Annual School Fee accounts are sent out at the start of each school year or at the commencement of enrolment via email.
Arrangements can be made to pay in a lump sum, weekly, fortnightly or monthly if desired.
The following options are available for fee payment: CompassPay, BPAY, Centrepay (fortnightly deductions from Centrelink payments), or cash, cheque and EFTPOS at the school office.
One child: $1618.00 per year ($31.12 per week over 52 weeks)
Two children: $2813.60 per year ($54.17 per week over 52 weeks)
Three children: $3653.80 per year ($70.27 per week over 52 weeks)
Four children: $3946.80 per year ($75.90 per week over 52 weeks)
School Fees are broken up into the following areas:
Tuition Fee: The tuition fee is billed yearly with a discount given to the second, third and fourth child of the family attending the school.
The fees are as follows:
One child: $912.00 per year
Two children: $1641.60 per year
Three children: $2188.80 per year
Four children: $2188.80 per year
Resource Fee: This money is incorporated into fees for the year. This money is used to cover the issue of stationery, exercise books, photocopying, art supplies, cardboard etc.
Years K – 6: $128.00 per year per child
Travel and Cultural Fee: This fee is to cover all cultural visits and specific trips within the Forbes area by bus. It does not cover class excursions but does cover whole school activities.
Years K – 6: $64.00 per year per child
Copyright Levy: Years K – 6 – $22.00 per year per child
Technology Levy: Years K – 6 – $42.00 per year per child
Maintenance/Building Levy: This money is used to pay for the maintenance and repairs of school buildings.
Work Book Fee: The annual workbook fee for 2016 is $37.00 per child.
Building Levy: $240.00 per family per year.
Chromebook Fee: All students are issued with a Chromebook which is included in the annual school fees and is paid off over a period of three years. The Chromebook fee is charged to families for the first two students in the family. The Catholic Education Office covers the Chromebook fee for a family’s third, fourth and fifth child.
Years K – 6: $173.00 per year per student
It is the policy of the Catholic Education Office Wilcannia-Forbes that no Catholic student will be denied an education because a family is unable to pay school fees. Parents with cases of genuine hardship should approach the school principal, and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.