School Fees

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Download School Fee Schedule here: ​2019 SCHOOL FEES.pdf

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​ST KEVIN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

SCHOOL FEE POLICY


St Kevin’s School aims to provide quality education to all students and for this to be achieved, fees and levies are charged. By accepting enrolment at St Kevin’s School, you, as fee payers are agreeing to address the financial responsibility of paying these fees. Upon completing the Confirmation of Enrolment form you will be provided with documentation which allows you to detail your payment options. 

Fees and Levies collected at St Kevin’s School are used for the following purposes which are aligned to the Vision and Mission of the St Kevin’s School to:
  • Provide teaching, classroom, administrative, classroom support and facilities
  • Provide essential resources, materials, facilities and equipment
  • Assist with providing activities such as excursions
  • Support the St Kevin’s School building program
  • Maintain buildings, grounds and other facilities

Our school Parents and Friends Association also collects a levy through the school fee structure to support the initiatives of the parents and community within the school. 

For those families experiencing short or long-term genuine inability to pay fees, we are committed to providing support to ensure that enrolment is not compromised. Please contact the Principal or the Finance Manager for further information concerning the concession application process.

School Fee and Levy Collection Process
1. School fees and levies are charged on a term basis during the first week of the term in accordance with the School Fees and Levies Schedule (available on our website). 
2. Fees are due to be paid within 14 days of the issue of the Statement of Fees and Levies. The due date will be noted on the statement. 
3. Where a parent/guardian believes financial circumstances have arisen that will prevent or delay the payment of the school fee account, a variety of options are available: 
​​a)   Extension of Time
​​​​If an extension is required, please contact the school finance office prior to the due date.

​​​b)   Payment Plans 
​​​Payment of the school fee and levy account by regular instalments. All payment plans must ensure that the account is cleared by the last day of the school year or as negotiated with the Finance Manager.

​​c)    Fee Concessions 
​​In cases of financial hardship an application may be made for a fee concession. 
​​​i. Concession applications are accepted at the commencement of each year or at any point initiated by the family. ​​Concessions are issued for a maximum period of 12 months within a calendar year.  Consideration for a subsequent 12-month period will require a new application.
​​​ii. A compassionate and just approach under the mission and values of Brisbane Catholic Education and St Kevin’s School is used when reviewing applications. The same process is adopted by all Brisbane Catholic Education St Kevin’s School for assessing eligibility.
​​​iii. Concession application forms are available at the school finance office.
​​​iv.  All matters are dealt with on a confidential basis.

​​​4.   Recovery of unpaid fees
      ​In fairness to families who pay their school fees regularly and on time, our school will follow up all overdue school fee accounts.
​​​​​a) A reminder statement/notice/letter will be issued within 7 days to any family who has not settled their school fee account by the due date where a payment plan or other arrangements are not in place. 
​​b) If payment or a suitable response is not received within 7 days of the reminder statement, contact with the parent will be made via telephone, mail or email. 
​​c) If after two weeks from this second reminder satisfactory arrangements have not been reached, the account may be sent to the school Debt Collection agency. In serious cases, where there is clear capacity to pay outstanding fees, legal options may be pursued by the school. 
​​d) Legal costs, direct debit rejection fees and any debt collection costs or other costs incurred will be at the family’s expense.

Agreed Payment Plans

As mentioned in point 3b above, our school offers families the opportunity of paying the school fee account by regular instalments over the course of the year. All Agreed Payment Plans must be organised to include a regular schedule that will clear the school fees account by the last day of the school year. Any extensions to an Agreed Payment Plan must be negotiated with the Finance Manager. To establish an Agreed Payment Plan, forms are available on the school Parent Portal or from the school finance office. 


Late Start Enrolment

New students entering St Kevin’s School after the commencement of the term may be charged on a prorate basis for the remaining weeks of the term where appropriate at the Principal’s discretion.


Withdrawal of Enrolment/Leaving Early Refund Policy

Fees will be payable for the whole term in which the enrolment is terminated. Should a student leave the school during a school term, a written request must be forwarded to the Principal. At the Principal’s discretion, an adjustment to the Statement of Fees and Levies may be applied based on the number of weeks the student attended the school during the term. Student text books, library books and laptops and all accessories are to be returned to the School. If any fees remain outstanding, they will be payable as per the normal payment terms and where appropriate, any fees in credit will be refunded.


Extended Leave/ Holding an enrolment place

Fees will be payable for the whole term in which extended leave is taken. For a reduction in fees a written request must be made to the Principal at the time of notification and may be granted at the Principal’s discretion. Consideration will be given to the length of the break, the nature of the leave, the time the student has been at the school, the number of previous leave occurrences, and the existence of student waiting lists.


For further clarification regarding the above school fee and levy collection process, please contact the school finance office.



Payment Plan

The school encourages all our families to setup a payment plan for school fees. This can be done by completing a Direct Debit Request form. This only needs to be completed once to set up the payment plan. The Direct Debit Request form can be found on the parent portal.


Other Payment Options 

Fees can also be paid by BPay, cash, cheque, bank debit or credit card (Master Card and Visa Card). EFTPOS facilities are available at the School Office. Credit card payment may be made in person at the school office, returning the fee remittance slip with relevant card details to the school office or by telephoning the school and providing the relevant card details.


NOTE: Payment by cash should only be made in person and a receipt obtained at that time. Where circumstances exist to make it necessary, any claim that school fees were paid in  cash must be supported by a school receipt.