School Fees

Ensuring a quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for children

There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

  • Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Office
  • Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Office
  • School-based fees.

Discounts on Fees

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on families and seek to keep the fees as low as possible. No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family's financial circumstances.

There are very significant discounts for the second (25% reduction) and third (50% reduction) children enrolled from the one family. There are no fees for the fourth and subsequent children.

If you have children in other Diocesan schools, please click on the   Sibling Discount Applicable Schools attachment to see if a discount will be automatically applied.

If any of your children attend a school listed where a sibling advice notice is required, please complete and return the   Sibling Registration for Diocesan Tuition Fees form.

Please note that for automatic discounts to apply the residential address on each enrolment form must be the same. It is up to parents to advise schools of other siblings in order to receive the discount. Please note that discounts are not backdated.

Flexible Payment Options

There are a range of options available to assist families with the payment of fees.

No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.

Flexible payment options are offered to all families in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta at the start of each year. This provides families with the opportunity to select a payment plan that best suits their financial circumstances. Payments can be made via direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.


Diocesan Fees

To work out how much the fee is for each child, check the table below.

2018 ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
Child 100%
Child 75%
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $ 2,100 $ 1,575 $ 1,050
Years 9 – 10 $ 2,331 $ 1,749 $ 1,167
Years 11 – 12 $ 2,976 $ 2,232 $ 1,488
Building Levy One Levy per Family $ 783
Temporary Residents Years K-12 $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

Please note that a term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees will be payable.

Diocesan Building Levy

The Diocesan Building Levy enables us, through our capital works program, to meet the demand for new schools and new classes in high growth areas, and to continue to maintain all schools to a high standard. All families with one or more children in a Parramatta Diocesan school (or at St Dominic's College Kingswood) are required to pay the annual Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Building Levy.


Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR is payable per each new student on the following visa numbers:
173, 401, 402, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 426, 427, 428, 442, 456, 457, 459, 462, 476, 485, 497, 580, 600, 601, 651, 675, 676, 679, 685, 884, 944, 956, 976 and 977 including where any of these are the preceding visas for families on bridging visas 010 to 090.


School-Based Fees

Each school also charges fees that go toward resources that may include excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days.

Download School Fees for 2018

School Fees for St John's Primary cover Year 1 to 6 and are charged over 3 equal instalments.

Fee Annual Instalments
Resource Fee Resource Fee
Covers the cost of all books, paper and some stationery provided by the school throughout the year.
Per Child
Per Instalment
Technology Fee
Covers the on-going cost of providing students with access to Information Technology, including computers and software.
Maintenance Levy
Contributes to running costs, maintenance of grounds, building etc.

Activity Fee Activity Fee
Includes in-school performances and workshops.
Per Child
Per Instalment
Sports Fee
Includes Sports in Schools Program and Swimming Program.

Overnight Excursion
(Stage 3 Only)
Stage 3 Fee
Years 5 & 6 Overnight Excursion = $243            
Years 5 & 6 Meal Component = $48
Per Child
Per Instalment


Flexible payment plan is available by ways of direct debit or Bpay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis – please speak to the Senior School Finance Officer to discuss further.