This annual fee is based on your child’s/children’s year level. The fee is billed in full at the beginning of the year and can be paid up front or via direct debit throughout the year. The fee covers both the tuition aspect of your child’s education as well as some educational materials and resources for the year, including excursions and camps.
To keep additional billing for families down to a minimum we have endeavoured to make the fee as all-inclusive as we possibly can. A list of items not covered by this fee is detailed below.
Payment of Fees
Under the Terms of the Enrolment Agreement, signed by all enrolling parents/caregivers, payment of the full fees charged is required within the current school year and all family accounts are billed in line with the contractual enrolment forms signed by parents/caregivers when they enrolled their child/children at Cardijn College.
Fees for the 2024 school year will be billed at the beginning of the year. All Parents/caregivers who pay the entire year’s fees in full by the due date of 8 March 2024 will receive a 5% discount off the net Tuition Fee (tuition less family discount). This discount will only apply to families paying full fees. Where low-income discount or other fee remissions have been applied, families will be required to pay the full discounted amount with no further discounts provided.
Parents/caregivers either not wishing to, or not in a position to pay full fees by the due date are required to set up a payment plan using the College’s preferred payment plan provider PaySmart either in weekly, fortnightly, or monthly instalment amounts by 8 March 2024.
Fee Remission for Families in Financial Difficulties
The College has a Fee Policy that supports families who are experiencing financial difficulties. To assist, you are encouraged to contact the Finance Department to discuss.
Depending on your personal circumstances, the following documents are required to assess your eligibility:
All fee remissions need to be applied for annually. All discussions and arrangements are in the strictest confidence.
Parents/Caregivers are responsible for the payment of the following costs:
Parents/Caregivers are referred to the Parent Handbook for all information on the requirements and purchase of IT devices for student use.
Willunga Bus Service
Should your child require the use of the Willunga Bus Service to enable them to get to and from school, an additional amount of $27 per week on a full-time basis only will be invoiced in Term 1 and can be incorporated into regular direct debit payments. An online registration form is available on our website and must be completed by 8 December 2023.
Replacement bus pass cards are $9.00 and can be ordered through the Finance Office.
Year 12 Additional Costs
Items such as Year 12 Jumper, Year 12 Sports Top and Year 12 Dinner Dance tickets will need to be ordered and will require payment before collection.
Year 12 Graduation tickets will need to be ordered through an online booking system and paid for at the Finance office. The cost of these will not be added to family fee accounts.
As previously mentioned, family accounts will be billed as per the signed enrolment form. Where this represents a separated family, the College expects the enrolling parents/caregivers to work out payment arrangements between themselves, ensuring all fees are paid. Any such arrangement will have no bearing on the joint and/ or separate liability that exists via the enrolment documentation.
Dual statements can be arranged for enrolling parents on request.
Cardijn College requires at least one term’s notice if you are withdrawing your child/children for a long period during the school year. Any reduction in fees payable during this period will need to be discussed with the College Business Manager (only negotiable for a period greater than one term in length). The College reserves the right to charge a nominal fee to hold the enrolment place during this period of absence.
Parents/Caregivers not advising the College of a long period of absence are expected to pay full fees to maintain enrolment at Cardijn College during this period.
Withdrawing from Cardijn College
A notification period of one full term is required by the College. Notification must be in writing to the Registrar. Failure to provide the required notice will result in fees being charged for the following term in accordance with our current fee policy.
Should a student be required to leave the College for any reason, the fee for the relative period of enrolment will be charged based on the number of weeks of attendance prior to officially leaving the College.
Cardijn College Marian & Marcellin Finance Office