2019 SCHOOL FEES
|1st child||2nd child||3rd child||4th child|
|Tuition (Foundation – Year 1)||2,960||2,664||2,220||Waived|
|Tuition (Years 2 – 7)||3,440||3,096||2,580||Waived|
|School Development fund (per family)||375||Waived||Waived||Waived|
|Note: 4th and subsequent children are not charged Tuition Fees|
The 2019 school fees comprises two components:
- a tuition fee that covers all tuition, IT levy, printing and paper allowance, limited school accident insurance and performance and excursion entry costs. This fee does not cover the costs of camps, annual school photo, private musical tutors and instrument hire, before and after school care, vacation care, SAPSASA sport or swimming lessons etc.
- a School Development fee, charged per family, which is directed towards the continual upgrade, maintenance and improvement in our facilities. As this amount is not a voluntary contribution to the school it is not an allowable taxation deduction.
Good Shepherd offers a discount for the 2nd and subsequent child from any family currently attending the school. This discount has been incorporated into the fee table shown above.
School Card Discount
Students who are approved for the State Government School Card for 2019 will receive a $165 remission per approved child per term. However, such discounts, when approved by the School Card Office, will only commence from the school term in which the School Card Office receives (and approves) your application. Applications for School Card must be made each year and forms for 2019 are available from the school office.
Good Shepherd endeavours to provide a quality Christian education to all children regardless of their financial circumstances, and consequently fee support is available to families. If you require assistance please make an appointment with the Principal or the Finance Officer to discuss your particular circumstances. Any information provided when applying for such support will be treated as strictly confidential and made available only to the Principal and the Finance Officer.
Annual Payment Discount
If the entire year’s fees (Tuition and School Development) are paid in full by 7 March 2019, a 3% discount will be given.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Fees will be billed termly and payment in full is due by the Friday of week 4 of each term unless alternative payment arrangements have been made.
If you would like to make regular fee payments across the school year (e.g. weekly, fortnightly or monthly) please contact the Finance Officer so the arrangement can be documented. Ideally we expect fees paid in this manner will be finalised by the end of November.
Family fee accounts will be billed as per the enrolment form. Where this represents a separated family, the school expects the enrolling parents/carers to work out payment arrangements between themselves to ensure all fees are paid.
Payments may be made at the school by cash, cheque, or EFTPOS, or via your bank account using BPay or direct debit. The school’s BPay and bank details appear on the bottom of the fee statement.
Please be aware that non-payment of school fees constitutes a breaking of the enrolment contact signed before your child/children commenced at the school. The school reserves the right to make use of a collection agency to collect outstanding fees, with all collection costs added to the outstanding amount.
As stated in the school’s enrolment form, a term’s notice is required if you are withdrawing your child/children from the school, or a pro-rata tuition fee will be charged.
If you plan to withdraw your child for a period greater than one term during the school year, a reduction in tuition fee may be granted provided at least one term’s notice is given.