Catholic schools are typically seen as great value for money, providing high-quality education supported by quality facilities and learning environments. It is the policy of the Catholic Schools Office that financial hardship should not prevent any child from attending a Catholic school and no child will be denied a Catholic education because of a family’s genuine inability to pay the required school fees. Any family experiencing financial difficulties is entitled to fee assistance; your local school Principal will be able to discuss this with you.
Together with parents, clergy and school staff, St Michael’s is committed to offering students in the Port Stephens region access to schools in which their faith can be nurtured in outstanding learning environments. We seek to assist young people to realise their full potential, taking into account their unique spiritual, intellectual, physical and social needs.
The greater part of diocesan schools’ funding comes from State and Commonwealth government grants, but the commitment and continuing financial contribution of parents and parish communities is still essential to fill the gap between the funds provided by government and the actual cost of running our schools. School fees are comprised of three components – Diocesan tuition fees, individual school resource and service fees and Diocesan Family School Building Levy (DFSBL).
School fees are an integral part of our Catholic school system and parents are required to sign a fee agreement commitment form on enrolment. Fee arrangements may be considered in extenuating circumstances and in consultation with the principal. The annual fees are divided equally across three terms.
DIOCESAN TUITION FEES, BUILDING LEVY and RESOURCES 2024
The 2024 full rate Diocesan Tuition Fees are as follows:
- Kinder to Year 6 - $1,487 per year
The 2024 Building Levy is:
- Kinder to Year 6 - $1, 638 per year
The 2024 Resource Fee is:
- Kinder to Year 6 - $390 per year
In 2024, the family discount on Diocesan Tuition Fees, full rate, will be:
- 1 child family - 0% - full rate to be applied
- 2 child family - 15% - each child
- 3 child family - 25% - each child
- 4 + child family - 50% - each child