Responsibility for payment of fees
College Office staff can assist with any queries you may have in regard to payment of fees and levies.
Current fees and levies are outlined in the Schedule of Fees and Charges.
A single invoice will be issued in Term One of each year for the full year fees and levies covering all students for which the parent/guardian is responsible. Full payment is due 30 days from the date of the invoice, unless other arrangements are made using a payment arrangement form. Please note that any payment arrangement entered into is purely administrative.
The College will accept a payment arrangement of 10 equal monthly installments (February to November) with payments to be received by the 15th of each month. A final payment settling the account in full is required by the end of Term Four. You will be asked at the end of each year how you would like to pay fees for the next year.
Notwithstanding the amount invoiced, in the event of default on payment arrangements, the total amount outstanding will become immediately due. The school reserves its right to take steps to recover payment in full.
The schedule of fees and charges may be updated each year and includes information about payment options. This also states any applicable interest rate payable on overdue fees or levies. Interest is payable from the due date until payment is received in full.
An obligation or liability on the part of two or more persons binds them jointly and each of them severally.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to honour the financial commitments required by the school in accordance with the Schedule of Fees and Charges and the terms and conditions.
Each person who signs the enrolment form accepts legal responsibility for payment of school fees and levies incurred for the entire period of the enrolment of the student.
Where there is more than one person signing this form:
- only one account will be issued in the name of all individuals listed on this form;
- each person is independently and jointly responsible for payment of the whole of the fees, meaning the school can (at its discretion) seek to recover the whole of the fees from any one parent/guardian or any combination of them;
- notice to any one parent/guardian is taken to be notice to all parent(s)/guardian(s);
- each individual consents to their personal information in relation to this account (including payments made or overdue) being disclosed to each other individual on the account; and
- amendments to fee payment arrangements can only be made with the written agreement of all affected parties (including all parent(s)/guardian(s) listed on this form and those who will be responsible for paying fees).
A capital levy that applies to each family is determined by the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office and contributes towards assisting with the financing costs of all systemic schools/colleges
What your College fees provide for your child(ren)
Tuition fees are formulated and designed to be a singular education cost and as inclusive as possible. This deliberate approach is aimed to minimise the extent to which additional payments from families are required throughout the year. Any additional charges that may be applied would be for activities such as, but not restricted to, interstate or overseas excursions, specific fundraising for charities, student celebration or graduation dinner as well as some of our specific options subjects i.e. VET - Hospitality and Duke of Edinburgh.
Accordingly as an example your fees cover such expenses as:
- Class excursions (except as stated above).
- Long day excursions for Grade Three and Grade level camps and retreats for Grades Four-Ten students (excluding Grade Six trip to Canberra).
- Information technology resources such as networked software and specialised school/parent interactive applications such as School Stream, Seesaw and Fides.
- Sport and gym equipment including facilities maintenance and management.
- Musical instruments (leased and owned).
- Specialist subject materials and equipment for Art, Design in Wood, Home Economics and Science. Some elective subjects do have additional fees.
- Participation in SATIS after school sport rosters and carnivals.
Pro-rated school fees
In cases where a student commences at or leaves the school partway through the year, fees and levies will be pro-rated in accordance with this part.
Subject to minimum notice requirements for withdrawing a student, tuition fees will be pro-rated to the nearest week, including any partial weeks of attendance as full weeks.
For example, in a school year with 40 weeks, if a student commences on Thursday of the 12th week, the amount of tuition fees owing will be pro-rated to 29 weeks. In this example the amount payable would be 72.5% of the full year tuition fee (because 29 ÷ 40 = 0.725).
The amount of the capital levy payable is pro-rated to the nearest week, including any partial weeks of attendance as full weeks, similar to the way tuition fees are pro-rated. When it comes to the capital levy each week (or part week) where any student in the family attends is counted as a week for the purposes of pro-rating the levy.
Tuition levies/program fees
Fees for certain programs (for example, camps) are included in the school fees invoice as a tuition levy. Where a student will not or did not participate in the activity a full credit will be provided, unless the school had already incurred a cost associated with that student.
The costs of some large activities (e.g. interstate trips) may be covered by tuition levies in the previous year. Where a student commences at the start of a year including one of these activities, the cost of their levies will be increased by the cost of that activity.
Notice of withdrawal
Written notice of at least ten weeks is required prior to withdrawal of a student from the school. Where notice is not provided, full tuition fees and all levies will need to be paid for the number of weeks where notice was not provided. This includes withdrawal prior to the start of the school year.
For example, if a student is withdrawn at the start of the school year, a total of 10 weeks of school fees may need to be paid.
This notice period may be reduced or waived in special circumstances. Please contact the Co-Principals if you would like to discuss this possibility.
Special payment arrangements
If you are experiencing financial hardship or are struggling to pay on time, please speak to the Business Manager or the Co-Principals. Variations in payment arrangements can be approved where required, and in exceptional circumstances limited fee remissions can be provided.
You will be required to provide evidence of need to enter into a special payment arrangement or receive a fee remission.
Failure to pay
Where payment is not made on time, debt recovery action may be commenced against any one or all of the parent(s)/guardian(s) named on this form.
The school or the Archdiocese may charge the parent(s)/guardian(s) for, and the parent(s)/guardian(s) indemnify the school and the Archdiocese from, all costs and expenses (including without limitation all legal costs and expenses on an indemnity basis) incurred by the school or the Archdiocese resulting from the default (failure to pay) or in taking action to enforce compliance with these terms and conditions.