Student-based fees for 2020

Tuition Fee $2,060 per student
Composite Fee

$ 740 - Rec to Year 3 per student
$1,050 - Year 4 & 5 student
$1,500 – Year 6 per student

ICT Infrastructure Levy $350 per student
Capital Development Levy $380 per family







The payment of fees forms an important part of the overall funding of Stella Maris Parish School. Fees are set by the Finance Committee in consultation with the School Board with reference to the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools guidelines and according to the needs of the school budget and five-year financial plan. All parents/caregivers sign a School Fees Collection Policy Agreement as part of the enrolment application agreeing to the payment of fees.

Our policy has been to ensure our fees are as low as possible while always endeavouring to provide quality facilities and resources for the students who attend the school.

We also acknowledge that our school should be accessible to families suffering financial hardship. To assist these families, the School has formal Fee Remission Policies in place.

Refugee families

Stella Maris Parish School community and the Board are sensitive to the needs of refugee families and the hardship that fees may impose.

As a result, we provide a full exemption from payment of fees for children of refugee families in the first 12 months of their residence in Australia.

This exemption is applicable even if the child has come from another school or college during the 12 months.
Fee remission after the 12 months will be considered on an individual family basis.
This exemption applies only to those families who come under the family reunion or special humanitarian categories that are genuinely in need.

Fee structure

Tuition Fee:
This fee covers all costs in the school (apart from those funded through State and Commonwealth Grants) and includes costs associated with administration, grounds and cleaning expenses, utilities, ESO wages, general maintenance, office costs, financial charges and interest on overdrafts.

Composite Fee:
This fee covers the cost of all classroom and curriculum support materials required by the teaching staff and students. Items covered by this charge include stationery, art and craft, photocopying, excursions and visiting artists. Costs associated with camps, swimming, gymnastics, sport and sacramental activities are also covered by this fee negating the need to send home further invoices throughout the year for these activities.

ICT Infrastructure Levy:
This levy pays for our technician, programmes/apps, licensing costs, IT repairs, our school server and maintenance of the computer facilities, this levy is issued to each child.

Capital Development Levy:
This levy is charged to each family and is used to assist in building projects, capital improvement works or refurbishments.  At present it is being used to pay for the Jim Murphy Resource Room and Sean Hill Learning Centre building.