Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and we are committed to keeping fees as low as possible.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

Diocesan Tuition Fees

Set by CSPD

Sibling discounts apply.
Diocesan fees after your third enrolled child are free.

To determine whether a sibling discount applies check our list of qualifying schools and inform your school you would like to apply for the discount.

Diocesan Building Levy

Set by CSPD

One per family

School Fees

Set by school

As outlined below.

Fees Payable at Good Shepherd Primary School for 2023

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $7-$8 a day for a child in Kindergarten*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2023 Diocesan tuition fee, 2023 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2023 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Kindergarten
Kindergarten 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,272 $954 $636
Resource Fee $171 $171 $171 $171
Activity Fee $102 $102 $102 $102
Total $2,400 $1,227 $909 $273
Year 1
Year 1 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,644 $1,233 $822
Resource Fee $171 $171 $171 $171
Activity Fee $102 $102 $102 $102
Total $2,772 $1,506 $1,095 $273
Year 2
Year 2 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,644 $1,233 $822
Resource Fee $171 $171 $171 $171
Activity Fee $102 $102 $102 $102
Total $2,772 $1,506 $1,095 $273
Year 3
Year 3 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,644 $1,233 $822
Resource Fee $171 $171 $171 $171
Activity Fee $102 $102 $102 $102
Total $2,772 $1,506 $1,095 $273
Year 4
Year 4 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,644 $1,233 $822
Resource Fee $171 $171 $171 $171
Activity Fee $102 $102 $102 $102
Total $2,772 $1,506 $1,095 $273
Year 5
Year 5 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,644 $1,233 $822
Resource Fee $171 $171 $171 $171
Activity Fee $54 $54 $54 $54
Overnight Excursion $168 $168 $168 $168
Overnight Meal $42 $42 $42 $42
Total $2,934 $1,668 $1,257 $435
Year 6
Year 6 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,644 $1,233 $822
Resource Fee $210 $210 $210 $210
Activity Fee $102 $102 $102 $102
Total $2,811 $1,545 $1,134 $312

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact Good Shepherd by phone on 9836 7100 weekdays during school hours.

Making Catholic education more affordable

Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.

Conditions apply

Byallawa Co-contribution Scheme

Did you know we offer fee support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families?

Conditions apply

Here’s how we can help

Flexible Payment Options

Families enrolled in CSPD schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

Flexible Payment Plans

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education.

Access the Payment Portal

Fee Assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund of overpaid school fees, please contact Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese on 02 9840 5600 or email communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au. Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about any of these matters, contact the school in the first instance.

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