School Fees

An investment in your child’s future.

2023 School Fees

1st child

2nd child

3rd child

Tuition (Foundation – Year 1)




Tuition (Years 2 – 6)




School Development fund (per family)




Note: 4th and subsequent children are not charged Tuition Fees

The school fees comprise two components:

  • The Tuition fee that covers all tuition, printing and paper allowance, limited school accident insurance, performance and excursion entry costs, and ICT expenses including software, internet, replacement of devices, and management systems.
  • The 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.

Please note, the above fees do 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.

Stationery Supplies
The school has arranged for Office National, Railway Tce, Nuriootpa, to provide stationery packs (as determined by class teachers) for parents to order and buy online. You will receive a separate communication regarding this.

Family/Sibling Discount
Good Shepherd offers a discount for the second 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 South Australian Government School Card will receive a remission for each approved child per term. However, when approved by the School Card Office, such discounts will only commence from the school term in which the School Card Office receives (and approves) an application. Applications for School Card must be made online each year.

Fee Support
Good Shepherd endeavours to provide a quality Christian education to all children regardless of their financial circumstances, and therefore, we make fee support available to families where appropriate. 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 remain strictly confidential and be 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 the 5th week of term one, a 3% discount will be applied.

Payment of Fees
Fees will be billed per term 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 contract 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, one term’s written notice is required if you are withdrawing your child/children from the school, otherwise, 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.