School Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.


School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

Fee support during COVID-19 times

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is working hard to support the families
in our communities who are struggling financially as a result of COVID-19.

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Here's how we can help

 

Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

  Flexible Payment Plans

 

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education. 

  Access the Payment Portal

 


Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund of overpaid school fees, please contact Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.

 

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about any of these matters, contact the school in the first instance

More on how fees work

 


Fees Payable at Penola Catholic College for 2021


As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $11-$18 a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2021 Diocesan tuition fee, 2021 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2021 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Year 7 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,190 $1,644 $1,095
Resource Fee $1,239 $1,239 $1,239 $1,239
Activity Fee $237 $237 $237 $237
Overnight Excursion $293 $293 $293 $293
Overnight Meal $73 $73 $73 $73
Total $4,854 $3,486 $2,937 $1,842
Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,190 $1,644 $1,095
Resource Fee $1,239 $1,239 $1,239 $1,239
Activity Fee $201 $201 $201 $201
Total $4,452 $3,084 $2,535 $1,440
Year 9 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,430 $1,824 $1,215
Resource Fee $1,239 $1,239 $1,239 $1,239
Activity Fee $198 $198 $198 $198
Total $4,689 $3,261 $2,652 $1,437
Year 10 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,430 $1,824 $1,215
Resource Fee $1,239 $1,239 $1,239 $1,239
Activity Fee $282 $282 $282 $282
Total $4,773 $3,345 $2,736 $1,521
Year 11 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,102 $2,328 $1,551
Resource Fee $1,365 $1,365 $1,365 $1,365
Activity Fee $180 $180 $180 $180
Total $5,469 $3,873 $3,096 $1,545
Year 12 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,102 $2,328 $1,551
Resource Fee $1,365 $1,365 $1,365 $1,365
Activity Fee $138 $138 $138 $138
Overnight Excursion $288 $288 $288 $288
Overnight Meal $72 $72 $72 $72
Total $5,787 $4,191 $3,414 $1,863

Explanation of Fees

Resource & Subject Fee

This fee helps meet the costs of administration of the school and the provision of resources for use by students and includes:

  • Provision and support for the school’s Information Technology resources including computers, software, license fees, internet, updating network infrastructure equipment, network management and maintenance and other technology for the use in a variety of subjects.
  • Paper, printing, stationery and mailing costs.
  • Provision of text books and resources for temporary use by students.
  • School newsletter and other school publications.
  • Resources/equipment acquired by the school for use by teachers and students (eg. Library, sport, various equipment and curriculum resources).
  • Diary for each student.
  • eBooks/eLearning for each student.
  • Provision of careers’ advice and resources to students.
  • Implementation of school-based Pastoral Care programs for students.
  • Australasian Schools’ Competition costs for various subjects & year groups.
  • Maintenance and replacement of classroom furniture.
  • Student I.D cards.
  • Provision of the school’s Pastoral Care Program.

Activity Fee

The fees are associated with the costs for students attending subject excursions, pastoral days and other school approved excursions/incursions for the whole year group.



Payment of Fees

Itemised accounts are sent out three times a year, at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3, and payment is due within 30 days.  Prompt attention to these accounts would be appreciated. The Flexible Payment Plan is offered as an alternative for families to pay their annual fees weekly, fortnightly or monthly over a six month period from March to August.  Any application for special consideration, for example, payment by instalments throughout the year, needs to be approved by the Principal.  This can be done by telephone, in writing, or by arranging an interview, or by informing the Finance Secretary.

 


Further Information

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact Penola Catholic College by phone on (02) 4728 8100 weekdays between 8:00am and 3:30pm or send us an email.

 

 

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!

 

 

 

Byawalla

Did you know we offer fee support
for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families?*

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Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.*

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High Needs Support Centres

Do you have a child with moderate intellectual disabilities who would benefit from an alternate platform for learning?

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* Conditions apply