School Fees

We ensure school fees are at a level that maintains quality education for the children whilst having consideration for the financial capacity of the community we serve.

Our commitment to our school families is to offer a high quality Catholic education that is accessible and affordable.

Our Lady of the Visitation School has an inclusive fee structure that is billed annually and is set with due regard for the nature of the School community, appropriate resourcing, and equity considerations, and are consistent with other recommendations as determined by Catholic Education SA.

Our fee processes and policies aim to be just, respectful, compassionate, and transparent.

Read letter from SA Catholic Schools Commission Chair regarding Fee Reductions - September 2020.

Download the OLV School & Preschool Fee Schedule 2021

Annual School Fees 2021

Full Fee per Student $2,500
Lower Income Fee per Student $1,500

 

What is Included:

The tuition fee above covers all tuition, levies and charges for each child’s education.

Extra-curricular activities, camps, and uniforms are excluded and will be charged separately.
 

Lower Income Fee:

To be eligible for the lower income fee, you need to qualify as a low income family. This is determined by your family’s gross income and is a $ value set by the State Government.

In 2021, your family’s gross income needs to be below approximately $60,264 for a family with one school-age child. (The limit will vary depending on how many dependent children you have.)

Proof of income is required and applicants will need to apply via the State Government’s School Card scheme.

Our finance manager can help you if you have any questions about applying for the lower income fee.

Pre-School Fees 2021

Pre-School Fee per Student $459
Pre- School Lunch Care Fee per Term $90
Pre-Entry Fee $40

 

Excursions and/or incursions are not covered by Pre-School Fees, they are invoiced separately.
School Card remissions and other discounts do not apply to Preschool Fees.

Sibling Discounts

Discounts are available for families with more than one student attending our school.

Full Fee 2021

No. of Children Fee Total
1st Child $2,500 $2,500
2nd Child $2,000 $4,500
3rd Child $1,750 $6,250
4th Child $1,000 $7,250
5th Child $750 $8,000

 

 

Lower Income Fee 2021

No. of Children Fee Total
1st Child $1,500 $1,500
2nd Child $1,200 $2,700
3rd Child $1,050 $3,750
4th Child $600 $4,350
5th Child $450 $4,800

Payment Options

Payment Methods

Payments can be made in full or by an approved payment plan. We encourage all families to set up weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit payments.

Payment options include:

  • Direct Debit – deductions from your bank account (forms available from the office).
  • BPay – reference numbers are printed on invoices and statements.
  • Credit Card – Visa or Mastercard (forms available from the office).
  • Centrepay – a deduction from Centrelink payments (forms available from the office).
  • Cash or Cheque

 

Frequency of Payment (Full Fee 2021)

You can choose to make your payments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or termly.

 

  Weekly
(44 weeks)
Fortnightly
(22 fortnights)
Monthly
(10 months)

Termly

(3 terms)

1 Child $57 $114 $250 $834
2 Children $103 $205 $450 $1,500
3 Children $143 $285 $625 $2,084
4 Children $165 $330 $725 $2,417
5 Children $57 $364 $800 $2,667

 

 

Frequency of Payment (Lower Income Fee 2021)
 

  Weekly
(44 weeks)
Fortnightly
(22 fortnights)
Monthly
(10 months)
Termly
(3 terms)
1 Child $35 $69 $150 $500
2 Children $62 $123 $270 $900
3 Children $86 $171 $375 $1,250
4 Children $99 $198 $435 $1,450
5 Children $110 $219 $480 $1,600

 

If you need assistance meeting payments or have any questions, please call the School Office. 

Need help with School Fees?

If you are concerned about your ability to pay schools fees, we strongly encourage you to have a discussion with us. We believe a family’s financial circumstances should not be a barrier to a student accessing a Catholic education.