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School Fees 2019

Catherine McAuley College provides a comprehensive curriculum, experienced and dedicated staff and contemporary resources and facilities to meet the educational needs of students. To support the provision of outstanding educational service to the community, the College, governed by Mercy Education Ltd, sets an appropriate fee level. Justice to all requires that fee levels be equitable, while in the tradition of Mercy compassion is shown to those in need.

Families with One Student Per Week Per Fortnight Per Month
Family Fees $5,650 $109.00 $218.00 $471.00
Families with One Student
Family Fees
Per Week
Per Fortnight
Per Month
Families with Two or more Students Per Week Per Fortnight Per Month
Family Fees $11,300 $218.00 $435.00 $942.00
Families with Two or more Students
Family Fees
Per Week
Per Fortnight
Per Month

Fees cover all compulsory costs for the year including payments for ICT (laptop) levy, online resources, Camps, Excursions, Outdoor Education Group Camp Experience, Reflection Days and Retreats. Additional fees may apply to some students who enrol in VET and VCAL subjects. Refer to Curriculum Subject information on Schoolbox for these charges.

Please note: Whilst the cost of fees includes camps, excursions, outdoor education group camp experience, reflection days and retreats, refunds do not apply for non-attendance at any of these activities.

The cost of optional tours/trips/extracurricular programs is not included, for example Immersions, language tours, snow skiing trip etc. Non-refundable deposits apply to some of these activities.

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Levy

To ensure our students remain as leaders in technology the College provides a laptop to all students. The cost to provide laptops and technology infrastructure is included in the family fee. In addition to the laptop, students are provided with carry bag, a comprehensive collection of educational software, extended warranty, comprehensive insurance cover, full service and maintenance conducted by College technicians. Please note: pro rata refunds do not apply where students leave the College during the year.

Billing arrangements

Fee accounts will be sent to families in February 2019.

Payment arrangements

Instalment payments of fee accounts are to be paid by direct debit. Families who wish to pay fees for 2019 as a lump sum are asked to do so by 20th December 2018.

Direct debit options are as follows:

  • 52 Weekly payments commencing 04/01/2019
  • 26 Fortnightly payments commencing 04/01/2019
  •  26 Fortnightly payments commencing 11/01/2019
  • 12 Monthly payments commencing 15/01/2019

If any of these dates fall on a Public Holiday, the direct debit will be processed on the preceding business day.

A letter and fee calculation will be forwarded to all families prior to the end of November 2018. This will detail the amounts that will be processed from the nominated date. The calculation will relate to the Family Fee. Other subject fees, for example VET will be added to the fee calculation once enrolment in these subjects has been confirmed.

For more information, you can access our Enrolment Policy, School Fee Policy and School Fee Collection Policy at the following link. If you have any further queries, please call the College Finance Office on (03) 5445 9191.

Fee difficulties

If you are expecting to experience difficulties paying fees in 2019 please contact Business Manager Mr James Bennett. Assistance is available where genuine need exits. Confidentiality is assured.

Certain concessions apply for families who hold a Health Care Card or have other children in a Catholic primary school.