debit or credit card (bankcard, mastercard, visacard). EFTPOS facilities are available at the School Office. Credit card payment may be made in person at the school office, or by completing the lower portion of your fee statement and returning it to the payment box located in the school office, or by telephoning the school and providing the relevant card details.
Fee concessions will be determined on the basis of a just and equitable formula.
Any reduction in fees will be looked at in terms of the financial needs of the family concerned, and their responsibility to full-fee paying parents and the efforts these parents make in paying their fees.
Once a student has met the enrolment criteria, concessions should be available to the family of the enrolled student.
The granting of a fee concession at St Vincent’s School does not imply an obligation for a concession to be granted at an Archdiocesan college.
No allowance is made for repayments on holiday houses or hire purchase contracts. If a family so decides its priorities to encompass these things, the burden of that decision is on the family.