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 John’s is committed to offering students in the Lambton 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 full-rate Diocesan Tuition Fees and payment details can be found here on the Catholic Schools Office website.
There is a Resource Fee of $180 per child per year ($60 each term). This fee can cover a range of costs including the supply of resources such as texts, school supplies, exercise books, technology, excursion and incursion costs (Year 5 and 6 may be invoiced for additional end of year activies) and more depending on the requirements of teachers at the beginning of the year.
A non-refundable enrolment fee of $100 is to be paid when applying for enrolment at St John’s. The enrolment fee covers all administrative work involved in processing the application. The enrolment fee will be deducted from the Term 1 tuition fees the following year.