School Fees Procedures

​The setting of school fee levies is the responsibility of the Principal guided by the policies and levies set by Brisbane Catholic Education.

School fees are sent out e​ach term, and various payment options are available to parents to pay their school fees. Parents can pay by cash, but the school’s payment preference is BPAY, Direct Debit or EFTPOS. Please see our office staff for details.

 

St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School's levies and fees are not tax deductible. Building fund contributions are non-compulsory and therefore tax deductible. The school has a registered Building and Library fund, and any contributions to these funds are tax deductible. 

Procedures:

1. Payment of Fees

1.1 An account of full fees and levies will be issued in Week 1/ 2 of each term and are to be settled within 14 days unless payment is made in instalments or other arrangements are made with the Principal within those 14 days.

1.2 Fees may be paid in instalments or by way of direct debit from a suitable financial institution account if it is more convenient for families to do so.

1.3 All occasions of leave of absence of a child/ren from school attendance will be paid in full unless the child/ren cease to be enrolled at the school.

1.4 Fees will be calculated on a per week pro-rata scale for an enrolment of a student after the first day of term or if a child departs the school before the end of term.

1.5 Families seeking short-term enrolment will be required to pay a pro-rata fee negotiated with the Principal.

2. Recovery of Unpaid Fees

2.1 In justice to families who pay their school fees regularly and on time, our school will follow up all overdue school fee accounts.

2.2 Individual reminder notices for overdue accounts will be issued. However, a prominent general reminder notice will appear in the school newsletter when the accounts are issued.

2.3 Parents/caregivers who are unable to pay by the due date are expected to contact the school to make alternative arrangements which respect the principle of reciprocal obligation.

2.4 If there is a failure to pay fees within 14 days of the due date, the following action will be taken:

2.4.1 A reminder notice will be emailed.

2.4.2 The school may contact the family by phone/email requesting a meeting to discuss the matter.

2.4.3 If the school cannot resolve the outstanding school fee accounts with the parents/caregivers, debt collection procedures maybe undertaken to recover the amounts owing.

​2.5 The school may cancel an enrolment where;

2.5.1. Outstanding school fee amounts are owing to the school, and

2.5.2 Where satisfactory explanation and fulfilment of agreed payments have not been made.