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School Fees

The provision of Catholic education to all is made with an awareness of the constraints imposed by financial considerations affecting the function of a Catholic School.  Our School Board has the responsibility for the financial management of the school and consequently is responsible for the collection of school fees.  As parents, you are therefore asked to make a commitment to support the school by paying school fees on time.


Tuition Statements

The yearly Tuition Statements are spread over three Terms and are emailed to families at the commencement of Term One.  Flexible payment methods are offered and families are asked to advise at the commencement of each school year how their fees will be paid.  For example, will they be paid annually, on a term by terms basis, monthly, fortnightly or weekly.

Any parents experiencing difficulty with the payment of school fees can make an appointment with the Principal to discuss fees and put a payment plan in place.

The inability to pay school fees should never be the reason for the exclusion of any child from Sacred Heart Thornlie.  All information pertaining to the payment of school fees will be treated as confidential.  To ensure this confidentiality, members of the School Board are not advised of individual family names.


Health Care Card

Families who hold a current means-tested family Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card (issued from Centrelink) are eligible to receive discounted tuition fees.  The name on the card must be that of the parent/guardian who is responsible for the payment of fees.  The card cannot be in the name of the student.  The card must be presented to the school office, it will be photocopied and a Health Care Card Tuition Fee Discount Scheme form must be completed and signed in order to qualify for this discounted fee.

It is the responsibility of families to keep the school up to date with new Health Care Cards or upon expiry fees may be adjusted accordingly.


Methods of Payment

Tuition fees can be paid by the following methods:

  • Cash – the correct cash amount is preferred
  • Credit Card
  • Cheque
  • B-Pay
  • Direct Debit

If you wish to use Direct Debit for your fees, please contact our Finance Officer.

Overseas students are required to pay full fees.   A schedule of fees is available upon request and discussion with the Principal.


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