Fees and Levies

​​​SCHOOL FEES, LEVIES AND CHARGES

General information

St Mary's is a Parish school, run as a systemic primary school under the auspices of Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE). Our finance is gained from:
  • School Fees and Levies
  • Government Grants
  • P&F fundraising
The general recurrent running expenses of the school are met through school fees and levies.
 
School Fees and Levies are billed by the school each term on a 14 day account. Various payment options are available. Details may be obtained from the school office. The prompt payment of fees represents part of your commitment to our school and is a condition of enrolment at the school.
Many families make considerable personal sacrifices to send their children to our school. We therefore endeavour to keep the cost to families as low as possible. We are pleased to discuss fee concessions at any time with any family in genuine need or hardship. Please contact the school office for details and more information.
 
NO CATHOLIC CHILD WILL BE DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE EDUCATION AT ST MARY'S SCHOOL BECAUSE OF A FAMILY'S INABILITY TO PAY FEES. (St Mary's Enrolment Policy)

Forms

Direct Debit Form

Credit Card Form

 

School Fees

School Fees 2018

 

Music Program

Fees for the music program are charged for small group tuition (usually up to four students). An expectation of the program is that all students will, upon reaching appropriate levels of proficiency, participate in either the School Band or String Ensemble. A separate performance fee is charged when students progress to either of these groups. Instrumental music levies appear on the term statements of participating students and are paid through the normal fees payment options. All fees charged in respect to the instrumental music program are directed to funding the salary of the teachers and resource and performance costs of the program.

Parents & Friends Association Levy

The School's Parents and Friends Association charges families a levy in lieu of other fund raising activities to fund the Association's activities throughout the school year. The levy appears on the quarterly school fees account and is paid through the normal school fees payment options. Currently, the Parents and Friends Levy is $70 per family per year.

Combined Capital Levy

Families are requested to pay a School Levy for the purpose of servicing the capital debt on the school and providing for the maintenance of school buildings. Families who have students at both the Primary school and the College are eligible for Family rates for the Levy so that it is not paid to both schools.


Fees and Levies Collection Procedures

  1. The School will issue an account of full fees and levies by the third week of each term, payable within 30 days of issue.
  2. Any arrangements to vary the terms of payment must be made with the Finance Secretary.
  3. Issue of an "Overdue Account" notice will be processed within seven days after the due date.
  4. Accounts that remain outstanding 14 days after the due date may be dealt with in one or more of the following ways:
    • Phone contact by the Finance Secretary
    • Letter from the Finance Secretary
    • Letter from the Principal
    • Interview with the Principal
  5. Where accounts remain unpaid one month after due date and no appropriate arrangements have been made to pay the agreed fee, the account may be placed in the hands of a debt collector.

Full Policy and Guidelines can be accessed via this link: Fee and Levy Collection Policy ​and Guidelines.pdf. ​​