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.

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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.

 

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.

 

Learn more about how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Bernadette's Primary for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $4-9 a day for a child in Kindergarten*. 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 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Kindergarten 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,206 $903 $603
Resource Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Activity Fee $147 $147 $147 $147
Family Levy (one per family) $84      
TOTAL $2,382 $1,191 $891 $288

 

Year 1 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Activity Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Family Levy (one per family) $84      
TOTAL $2,727 $1,449 $1,062 $282

 

Year 2 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Activity Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Family Levy (one per family) $84      
TOTAL $2,727 $1,449 $1,062 $282

 

Year 3 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Activity Fee $138 $138 $138 $138
Family Levy (one per family) $84      
TOTAL $2,724 $1,446 $1,059 $279

 

Year 4 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Activity Fee $240 $240 $240 $240
Family Levy (one per family) $84      
TOTAL $2,826 $1,548 $1,161 $381

 

Year 5 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Activity Fee $204 $204 $204 $204
Overnight Excursion $210 $210 $210 $210
Overnight Meal $36 $36 $36 $36
Family Levy (one per family) $84      
TOTAL $3,036 $1,758 $1,371 $591

 

Year 6 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,557 $1,167 $780
Resource Fee $141 $141 $141 $141
Activity Fee $87 $87 $87 $87
Overnight Excursion $210 $210 $210 $210
Overnight Meal $36 $36 $36 $36
Family Levy (one per family) $84      
TOTAL $2,919 $1,641 $1,254 $474


Further Information

Resource Fee

The Resource Fee covers the cost of exercise books, visual art materials and other resources your child will be using in their class during the school year. This includes resources for the spelling program - Soundwaves K-6. This fee also enables the school to maintain a high standard of technology includes printing, software and replacement of digital hardware.

Activity Fee

The school activity fee includes: Sports Carnival, Swimming Carnival, In School Show, Dance Fever / Gymnastics Program, Harmony Day and Book Week Author / Cartoonist visit as well as class excursions for all stages.

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact St Bernadette's by phone on (02) 8869 6400 weekdays between 8:30am and 3:30pm.

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

 

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme

 

BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you