Schedule of Fees and Charges
For over one hundred and eight years Catholic schools have provided education for young Australians and have supported parents and carers in their role as the first educators of their children. In choosing a Catholic school for their children, parents are very conscious that this will involve making a significant financial contribution towards the cost of providing that education.
Our school is one of one hundred and forty nine primary and secondary schools that form the Sydney Archdiocesan system of Catholic schools. There are over 77,000 students enrolled in these schools. Sydney Catholic Schools has the responsibility of leading and managing the system of schools.
The funding of these schools is a shared responsibility between Commonwealth and State Governments, parents and parishes.
The Commonwealth Government provides about 55% and the State Government about 22% of the income needed to fund the system of schools. The contribution of Governments to the running costs of our schools needs to be recognised, appreciated and also guarded.
Parents contribute over 20% to the funding of the parish primary schools and regional secondary schools of the Archdiocese. This financial contribution is essential to providing the best possible educational opportunities for the students. The continuing support of parents is greatly appreciated.
The fees charged at Good Samaritan Catholic College are made up of:
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.
The Archdiocesan Building Levy. The income from the levy assists in the repayment of loans for school buildings, repairs and maintenance and building insurance.
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 2019. There will be a slight increase in 2020.
The following Archdiocesan Building Levy apply in 2019:
The Archdiocesan Building Levy is billed to each family, not to each student. Any family which has a child / children in more than one systemic Catholic school will only be charged a total levy of $571.00. That is, if a family has two children, one child attending a secondary school and one child attending a primary school, then each child will be billed $286.00
The following Local Fees and Charges apply in 2019:
# With the introduction of a Bring Your Own Designated Device (BYODD) program in 2016, this fee will no longer be charged to students who commence in Year 7 or transition through Year 10.
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.