School Fees Policy

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School Darra exists to provide quality Catholic Education to the families who choose to enroll their children. One of the key commitments families make to educate their children at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School is the paying of school fees. School fees are an essential part of the funding for the operating expenses of the school. Each family is expected to commit to the payment of school fees. Families experiencing financial hardship should contact the Principal to discuss any issues relating to your child's school fees.  All issues with regards school fees will be treated confidentially and respectfully.

 

The following procedures will be used with regards the billing and collection of school fees.

  1. School fees and levies are billed monthly from February – November. That is every family will receive 10 invoices per school year.
  2. All invoices are emailed/mailed by the first Friday of the calendar month. When this Friday falls during a school holiday, the invoice will be mailed by the end of week 1 of the school term.
  3. All monthly accounts are expected to be paid in full by the 3rd Friday of the calendar month. When this date falls during a school holiday, the invoice is expected to be paid by the last day of term.
  4. Unless prior arrangement with the school principal all families with an overdue account in excess  of one month will be sent a reminder letter requesting payment or inviting them to arrange a meeting with the school principal.
  5. Any account that is more than 3 months overdue may be referred to the Parish Finance Committee who may recommend debt collection.

 

School Fees can be paid by

  • Cash
  • Direct Debit  Direct Debit Request Form.pdf
  • payment on account
  • payment in instalments (e.g. fortnightly)
  • payment in advance
  • EFTPOS (The School Office has facilities)
  • Internet Banking BSB 064 786 A/c 3300 86001. Archdiocesan Development Fund Commonwealth Bank Account. (If using this method please use six digit customer account number found on remittance advice)
  • BPAY – details on monthly Statement of Fees and Levies
  • other arrangements as made confidentially with the Principal

 

Direct Debit Arrangements


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School offers a direct debit payment plan arrangement to our families to give more flexibility with their payments. Recent changes have been introduced to make the Direct Debit process even more streamlined for our parents.

Our Direct Debit Request forms now have ‘until further notice’ in the end date field which allows parents to complete one form for the duration of their students enrolment, instead of a new form each year as was previously required.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School offers the following payment frequencies for DD payment plans:

Option 1: Weekly – total payment amount divided over 40 weekly instalments from February to November
Option 2: Fortnightly – total payment amount divided over 20 fortnightly instalments from February to November
Option 3: Monthly – total payment amount divided over 10 monthly instalments from February to November
Option 4: Annually – total payment amount paid as a lump sum on date within the February to November period specified by the Account Holder

Forms are available from the school office and also on the Parent Portal and our Website. The completed form needs to be printed, signed then returned to the school either in person or via email to PDARFinance@bne.catholic.edu.au.

Please take the time to review the updated Direct Debit Service Agreement which can be found on page 2 of the Direct Debit Request form.

Families who are on a current direct debit plan with no end date can continue with their payment plan but are requested to complete the new Direct Debit Request form.

If you have any queries regarding the new direct debit process, please call Ruth Harrison on 3375 4519 or email PDARFinance@bne.catholic.edu.au.