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admin@gatesheadsm.catholic.edu.au

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47-49 Pacific Highway
Gateshead 2290

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Fee Information

 

General

School Fees are determined by the Catholic Schools Office for Tuition, the Diocesan Family & School Building Levy and Catholic Network Australia Levy. Course fees are determined by the school.

The fees are the responsibility of parents/guardians of students enrolled at the school.

All tuition fees are billed over three terms.

The school fee is the parent contribution towards the recurrent cost of educating their child in a Catholic School. Other and larger contributions are made by the Commonwealth and State Governments. These contributions are forwarded straight to the Catholic Schools Office.

The balance of the school fees collected is the school’s major source of income for its own recurrent expenses.

Parents are welcome to use credit card and EFTPOS facilities as well as Direct Debit and BPay when paying fees. For more information on these facilities contact the Finance Office.

The tuition fee covers the cost of providing Personal Accident and Disability Insurance for all students engaged in school related activities.

Fee Clearance

Finalisation of school fee payment at your previous Diocesan school is a condition of enrolment in another Diocesan school. The clearance will come from the Principal from your current school. (Extract from: Catholic Schools Office/Fees Management Policy)

Please be aware that St Mary’s High School, Gateshead is notified if your school fees are outstanding at your child’s current primary school.

As ever, our system repeatedly declares that genuine inability to meet tuition and other fees does not exclude access to a school within the Diocesan system by a child of a family genuinely committed to Catholic faith and practice.

Concessions

The attracted family discount for each child of the Diocesan Tuition Fee full rate will be:

  • 1 child family      0% (full rate to be applied)
  • 2 child family      10% each child
  • 3 child family      20% each child
  • 4 child family      40% each child
  • 5+ child family    50% each child

In the case of extreme hardship, a principal has the authority to grant concessions beyond those recommended for secondary schools.

Holders of a means-tested low income Health Care Card; or of a Pensioner Concession Card, are entitled to a discount of 50% off the tuition fee charged for each child. The reduction only applies to the tuition fee.

Fee reductions are applied pro rata across all fee types (e.g.) if the overall reduction is equivalent to 25% of the total fees applicable, then each component fee is reduced by 25% (including DF and SBL charge).

As ever, our system repeatedly declares that genuine inability to meet tuition and other fees does not exclude access to a school within the Diocesan system by a child of a family genuinely committed to Catholic faith and practice.

Parent’s inability to pay fees should not be a barrier to a child gaining a Catholic education.PLEASE contact Mr Keating if you are faced with genuine hardship and you will be afforded an appropriate concession on school fees.

 

Diocesan Tuition Fees

Schedule of Fees and Explanations 2017

 

 

 

Fee Information