School Fees

Tuition fees are charged for all Sydney Catholic Schools’ primary schools and secondary colleges, but vary according to the area in which the school is located. In addition to tuition fees, there are school based charges for specific subjects, excursions, specialist sports and building works, repairs and maintenance. A reduction applies for each additional child enrolled at the school.

 

The fees charged at Good Samaritan Catholic College are made up of:

  1. The Archdiocesan Tuition Fee. This fee level is set each year by the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board. The school retains a portion of this fee to assist with operating costs. The balance is returned to Sydney catholic Schools to assist with the payment of salaries, workers compensation, public liability, student accident insurances and other operating costs.

  2. The Archdiocesan Building Levy. The income from the levy assists in the repayment of loans for school buildings, repairs and maintenance and building insurance.

  3. Local fees and charges. These are set by the school finance committee and are used to pay for school resources, educational activities, subject material and other operational costs such as electricity, water, council charges as well as Computer and Technology charges.

 

For families with more than one child, or with children attending other Catholics schools within the Archdiocesan system of schools, sibling and family discounts apply to the Archdiocesan Tuition Fee and to the Archdiocesan Building Levy.

The following Archdiocesan Tuition Fees apply in 2020. There will be a slight increase in 2021.

The following Archdiocesan Building Levy apply in 2020:

The Archdiocesan Building Levy is billed to each family, not to each student. Any family that has a child / children in more than one systemic Catholic School will only be charged a total levy of $628.00. That is, if a family has two children, (eg. one child attending a secondary school and one child attending a primary school), then the eldest child will be billed $628.00. The Building Levy will not be applicable for the child in the primary school in this case as it is charged for the eldest only.

The following Local Fees and Charges apply in 2020:

Payment Terms and Conditions:

  • Parents have the option when enrolling their child to nominate their preferred payment period. That is, to pay by Term, by Month or by Fortnight. Accounts for all fees and charges are issued early in each of Terms 1, 2 and 3.

  • It is expected that accounts will be paid by the due date shown on the statement.

  • Accounts may be paid by Cash, Cheque, Money order, Credit card (Not AMEX / Diners Club) BPay or CentrePay

  • If any family is experiencing genuine financial difficulty in meeting any of the fees please contact the school to seek an appointment with the Business Manager.
     

An enrolment fee of $100 applies at the time of acceptance. This fee is a non refundable fee and ensures that a place is kept at the College for the student.

Fee Assistance

We endeavour to offer an affordable Catholic education of the highest quality and there is a deeply held philosophical commitment at all levels (our archdiocese, system, parish and school) that no Catholic family should be denied a Catholic education due to a genuine incapacity to pay all, or part of, their children’s school fees.

Parents who need support to meet the cost of educating their child may be eligible for a bursary from the Catholic Education Foundation. Support is provided via three bursary categories; Financial Hardship Bursary, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary and Refugee Bursary.