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.

The Policy

(Ratified by the College Board 29 October 2019)

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- to be paid in full by 1st November 2020

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

Year 12 – all fees to be paid in full by 1st September 2020

  • Three (3) terms - 3 equal payments due by 1st February, 1st May and 1st August 2020
  • Eight (8) equal monthly instalments, due by the 1st day of each month – commencing 1st February and finalised by 1st September 2020
  • Sixteen (16) equal fortnightly instalments, to commence by 1st February and to be finalised by 1st September 2020
  • Thirty-two (32) equal weekly instalments, to commence by 1st February and to be finalised by 1st September 2020

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.

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 a student is withdrawn at any time, the College 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 notice of one full term. Failure to give the required notice will result in one term’s fees being charged. A term’s fee is calculated as one quarter of the total Annual Fees. The term’s notice period commences from the date the College receives the notice in writing. This policy also applies where a student fails to return to the College following the Christmas break and where no notice of this has been given at least one full term prior. 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.

FEE SCHEDULE – 2020

(TO BE UPDATED ANNUALLY – 2020 FEES RATIFIED BY THE COLLEGE BOARD 29 OCTOBER 2019)

Fees Per StudentTuition FeeCourse Fees
 ***
Total Annual Fee
 Year 7$3,425$3,425$6,850
 Year 8$3,595$3,595$7,190
 Year 9$3,710$3,710$7,420
Years 10$3,835$3,835$7,670
Years 11 $3,890$3,890$7,780
Years 12$3,900$3,900$7,800

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

*** 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 YYYY  
Stationary, Materials and Resources YYYYYY
Practical Subject Course Costs  YYYYYY
 NAPLAN Test Fees Y  Y   
 Year 12 - Student Graduation Cost      Y
 Year 7 Parent Welcome Dinner Y     
Technology expenses including WiFi, network and securityYYYYYY
Co-Curricular expenses - Debating, Public Speaking, Sport representationYYYYYY


YearSibling Discount Second ChildSibling Discount Third ChildSibling Discount Fourth ChildFull Scholarship (Tuition Fee)
 Year 7$685$1,370$3,425$3,425
 Year 8$719$1,438$3,595$3,595
 Year 9$742$1,484$3,710$3,710
 Year 10$767$1,534$3,835$3,835
 Year 11$778$1,556$3,890$3,890
 Year 12$780$1,560$3,990$3,990

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

Additional compulsory annual fees per family

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

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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