School Fees

Diocesan Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

 

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

Learn more about how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Michael's Primary for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $4-9 a day for a child in Kindergarten*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Kindergarten 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,206 $903 $603
Resource Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Activity Fee $108 $108 $108 $108
Family Levy (one per family) $288      
TOTAL $2,322 $1,215 $915 $312

 

Year 1 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Activity Fee $183 $183 $183 $183
Family Levy (one per family) $288      
TOTAL $2,748 $1,554 $1,167 $387

 

Year 2 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Activity Fee $186 $186 $186 $186
Family Levy (one per family) $288      
TOTAL $2,751 $1,557 $1,170 $390

 

Year 3 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Activity Fee $195 $195 $195 $195
Family Levy (one per family) $288      
TOTAL $2,760 $1,566 $1,179 $399

 

Year 4 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Activity Fee $126 $126 $126 $126
Family Levy (one per family) $288      
TOTAL $2,691 $1,497 $1,110 $330

 

Year 5 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Activity Fee $168 $168 $168 $168
Family Levy (one per family) $288      
TOTAL $2,733 $1,539 $1,152 $372

 

Year 6 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Activity Fee $153 $153 $153 $153
Overnight Excursion $266 $266 $266 $266
Overnight Meal $23 $23 $23 $23
Family Levy (one per family) $288      
TOTAL $3,007 $1,813 $1,426 $646

 


Further Information

Resource Fee

This fee covers:

  • a standard issue of exercise books, school diary, textbooks, art and craft materials, photocopying, sports equipment hire and carnival entry fees;
  • the cost of new computer software, computer hardware, licences and the general maintenance of technology.
  • school diaries which are a requirement and are given out to every child in Kindergarten to Year 6 in Term 1.

Activity fee

The Activity Fee, which varies by Grade, relates to Incursions on site, Excursions off site and Swimming. It is payable prior to the students attending these activities and incorporates bus transport to and from school, as well as entry to a venue.

Years 1-3 take part in a swimming program in Term 4. The cost of this program is included in this Activity Fee.

Overnight Excursions

Presently, this fee category only applies to Year 6 students.

Each year, our Year 6 students take part in an overnight excursion to Canberra.

 

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact St Michael's by phone on (02) 9865 1600 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

 

Byallawa Scheme

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme

 

BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you

 

Scholarship Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.