POLICY and PROCEDURE
1. St. Columba's Primary School exists to provide a
Catholic Education for its students that is pastoral in its process and is
committed to excellence in education.
2. The system of School Fees is a necessary
consequence of the shortfall of Government assistance to cover financial costs
involved in meeting the goals of the school in a safe and healthy environment.
3. In choosing a Catholic school for their
children, parents and caregivers commit to meet the cost of their education
through the payment of school fees and charges which include:
4. School Fees cover tuition costs and specified
levies. The School Board reviews these fees annually, in consultation
with the Parish Finance Council and in accordance with advice
provided by the Brisbane Catholic Education Centre in October of each year.
ALLOCATION OF FEES
Tuition Fees supplement
the shortfall in Government assistance to pay staff salaries and to meet
running costs such as cleaning, upkeep of school grounds, classroom resources,
insurance, rates, water, electricity, telephone, etc.
Student Activities and Resources Levies cover the costs of additional student services,
resources and excursions.
The Building and Maintenance Levy is used to repay loans, refurbish and maintain
classrooms and other school buildings.
Procedure for the Payment of School Fees
The ongoing viability of the School depends on the
financial support of families and caregivers. All families/caregivers who
are able to pay school fees, are expected to pay the fees when they fall
due. Fees are payable on a per term basis.
Methods of Payment
1. Payment may be made at the School Office from
Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00am – 4.00pm.
2. Payment may be made by post to:
St Columba’s Primary School
Kedron Brook Road
WILSTON QLD 4051
3. Payment may be made by the following methods:
PROCEDURE FOR THE COLLECTION OF SCHOOL FEES
Accounts for fees are forwarded to
parents/caregivers at the beginning of each Term via email. It is the
responsibility of parents/caregivers to advise the School Office, preferably in
writing, if a change in their situation affects their ability to pay fees by
the due date. The only time parents/caregivers will be approached by
school personnel is if they have not notified the School Office that they are experiencing
If fees remain unpaid at the due date, a reminder
is sent home requesting payment within fourteen (14) days. At this stage
parents/caregivers are expected to contact the School Office if they are
momentarily unable to pay the fees. If no response is received within
seven (7) days, one further reminder will then be forwarded.
In the event of the fees being left unpaid, and the
school not being contacted, overdue accounts will be referred to a Collection