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 Fee Policy & Structure


Fees and Levies 2017

 School Fees and Levies for 2017

fees represent the total fees and levies that you will be charged for your childs education for

2017. Families with more than one child will notice that the school offers considerable

discounts for second and subsequent children attending our school.


School Fees and Levies 2017

Prep to Year 6

Children 1 2 3 4
Fees $2,304.00 $3,456.00 $4,032.00  $4,320.00
Levies  $1,122.00 $2,244.00 $3,366.00 $4,488.00
Total $3,426.00 $5,700.00 $7,398.00 $8,808.00
 

* MUSIC INSTRUMENT HIRE PER YEAR ( Years 4 to 6 Students ) with a $250 excess on all claims. $330.00

* COMPUTER INSURANCE PER YEAR ( Years 4 to 6 Students ) with a $250 excess on all claims. $160.00

To set up an account select one of the below forms and return to the front office.

Authority Form - Credit Card.PDFAuthority Form - Credit Card Authority Form - Direct Debit.PDFAuthority Form - Direct Debit

The interactive Ready Reckoner tool is an online calculator located at https://adf.brisbanecatholic.org.au/ready-reckoner/ This link can assist with the calculation of payment amounts and end dates.


FEES AND LEVIES - EXPLANATION

Guardian Angels Parish Primary School has the same school fee and the same levy for each

child from Prep to Year 6. The school is keen to make the fees as transparent as possible for

parents, with a fee that is all inclusive. As well, we are keen to reduce the amount of

administration time teachers need to spend administering the collection of money for regular

outings and school events. Fees being charged in 2017 are all inclusive. There will be no

other requests for money apart from the school beachathon, charitable fundraising projects and for school uniforms.

The fees will be collected over the first 3 terms. There will be incentives for early payment,

and there is also the option of paying the full years fees and levies over 40 weeks through

direct debit. This is a free service, and is designed to have the years fees and levies paid

with regular fortnightly deductions from your bank account or credit card, with the total

annual fee being completed by November. Fees may also be paid using BPay.

Enrolment at Guardian Angels requires not only a faith commitment but also a financial

one. School fees are set by the Principal in consultation with the School Finance Committee,

and are ratified by the Parish Finance Committee. The School Fee itself covers such things as

wages for ground staff, cleaners, school officers, costs associated with repairs,

maintenance, electricity, phone, office consumables, insurance, rates etc. The

Levy charge covers all sporting events, all day trips, visiting performers, camps (including

Year 6 Southern Trip), text books, library and classroom resources, art and craft supplies,

stationery, school photos and accident insurance for every child.

Points to note about payment of school fees. A school fee account will be emailed to each

family in the first week in Terms 1, 2 and 3. Families not wishing to pay by term may make

arrangements for fees to be paid by direct debit. If the entire fee and levy for the year is paid

within the first four weeks of school (ie.paid by Friday 24 February 2017), there will be a 5%

discount off the school fee and levy. We, at Guardian Angels Parish Primary School are

committed to providing a Catholic education to all Catholic children whose parent/s or

guardian/s desire it. We are also aware that some parents or guardians find themselves in

financial difficulties from time to time. In spite of this, we will always endeavour to ensure

that no Parish student will be denied a place at our schools because parents are genuinely

unable to pay fees. We have in place a system of fee support which is available on

application. The level of support is determined on the basis of a just and equitable

formula. Any fee support is looked at in terms of financial needs of the family concerned,

their responsibility to full-fee paying parent/s or guardian and the efforts they make to meet

their commitments.


Family Discounts

Where a family has more than one child at Guardian Angels, the second and subsequent

children will all attract a discounted school fee.

Full Year School Fees Payment Discount

If the entire school fees and levies for the year are paid within the first four weeks of the

school year (ie. paid by Friday 24 February 2017), there will be a 5% discount off the school

fee and levy component. This discount does NOT apply to the Computer Insurance and

Musical Instrument Hire.


Late Enrolments

The School Fee has two essential components: the school fee and the levy (both are explained earlier)

For a child enrolling from or after the commencement of a school year, the family is expected

to pay a pro-rata school fee and levies (the number of weeks left to attend divided by 40).

As well, for the year of enrolment, if a child is entering Years 4 to 6, they will be expected to

pay for that years excursion. The reason for this is that the other children in those particular

years have been paying towards these trips since preschool.


New families with students starting in 2017

- Year 4 Levy Excess of $700

- Year 5 Levy Excess of $1,000

- Year 6 Levy Excess of $1,300


Pupils Leaving Before the End of Year

Families departing the school at any time, apart from the end of a school year, need to inform

the school a term in advance of their departure (exceptional circumstances excepted).

At enrolment, families and the school enter into a mutual agreement in good faith. The school

makes a commitment to the enrolled child to provide all of the materials required for that

child for the whole year. As well, camps, excursions and incursions are booked and paid for

based on the numbers in the year level. The family makes a commitment in good faith to

enrol their child for the year and to pay all school fees and levies.

Should a child be withdrawn before the end of a year, the school is financially disadvantaged

as the cost for all materials, camps, excursions etc. are paid for based on a particular

enrolment figure.

The school will charge a family leaving before the end of the school year a prorata amount

for both fees and levies. (the number of weeks attending in the school year). Any child

leaving before the end of the year MUST pay full Computer Insurance and Musical

Instrument Hire.


Holding a Position

Where an enrolment has been accepted, and a family, for whatever reason needs to delay

arrival, the school will (for a reasonable period of time) hold a position for a child upon the

payment of fees and levies from the date of acceptance.


Instrument Hire

Children learning a musical instrument through the school program receive tuition for free.

For children in Year 3, instrument hire is also free. For all other children learning a musical

instrument through the school program there is a $330 instrument hire fee for the year.


Computer Insurance

Guardian Angels provide 1 to 1 laptop computers to students in Years 4 to 6

with the option of students taking those computers home overnight, on weekends and over

the holidays at a cost of $160 per year to cover insurance. This fee fully insures the computer

against loss or accidental damage. There is an excess of $250 for any claim.


Non Payment of Fees

Fees and Levies at Guardian Angels cover all educationally related costs for parents from

Prep through to Year 6.

The system of fee setting means that once a family pays its fees and levies, all the many

things contained within the levies are available to their children. These things include, but

are not limited to school camps, school day trips, photos, stationery, computers. When

parents fall behind with their fees and levies, and when they do not make arrangements for

fee reductions with the school, it presents a number of concerns for the school itself.

One of the main concerns revolves around the issue of fairness. Presently, families who fall

behind with their fees and levies still benefit from access to all these extras that are included

on the provision that one has in fact paid their fees and levies.

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