SCHOOL FEES - 2017

The first point that needs to be made in relation to the payment of school fees at Emmaus is that no family need ever be excluded from our school due to financial considerations.

School fees are set in three tiers:-

Student fee

$320 per annum per child (this includes student's stationery needs, excursions & guest speakers)

Family Tuition Fee

$1100 per annum per family

Capital Fee

$400 per annum per family ($200 General Capital Fee & $200 Multi-Purpose Facility Levy)

Yr 5 & Yr 6 iPad Initiative:-

iPad & Cover Fee

$660.00 (estimate) per 2017 Year 4 student or new students to Year 5 & 6

This will be charged when the iPads are purchased in Term 3, 2017

Camp Fee (Yr6 only)

$120.00 per Year 6 student only

 

Fees payment methods are:

Direct debit from nominated savings/cheque account

Direct debit from credit card

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) to school’s bank account via internet banking

Direct credit to the school’s bank account from your employer

Payment by cash / cheque at school office

Families are asked to complete a fee agreement at the end of each year nominating a preferred method of payment, and the frequency of payments. Fees can be paid fortnightly, monthly, each term or annually.

 

Fee Payment Dates 2017  

FAMILY FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME - Tuition fee Discounts

In all Ballarat Diocesan Catholic Primary Schools, tuition fee discounts are available to families eligible for a means tested Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran Affairs Pensioner Card.  The scheme offers tuition fee discounts to both Catholic and non-Catholic families, to new and current students. Although a family may be eligible to receive a fee discount, families may choose not to apply for the fee discount and pay the full school fee.

The Family Fee Assistance Scheme will be implemented across all Ballarat Diocesan Catholic Primary Schools. Families that qualify for the scheme will pay $520 per annum ($10 per week) for primary school tuition fees. In 2016 an annual discount of $480 (pro-rata) will be applied to the Family Tuition Fee.

Please obtain an application form from Doris if you wish to apply for the Family Fee Assistance Scheme. A copy of your current valid card is required with your application form. Card must be valid as at 27th January 2016.

 

CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)

CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance will be paid to the school to use towards expenses related to camps, excursions, or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per students will be $125 for primary school students.

 

CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE

The Conveyance Allowance assists families with the cost of transporting their children to and from school.

 To be eligible to receive a conveyance allowance you must:-

Be aged between five years (by 30 April in the year that the allowance is sought) and 21 years;

Live more than 4.8 km by the shortest practicable route from the nearest Catholic school attended; or

Live more than 4.8 km from the nearest bus service.

If you are eligible application forms are available from the office.