Affordable School Fees

We are a non-government Catholic school providing high quality educational programs.

While some government funding is provided, the school still relies on the payment of school fees to cover unfunded educational and operational costs. Each year the Board reviews the fee structure and strives to keep fee increases to a minimum whilst maintaining high educational standards.

Please note: It is the policy and practice of Catholic Education SA and St Joseph's school that no child be denied a Catholic Education because of difficulty paying fees. Please come and see us to discuss ways that we can support you in providing a Catholic Education for your child.

School fees are made up of four major components.

They are:

  • Tuition Fees – contributions applied to the payment of the overall day to day costs of teaching and the operation of general infrastructure. This includes teaching resources, salaries for special programs and small group opportunities, as well as meeting operational costs.
  • Composite / IT Levy – this covers costs incurred by the school on a per student basis. This levy includes booklists, class photocopying, art & craft, Italian, Religious Education, Physical Education, Music/Arts Program and Health. (Integrated studies, information technology and our enrichment program are also included.)  A number of levies set by the Catholic Education Office of SA are included in this charge as well. 
  • Capital Levy - this is a per-family contribution to the infrastructure of the school. These funds are used for capital works for buildings and grounds.
  • Extracurricular Levy - this levy replaces all the individual invoices that schools usually charge for excursions/incursions, school sports, camps, carnivals, Catholic Schools Music Festival, ICAS testing etc.

Billing information

School Fees are billed at the beginning of each year and there are a number of payment options available. Parents are asked to nominate their preferred payment plan which may be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or by 3 instalments. There is a discount of 5% off your tuition fees if payment is made in full by the end of February each year.

All fees are due by 20th November 2019 unless otherwise negotiated.

Families who require support to meet their school fee commitment are asked to contact the school Bursar or Principal. All discussions will be strictly confidential. Low income families may be eligible for the school card. Forms are available from the Front Office. If eligible you will receive a 40% reduction to your tuition fees and a remission of the capital levy.

Instrumental Music teachers manage their own accounts. OSHC Fees will be billed separately.

For any further information regarding fees please contact Anne-Marie Stanton on 8271 6553 or email