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.
Fees and levies collected at St Vincent's Primary School are used for the following purposes which are aligned to the Vision and Mission of the school to:
St Vincent's Primary School charges a “Parent and Community Levy" to support the initiatives of the parents and community within the School.
For those families experiencing short or long-term genuine inability to pay fees, we are committed to providing support to ensure that enrolment is not compromised.
As mentioned in point 3b above, our school offers families the opportunity of paying the school fee account by regular instalments over the course of the year. All Agreed Payment Plans must be organised to include a regular schedule that will clear the school fees account by the last day of the school year. Any extensions to an Agreed Payment Plan must be negotiated with the Principal or Finance Officer. To establish an Agreed Payment Plan, forms are available on St Vincent's Primary School's parent portal or from the school's finance office.
New students entering St Vincent's Primary School after the commencement of the term may be charged on a pro-rata basis for the remaining weeks of the term where appropriate at the Principal's discretion.
Fees will be payable for the whole term in which the enrolment is terminated. For a reduction in fees a written request must be made to the Principal at the time of notification and may be granted at the Principal's discretion.
Student text books, library books and laptops and all accessories are to be returned to the School. If any fees remain outstanding, they will be payable as per the normal payment terms and where appropriate, any fees in credit will be refunded.
Fees will be payable for the whole term in which extended leave is taken. For a reduction in fees a written request must be made to the Principal at the time of notification and may be granted at the Principal's discretion. Consideration will be given to the length of the break, the nature of the leave, the time the student has been at the college, the number of previous leave occurrences, and the existence of student waiting lists.
For further clarification regarding the above school fee and levy collection process, please contact the school's finance office.
Please see below a breakdown of fees to pay weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or per term.
A new direct debit is to be completed every year.
Download the Direct Debit form here.
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.
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.