2012 Schedule of Fees and Levies at
Catherine McAuley, Westmead
Fees payable for 2012 for a first child at Catherine McAuley, Westmead are as follows:
ITEM YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12
School Fees 1596.00 1596.00 1764.00 1764.00 2256.00 2256.00
Building levy 615.00 615.00 615.00 615.00 615.00 615.00
Resource Fee 509.00 729.00 729.00 729.00 729.00 729.00
Maintenance Fee 363.00 363.00 363.00 363.00 363.00 363.00
P & F Levy 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Camp/Retreat 162.00 60.00 201.00
Thursday Sport 168.00 222.00 222.00 222.00
Student testing 30.00
Book Pack 50.00
Subject/Excursion Fee 375.00 222.00 153.00 108.00 9.00 60.00
Total $3980.00 $3822.00 $3981.00 $3876.00 $4248.00 $4098.00
**** Plus Elective Subject Fees as per table on page 3 ****
A. Diocesan School Fees
Diocesan Fees for 2012 are as follows:
1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child
Years 7 & 8 1596.00 1197.00 798.00
Years 9 & 10 1764.00 1323.00 882.00
Years 11 & 12 2256.00 1692.00 1128.00
These fees are set by, and collected on behalf of the Diocese of Parramatta and are passed onto the
Catholic Education Office. They are directed towards supplementing Commonwealth and State
Grants (which cover around 80% of the running costs of the schools) for the payment of teachers’
salaries, general running costs associated with the school and the administration of the Catholic
Education Office, Parramatta.
Please note that sibling reductions for Diocesan School Fees only apply to those children attending
Systemic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta and St. Dominic’s at Kingwood or Systemic Schools
in the Archdiocese of Sydney and Dioceses of Wollongong and Broken Bay.
B. Education Resources Fee
This fee helps meet the costs of the administration of the school and the provision of
resources for use by students and includes:
Provision and maintenance of the school’s Information Technology resources
including purchase of computers and network infrastructure, network management and
maintenance, school Internet access
Resources acquired by the school for use by teachers and students (e.g. teaching
resources, library, sports and curriculum resources)
Provision of text books for temporary use by students
Paper, printing and stationary costs
School newsletter and other school publications
Replacement of classroom furniture
School diary and homework planner for each student
Student I.D cards
Acquisition and maintenance of lockers which are made available to each student in the
Provision of the school’s Pastoral Care Program
Parent contribution towards the cost of Year 12 Graduation
The fee for all new students will be $509.00. (A deposit of $220.00, which was part payment of
this fee, was paid as confirmation of enrolment).
C. Subject/Excursion Fee
The Subject/Excursion Fee covers the cost of:
Excursions/Incursions and in school performances
The especially high cost of materials for some subjects
The cost of providing study materials/workbooks in lieu of textbooks
Workbooks required by students
This fee applies where all students in the year group are involved.
In 2012, Camps/Retreats are planned for Years 7, 9 and 11. The cost of these events will be
included on the School Fees Account and will be charged in three instalments.
E. Student Testing
A fee of $30.00 is charged for the testing of all Year 7 students. This testing took place in
November 2011. Parents will receive the results of this testing.
F. School Sport Program
This fee is charged for each student in Years 7-10 to cover the cost of the Thursday afternoon
Sport Program. As arrangements for this program are made in advance, this fee will not be
G. Elective Subject Fee
Elective Subject Fees are similar to Subject/Excursion Fees but are payable in respect of the
various elective subjects only. Elective Subject Fees will be charged in Terms 2 and 3.
Elective Subject Fees for 2012 are as follows:
Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
Ancient History 20.00
Commerce 30.00 95.00
Community & Family
D&T 50.00 60.00
Drama 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00
Food Tech 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00
French 45.00 12.00 45.00 25.00
Geography Elective 100.00 150.00
History Elective 30.00 30.00
Hospitality 60.00 60.00
Japanese 62.00 12.00 70.00 25.00 20.00
PASS 35.00 170.00
PD/H/PE Elective 90.00 50.00
Studies of Religion 1U 20.00
Studies of Religion 2U 25.00 5.00
Textiles Technology 50.00 97.00
Textiles & Design 97.00
Visual Arts 60.00 75.00 95.00 55.00
H. Special Family Based Charges
In addition to the above student based charges, the following family based charges are levied:
1. Maintenance Levy ($363.00)
This fee helps meet the costs associated with the general running, maintenance and
development of the school campus including the Morley Centre and the swimming pool.
2. Diocesan School Building Levy ($615.00)
This levy is paid by the first child attending a systemic school in the Diocese of Parramatta.
This fee is collected on behalf of the Diocese of Parramatta and is paid directly into the
Parramatta Diocesan School Building Levy Fund. This fund is used to support building
projects for all schools in the Diocese of Parramatta.
3. Parents and Friends Association Levy ($75.00)
This levy is passed on in full to the Parents and Friends Association to support their
community building and fundraising activities in the school.
Fees Payment Dates
Fee billing dates for 2012 are as follows:
Term Statement Date Final Date for
1 February 9th 2012 March 9th 2012
2 April 27th 2012 May 25th 2012
3 July 20th 2012 August 17th 2012
Accounts for fees are issued in Terms 1, 2 and 3.
It is anticipated that no other fees will be payable for 2012
Payment can be made by the following means:
Cash - Payment at the School Office;
Cheque - By post or through payment at the School Office;
Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard only) - Payment at the School Office or by phoning the
school on 9849 9102;
EFTPOS (Credit, Cheque or Savings Account) - Payment at the School Office;
Postbillpay - Payment at Australia Post Offices and agencies and via the internet. Details
on School Fee Account.
BPay - on the internet. Details on School Fee Account.
CEO - Flexible Payment Plan. Details on School Fee Account.
Application can be made, in special circumstances, to pay fees on an instalment basis. Request
for instalment payment arrangements should be discussed with the School Business Manager,
Mr Brian Hackney on 9849 9106.
If parents are experiencing difficulties, either of a temporary or continuing nature, in meeting their
financial commitments with respect to school fees, they are asked to contact the school’s Business
Manager, Mr Brian Hackney, to arrange an interview with him so that a mutually acceptable
arrangement can be agreed upon. This matter will be treated with absolute confidentiality.
It is important that families experiencing difficulty or potential difficulty in 2012 contact the school
at the beginning of the school year.