The shortfall between the basic costs of running a school and the amount funded by governments means a reasonable fee structure is essential for Catholic schools to operate and provide the high quality of education that Catholic Education is known for and parents rightly expect.
School fees also comprise levies that may include items such as a Building Levy, Subject Levies and General Purpose Levy.
Catholic schools remain an affordable option for most families. Many of our families are pleasantly surprised to find that the cost of a Catholic school is much less than that of a private or independent school. In fact if your family can afford kindergarten fees you can afford our fees. And we have options for those in genuine financial difficulty, including automatic fee discounts for holders of means-tested health care cards.
In keeping with Gospel values, no child will be refused a Catholic education due to genuine financial difficulty which has been verified by the school. New or existing parents who find themselves in this situation and who do not hold a concession card, are encouraged to discuss fee concessions directly with their school principal or parish priest to apply for special consideration. This request will be treated with understanding, sensitivity and confidentiality.
It is our experience that families who are struggling financially are faithful in paying a contribution to whatever extent they can afford. It is the expectation that families with the capacity to contribute do so, so that as near to possible to full realisation of this income source can be achieved.
Accounts are sent out each term and School fees are due three weeks after the date of issue.
The following payment options are available:
- Direct Debit – forms available at the school office
- EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer
- Cash, EFTPOS or credit card – at the school office
- Cheque – Payable to Holy Cross School
Please call the school administration on 4050 6300 for further details.
For more information on Enrolling Your Child and the relevant forms, visit the Catholic Education website.