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School Fees 2021

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 $5,998 $116.00 $231.00 $500.00
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 $11,996 $231.00 $462.00 $1000.00
Families with Two or more Students
Family Fees
Per Week
Per Fortnight
Per Month

Each year the College fees are reviewed and approved by the College Advisory Council to ensure any fee increases are kept to a minimum. The Family Fee covers tuition fee, ICT (laptop) levy, online resources, outdoor education group camp experience, camps, excursions, reflection days and retreats.

NOTE: Fees for 2022 will be determined and advised during Semester 2, 2021.

The Outdoor Education Group will facilitate the camp experience that is to be attended by students during Year 9. Previously a separate fee has been levied when students reach Year 9. In order to simplify the fee structure and avoid significant fee increases in a particular year level, this fee is now incorporated into the annual family fee at a pro rata rate.

In making this change, we realise that families with students attending Year 12 during 2021 have previously paid a lump sum fee for this experience. In recognition of this, the family fee for applicable families will be reduced accordingly in 2021.

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/extra-curricular programs is not included e.g. Immersions, language tours, snow skiing trip, etc. Non-refundable deposits apply to some of these activities.

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

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 are sent to families in February 2021.

Payment Arrangements

Instalment payments of fee accounts are to be paid by direct debit. Families who wish to pay fees for 2021 as a lump sum are asked to do so by 15 December 2020.

Direct debit options are as follows:

  • 52 Weekly payments commencing 08/01/2021
  • 26 Fortnightly payments commencing 08/01/2021
  • 26 Fortnightly payments commencing 15/01/2021
  • 12 Monthly payments commencing 15/01/2021

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 2020. This will detail the amounts that will be processed from the nominated date.

The calculation will relate to the Family Fee. Other subject fees, i.e. VET will be added to the fee calculation once enrolment in these subjects has been confirmed.

To ensure that the fee account for 2021 is finalised prior to the end of the 2021 school year, please contact the Finance Office for a new calculation if other subject fees apply.

Whilst the College supports and enables payment arrangements that facilitate full payment to occur across the calendar year, the family payment is applicable one term in advance. Hence, if students exit the College prior to the end of the school year, one term’s fees from date of written exit notification are required in addition to any arrears.

For more information, click these links to access our Enrolment Policy, School Fees Policy and School Fee Collection Policy.

If you have any further queries, please call the Finance Office on 5445 9191.

Fee Difficulties

If you are expecting to experience difficulties paying fees in 2021 please contact Mr James Bennett, Business Manager. Assistance is available where genuine need exists. Confidentiality is assured.

Certain concessions apply for Families who hold a Health Care Card or have other children in a Catholic Primary School.

(Information current at 20/11/20)