In order to be able to operate our school the school relies on significant funding from government grants (both Commonwealth and State). It is an expectation of government that in order to qualify for Government funds, school communities must contribute financially to their school. Fee recommendations are set by our Governing Authority that consider the socio economic status of the community. The annual fees are based on these recommendations and are set after consultation with the School Advisory Council.
As a school we are required to set a budget based on funding, fees and other income. This budget needs to ensure staff can be paid and that a satisfactory standard is maintained, both in the education of the pupils and also in the administration and maintenance of the school.
School Fees and Levies are set at the end of each school year for the following twelve month period. Detailed information and a payment plan sheet will be available in Term 4 for the following school year. Payment options available are Direct Debit, eftpos, cash or cheque. Our fees for the current year are set out below.
In 2011 the Ballarat Diocese introduced the Family Fee Assistance Scheme to offer a family fee discount to those families who hold a health care card. An application form is available from the School Office. Parents who experience difficulty in meeting their school fees are asked to make an appointment with the principal when the matter will be discussed in total confidence.
$340 PER STUDENT
This covers the cost of items your child will use at school during the course of the year. This fee covers all student supplies (sometimes referred to as a ‘booklist’).
Not included in this levy are: 1:1 Technology devices (Years 5 & 6), School Camps and Fundraising Monies.
$1,200 PER FAMILY
Families who feel they can afford to pay a little more than the set fee are encouraged to do so as a way of supporting families who are less fortunate.
The money raised from school fees goes towards pastoral care and the general recurrent running costs associated with administering and maintaining our school buildings and grounds. One copy of the school magazine for each family is included in this fee.
Capital Works Fee
$300 PER FAMILY
|Income raised here is for capital projects (e.g. new buildings, major renovations and maintenance).
$70 PER STUDENT
$120 ONLY P-4 STUDENTS
This is used for the purchasing of programs and licenses that would be used to assist students with learning. Eg SeeSaw, Simon, Reading Eggs, etc.
This is to assist with the purchasing of an iPad for students in Prep to use across the years P-6 at school. Students in year 3 will receive a ChromeBook. This fee would not apply to students in Yrs 5 & 6, as they have already purchased Laptops.
$155 PER FAMILY
|This covers all fundraising costs associated throughout the year. In 2023 this levy has been allocated to assist funding for new Performing Arts Equipment, furniture and Event Costs e g. Shrove Tuesday, Mother’s Day Breakfast and general community events at Sacred Heart Primary School.
Below is a list of camp costs. To find our more about our camps program please: (Click Here)