Enrolments

Fee Policy

St Patrick’s is an independent Catholic Girls’ College under the governance of Good Samaritan Education. It is an incorporated company of limited liability, governed and managed by a Board of Directors. The purpose of the College is to provide a quality Catholic education for students from various cultures and social traditions. The College is committed to the overall personal development of each student and the promotion of excellence in every aspect of education. In order to achieve these goals the College actively seeks the services of committed, professional staff and is committed to the continual updating and provision for facilities, equipment and resources.

FEE SCHEDULE – 2021

The Schedule of Fees is set by the College Board and reviewed annually.

Fees Per StudentAnnual FeeCompulsory Annual Fees
 ***
Total Fees
 Year 7$7,021$700$7,721
 Year 8$7,370$700$8,070
 Year 9$7,606$700$8,306
Years 10$7,862$700$8,562
Years 11 $7,975$700$8,675
Years 12$7,995$700$8,695

Fee reductions automatically apply to families who have more than one daughter attending St Patrick’s College

Sibling Discount


Sibling Discount Second ChildSibling Discount Third ChildSibling Discount Fourth Child
10%20%50%

Additional compulsory annual fees per family

  • School Yearbook $ 50.00
  • Alumni Lifetime Membership Fee – Year 12 only $ 50.00·
  • Parents and Friends Fundraising Levy – Years 7 to 11 $ 50.00
  • Capital Levy $600.00

The Policy

(Ratified by the College Board annually)

Parents/Caregivers who enrol students at St Patrick’s College are obliged to meet all costs associated with the provision of a Catholic education for their daughter.

Payment Options

  • Fees are billed annually in advance and the account is posted out at the commencement of the school year. Monthly statements will be sent to all families with an outstanding balance.
  • Payment of school fees is by Direct Debit arranged through the College - Download Form Here. In order to accommodate individual families’ needs, accounts may be paid by one of the following payment options:

Year 7 to Year 11- payment plans will cover the period February to November under one of the following arrangements and due by 1st November 2021

  • Four (4) terms – 4 equal payments due by the 1st February, 1st May, 1st August 2020 and 1st November 2021
  • Ten (10) equal monthly instalments, due by the 1st day of each month – commencing 1st February and finalised by 1st November 2021
  • Twenty (20) equal fortnightly instalments, to commence by 1st February and to be finalised by 1st November 2021
  • Forty (40) equal weekly instalments, to commence by 1st February and to be finalised by 1st November 2021

Year 12 – all fees to be paid in full by 1st September 2021

  • Eight (8) equal monthly instalments, due by the 1st day of each month – commencing 1st February and finalised by 1st September 2021
  • Three (3) terms - 3 equal payments due by 1st February, 1st May and 1st August 2021
  • Sixteen (16) equal fortnightly instalments, to commence by 1st February and to be finalised by 1st September 2021
  • Thirty-two (32) equal weekly instalments, to commence by 1st February and to be finalised by 1st September 2021

Regardless of the payment options chosen, any outstanding fees for the year must be paid by the above dates unless a separate payment arrangement has been made with the Business Manager or Principal.
Enquiries can be made to fees@saintpatricks.nsw.edu.au

Overdue Accounts

All accounts are actively monitored and pursued by the College. School fees are a primary source of income for the College, without which St Patrick’s would not be able to meet its own financial commitments, aimed at the provision of quality education for all its students. Non-payment of fees will result in a reminder letter issues and/or interview.

Parents/Caregivers of all enrolled students must finalise their account by the end of each school year and be aware that continuing enrolment is contingent upon a proven ability to pay school fees.

Parents/Caregivers Experiencing Financial Difficulty

Parents/Caregivers who are experiencing any period of financial difficulty resulting in an inability to pay their fees when due, must contact the Business Manager or Principal, either in person or in writing, explaining their situation and suggesting a payment plan. It is always the College’s intention to ensure that the needs of individual families are met and undue financial burdens are not exacerbated. The College will conduct fee payment discussion confidentially and with compassion, to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for both the College and the family. In such instances, the College reserves the right to request financial documentation and to reassess the family’s ongoing financial situation during the term of the arrangement.

Non-Compliance With Fee Policy

If no attempt is made to comply with the above procedure and there is an inadequate response to contact from the College, the College reserves the right to terminate the enrolment. Whilst the College would view such action as regrettable it also must uphold its responsibilities to the entire College community. This may also apply to families who have entered a payment arrangement but have not met their commitments under that agreement. Any such action would be undertaken to ensure fairness to all of the College community.

St Patrick's College will refer accounts that have significant debt to a debt collection agency.  The family will be advised in writing that this action is pending, thus giving further opportunity to clear all debts before this occurs. All unpaid accounts will be pursued, even after a student has finished at the College. The College will pass on all charges incurred in recovery of a debt.

Withdrawal of a Student

If any student is withdrawn at any time, the College formal sign out process must be completed, details of which are available from the Enrolments Office. Students who leave the school during the school year are required to give written notice of ten (10) teaching weeks. The notice period commences from the date the College receives the notice in writing. An in-lieu of notice fee will be charged representing school fees for each week short of the 10 weeks’ notice. i.e. if a student gives 6 weeks notice then they will be charged an additional 4 weeks in school fees. This policy also applies where a student fails to return to the College following the Christmas break and where no notice of at least 10 teaching weeks has been given. This amount is a genuine estimate by the College of the loss that it would suffer as a consequence of insufficient notice of termination of the Student’s enrolment.

In addition, where a student is enrolled in a TVET course, the full course fee will be payable if the student leaves the College before the course is complete.

*** The course fees include:

  Year 7 Year 8  Year 9  Year 10  Year 11 Year 12
 Tuition YY Y YYY
Educational Software YYYYYY
 Text Book Hire YYYYYY
 Excursions – inclusive of all costs including transport, facilitators and entry fees YYYYYY
Camps – inclusive of all costs including equipment hire, transport, facilitators, meals and accommodation YYY   
Retreats - inclusive of all costs including transport, facilitators, meals and accommodation     YYY
Locker Hire – including padlock YYYYYY
 Student Diary YYYYYY
 Sports and Activities - inclusive of all costs including transport and entry fees YYYY  
Stationary, Materials and Resources YYYYYY
Practical Subject Course Costs  YYYYYY
 NAPLAN Test Fees Y  Y   
 Year 12 - Student Graduation Cost      Y
 Parent Engagement Events by invitation from the College Y Y    Y
Technology expenses including WiFi, network and securityYYYYYY
Co-Curricular expenses - Debating, Public Speaking, Sport representationYYYYYY

OTHER SUBJECT LEVIES/COSTS THAT MAY APPLY TO YEARS 11 AND 12 STUDENTS

Where possible all subject levies are included in the school fees, however there are extra costs or charges associated with the following subjects/activities:

  • Hospitality A Chef’s Uniform and a Chef’s Kit will need to be purchased. This may cost up to $165.
  • Externally Delivered VET The 2 year VET course will incur a fee to be billed to the school fees account representing 25% of the total course cost. 25% of the total course cost will be paid by the College and the remaining 50% balance will be funded by the government. This is consistent with the practice for other Catholic schools in this area. The course fees will vary depending on the course being studied.
  • Distance Education Courses Half of the fee levied by an external provider will be payable by the student. This includes courses offered by NSW School for Languages, and Sydney Distance Education High School as well as any other approved provider. Details will be provided at the time of elective subject selection.
  • Design and Technology Year 12 major projects may incur costs up to $300 which is not covered by the school fees.
  • Visual Arts Art design and framing costs for Year 12 major works may incur costs of $100 –$150 per student which are not covered by the school fees.
  • Sport There may be additional costs incurred where students represent the College at State and/or National level.

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