School fees cover basic tuition, capital works for maintenance and development of school buildings, provision of specialist tuition, as well as camps. To sustain quality Catholic education at St Patrick’s, parents agree at enrolment that full school fees and levies are payable when the school accepts the enrolment of their child.
The Catholic Parish of St Patrick’s Kilmore, in association with the educational vision of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, seeks to offer a Catholic education for its children. St Patrick’s Primary School seeks to provide excellence in education, with Catholic values at its heart, wholistic in its scope and pastoral in its process.
It is necessary for St Patrick’s to collect school fees to cover financial costs in meeting the goals of the school and the parents who choose Catholic education for their children.
St Patrick’s sets school fees annually taking into account the Archdiocesan recommended minimum fee, government contributions and the local circumstances of the community.
We recognise that in particular circumstances, from time to time, parents may need an avenue for discussion and mutual decision with school personnel about the procedure and capacity to pay the given fees. The Parish has placed the role of fee management with the Principal of the school. The Principal will access the advice and consult with other appropriate authorities within the school, the parish and Catholic Education in determining just decisions about the level of school fees in any particular year and in discussion with any particular parent or family in regard to the payments of fees.
The School Fees and Charges Policy can be found here.
2022 School Fees
School Fees have two components: family fees and per child fees. School fees are subject to the Concessional Fee Policy (see below).
The 2022 Family Fee has been set as follows:
Tuition Fee $1,792.00 per family, per year
Capital Fee $ 680.00 per family, per year (not tax deductible)
The 2022 Per Child fees have been set as follows:
Book subject fee $283.00 per child
ICT fee $122.00 per child
Excursion fee $ 50.00 per child
Year 4 camp fee* $195.00 per child
Year 5 camp fee* $318.00 per child
Year 6 camp fee* $338.00 per child
Year 6 sports bus fee $ 21.00 per child
*Camp costs are currently estimates
The fees for one child in Prep to Year 3 would be $2,927 in 2022, for two siblings in Prep to Year 3 it would be $3,382 in 2022, etc.
School fees are charged to the family at the start of the year for the whole of the year. The total is then divided into three equal instalments and the instalments are due in Terms 1, 2 and 3 respectively. There are no fees payable in Term 4.
Term 1 fees are due and payable within 14 days of issue of the account. Term 2 and 3 fees are due and payable within 14 days of the start of each of those terms.
All the fees for the year are to be paid in full by the end of Term 3. Please keep in mind that we prefer that each term is paid in full by the end of that term. This is extremely important for the cash flow of the school.
The school prefers that all families set up a direct debit for weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments, however other methods of payment we accept are cash, cheque, EFTPOS or direct deposit to our bank account. To set up your direct debit option, please contact the Finance Officer on (03) 5782 1579 after you receive the account and the necessary documentation can be arranged.
FEES ARE COMPULSORY AND WE DO MAKE EVERY ENDEAVOUR TO COLLECT FULL PAYMENT
Concessional Fee Policy
Late in 2021, our head office, MACS, released a new Concessional Fee Policy, which provides reduced fees for: families of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; families with Health Care or DVA Cards; or those families facing severe financial hardship If you believe that you may be eligible for a concessional fee, please contact Deb Amodio (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the documentation to apply for the concessional fee. The concessional fee must be paid by direct debit and the concessional fee is not retrospective, and any existing debt stands in full.
The Concessional Fee Policy can be found here.
The Concessional Fee Application Form can be found here.
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form can be found here.