School Fees



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:

  • An enrolment fee of $200.00 per applicant is charged when a placement is offered. This fee covers administration and processing costs and is non-refundable.
  • In accepting enrolment, families/caregivers agree to be bound by the terms of the School Fee Policy.

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.


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:

  • BPay
  • Direct Deposit  to the school bank account - BSB 064-786, Account 100020595
  • Direct Debit (Direct Debit Request Form)
  • Direct Credit (Credit Card Authority Form)
  • EF​TPOS, Credit Card (via school office)
  • Cash or cheque


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 difficulties.

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 Agency. 



School Fees (Biller Code 1225663)              

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