Although Catholic Schools receive Government grants, fees constitute a necessary and substantial part of their income. Without those fees and other non-financial support from parents, Catholic Schools would not be able to function as effectively as they do.
Bunbury Catholic College is committed to a policy of providing a sound Catholic education for young people with a wide range of backgrounds, and in so doing, keeping fees to a minimum so that parents will be encouraged to enrol their children without suffering undue hardship.
No Catholic student is excluded from the College because of the inability of his/her parents to pay full fees. Confidential arrangements can be made with the Principal if there is a financial difficulty.
A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is payable with every student enrolment application to the College.
An Enrolment Bond of $400.00 is payable upon acceptance of a new student to the College. This bond will be credited to the school fees account at the end of August in the commencement year.
WITHDRAWAL OF STUDENT
The Principal must be given a full term’s notice, in writing, prior to a student’s withdrawal. Verbal notification is not considered due notice.
Notice to withdraw a student at the start of the next academic year must be given no later than the first week commencing Term 4. If due notice is not provided the College reserves the right to charge one full term’s tuition fees in lieu of notice. Whilst notification is still required, consideration will be given to students who gain employment or leave the College due to family relocation.
Fees assistance may be available to families who are experiencing financial difficulties. If this applies to you, please feel free to contact the College for an appointment with either the Principal or Bursar.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION COMMISSION OF WA ASSISTANCE
Current holders of the following cards may be eligible for a reduction of their tuition fees:
Health Care Card (Family Cards)
Pensioner Concession Card (PPS – Single Parent) Applications for the CECWA assistance are available from the College. Please contact the Bursar or Financial Services to arrange an appointment to complete the application.
Current holders of the following cards may be eligible for the Clothing and Educational Programme Allowances:
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Health Care Card (Centrelink)
The Clothing Allowance of $115.00 is available to students in Years 7 to 12, provided they do not turn 18 before January 1, 2020. This allowance will be paid directly to you by the Education Department of WA.
The Educational Programme Allowance will provide the amount of $235.00 per student to assist families to pay the levies charged by the College. Payment of this allowance is made directly to the College and will be credited to your school fees account as soon as it is received.
Applications for the above allowances are available from the College and must be done before the end of Term One. Please contact either the Bursar or Financial Services to arrange an appointment to complete the application.
Youth Allowance is a Commonwealth allowance paid to students aged 16 and over who are undertaking full time secondary or tertiary studies. Phone 13 24 90. The amount of the youth allowance received will depend on the parents income and it is taxable. Students approaching their 16th birthday should apply one month before their birthday.
Abstudy is available for Aboriginal students.
Phone 1800 132 317.
Isolated Student Assistance. Phone 13 23 18.
The College has in place a personal accident and disability insurance policy to cover all students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while they are in full time education at the College. The cover is with Catholic Church Insurance and covers bodily injury, which results in treatment being required and administrated by a qualified health care provider.
Notification of a claim must be made within 30 days of the accident. The responsibility to give appropriate notification rests with the parents. This insurance does not take the place of your normal health care cover. The medical cover of this policy is limited to those costs that are not covered by your health fund or Medicare.
It is recommended that parents check their general insurance policies to ensure adequate property and liability insurance cover for your children. The College does not accept responsibility for claims relating to property loss or damage by students or parents.
The College assists students who wish to study music by arranging for peripatetic teachers to be available at various times to give private lessons at a discounted rate. Music lessons are invoiced and payable separately from the normal school fees accounts each term. Parents are asked to sign a renewable contract relating to music tuition. No refund of charges will be made in the event of a cancellation.
FEES AND CHARGES
Effective from January 1, 2020
The following fees and charges are the annual fees that you will be expected to pay for your child’s education at Bunbury Catholic College in 2020. Curriculum levies and other charges are included in the annual fees statement to minimise the cash handling associated with the numerous requests for small amounts of money for various events and expenses throughout the year.
Years 7 to 12 – $2,800.00
Sibling discounts will apply to Tuition Fees where there is more than one child per family at the College at the same time.
• 20% for 2nd child
• 40% for 3rd child
• 100% for 4th or more children
All years: $950
OTHER CHARGES (Per student)
Year 7 Activity Days $200.00
Adventure Camp Deposit (Years 7-9) $300.00
Year 10 Adventure Camp (total cost) $1,200.00
Year 12 Retreat $300.00
All years IT Device Fee $450.00
Year 12 Ex-Students Association Membership $100.00 (Optional)
All years Insurance $15.00
All Year 10 Work Exposure Program $50.00
Students participating in Certificate I, II, & III courses may be required to contribute to the cost of these courses. These charges will be included on the school fees statement for those participating.
Year 10 Cert II – Music $200.00
Year 11 or 12 Cert II — Hospitality (Work Ready Course) $125.00
Year 11 & 12 Cert II — Hospitality $200.00
Year 11 & 12 Cert II—Business $200.00
Year 11 & 12 Cert II—Engineering Pathways $200.00
Year 11 & 12 Cert II—Community Services (Child Care) $200.00
Year 11 & 12 Cert II—Film & Photography $200.00
Year 11 & 12 Cert II — Information Technology $200.00
Year 12 Cert II—Sport & Recreation $200.00
Year 11 Cert II—Outdoor Education $400.00
Year 12 Cert II—Outdoor Education $500.00
Year 11 Cert III—Music $200.00
Year 11 Cert III—Information $200.00
Year 10, 11 & 12 Workplace Learning $50.00
Year 11 Senior First Aid Certificate TBA
YEAR 10 ADVENTURE CAMP
The deposit for the Adventure Camp is charged in Years 7, 8 & 9 to ease the burden of the total cost in Year 10. These deposits will be credited against the total Adventure Camp charged in Year 10. If your child leaves the College before Year 10, the deposit will be offset against other fees owed, or refunded in full or partial (depending on the notice period). If your child does not attend (for legitimate reasons) an executive decision will be made on whether a refund will be offered.
OTHER CHARGES (Per family)
Building Levy $360.00
P&F Levy $25.00
Year Book $30.00 (includes GST)
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
The College invoices all fees as an annual charge, the total Fees are invoiced on the first instalment statement issued in February each year. The account will itemise all applicable charges for the full school year, thus enabling parents to budget for the year.
The College fee structure and controlled budget relies on payment of school fees in the same way as families rely on a regular household income. The payment of your school fees by the due date would be appreciated. With this in mind we have available a number of payment options and methods.