School Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.


School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

  Flexible Payment Plans

 

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education. 

  Access the Payment Portal

 


Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund of overpaid school fees, please contact Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.

 

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about any of these matters, contact the school in the first instance

More on how fees work

 


Fees Payable at Bede Polding College for 2021


As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $11-$18 a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2021 Diocesan tuition fee, 2021 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2021 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Year 7 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,190 $1,644 $1,095
Resource Fee $1,047 $1,047 $1,047 $1,047
Activity Fee $492 $492 $492 $492
Overnight Excursion $219 $219 $219 $219
Overnight Meal $90 $90 $90 $90
Total $4,860 $3,492 $2,943 $1,848
Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,190 $1,644 $1,095
Resource Fee $1,101 $1,101 $1,101 $1,101
Activity Fee $441 $441 $441 $441
Total $4,554 $3,186 $2,637 $1,542
Year 9 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,430 $1,824 $1,215
Resource Fee $1,017 $1,017 $1,017 $1,017
Activity Fee $402 $402 $402 $402
Overnight Excursion $270 $270 $270 $270
Overnight Meal $90 $90 $90 $90
Total $5,031 $3,603 $2,994 $1,779
Year 10 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,430 $1,824 $1,215
Resource Fee $1,062 $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Activity Fee $534 $534 $534 $534
Total $4,848 $3,420 $2,811 $1,596
Year 11 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,102 $2,328 $1,551
Resource Fee $945 $945 $945 $945
Activity Fee $420 $420 $420 $420
Overnight Excursion $267 $267 $267 $267
Overnight Meal $90 $90 $90 $90
Total $5,646 $4,050 $3,273 $1,722
Year 12 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,102 $2,328 $1,551
Resource Fee $666 $666 $666 $666
Activity Fee $228 $228 $228 $228
Overnight Excursion $267 $267 $267 $267
Overnight Meal $90 $90 $90 $90
Total $5,175 $3,579 $2,802 $1,251


Notes on Fees


  • Sibling reduction applies for 2nd and consecutive children for School Fees.
  • The Building Levy, Family Levy and P & F Levy are family based fees and are billed to the eldest child in the family.
  • The Resource Fee and Activity Fee are per student. No sibling discount applies for these school based fees.
  • The Year 11 and 12 Activity Fee includes swimming and athletics carnivals and sundry examination costs.
  • The Enrolment Fee of $300 is credited against the School Fees.

Resource Fee

This fee helps meet the costs of administration of the school and the provision of resources for use by students and includes:

  • Paper, printing, stationery and mailing costs
  • School newsletter and other school publications
  • Resources/equipment acquired by the school for use by teachers and students (eg. Library, video network, various equipment and curriculum resources)
  • School diary for each student
  • Computer resources and internet access provided for use by the students
  • Provision of careers’ advice and resources to students
  • Implementation of school-based Pastoral Care programs for students
  • Careers’ Market attendance costs for all Year 10 & Year 12 students
  • Australasian Schools’ Competition costs for various subjects & year groups
  • Aquatic Program costs for all Year 7 & Year 9 students’ PDHPE course
  • Retreat for Year 10 students & RYDA/Pastoral Day for Year 11 students
  • Various subject workbooks and protective goggles
  • Combination locks for Year 7 students’ lockers
  • English text books for Years 7-10
  • Elective fees for Year 9 to 12

The Resource Fee will be apportioned across Terms 1, 2 and 3.


Activity Fee

This fee covers the costs associated with transporting students to and from various venues as well as the actual costs associated with individual sporting activities such as golf, tennis, squash, ten pin bowling, ice skating, indoor climbing, replacement of sporting equipment etc. It also covers costs associated with school swimming and athletics carnivals as well as sundry examination costs.

Parents and Friends’ Association Fundraising Levy

The Fundraising Levy is the sole means of fundraising for the Parents & Friends’ Association. The cost of the levy is $45 and is apportioned across Terms 1, 2 and 3. It is charged per family.

Retreats, Camps, Excursions, Incursions

Please note that costs associated with students attending subject excursions, retreats, pastoral days, school camps and other school-approved excursions, incursions for whole Year Groups have been included in the Fee Statement. However activities for smaller subject groups are additional to the fees already outlined.


It is important that families either experiencing or expecting financial difficulty, please contact our Business Manager Paul Cruise early in Term 1 or it will be taken that all fees will be paid by the due date.



Further Information

Similarly if you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact Bede Polding College by phone on (02) 4560 2900 weekdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm or send us an email.



A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!

 

 

 

Byawalla

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for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families?*

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Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.*

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High Needs Support Centres

Do you have a child with moderate intellectual disabilities who would benefit from an alternate platform for learning?

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* Conditions apply