Enrolments



  Important Dates
  • Thursday 2 March 2017 - College Open Day, Year 7, 2018 and Information Evening
  • Friday 31 March 2017 - Year 7, 2018 Enrolment applications close
  • Friday 9 June 2017 - Year 7, 2018 First round offers of place
  • Friday 16 June 2017 - Year 7, 2018 Acceptance of offers of place due

Invest in your daughter's future

Thank you for considering a St Mary’s education for your daughter. For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. St Mary’s reputation for academic excellence and outstanding pastoral care provide great value in the distinctive ways in which we cater specifically for girls and prepare them for the future.

Enrolment Application Fee

This fee is non-refundable: $100.00

Enrolment Acceptance Fee

Year 7 only $200.00 This is paid when accepting the offer of enrolment. This amount is not refunded if you cancel your enrolment. This amount will be deducted from the Term 1 fees at the commencement of the school year.

Fee Structure

2017 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
Tuition Fee (per student)     $4,254.00 $4,254.00 $4,161.00 $4,161.00 $5,589.00 $5,589.00
Resources (per student)* $891.00 $768.00 $312.00 $363.00 $486.00 $141.00
Technology Levy (per student) $279.00 $279.00 $279.00 $279.00 $279.00 $279.00
Capital Levy (per family)         $822.00 $822.00 $822.00 $822.00 $822.00 $822.00
P&F Levy (per family)      $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Stage 6 Texts (per student) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $220.00 $0.00
Enrolment Deposit Refund (per student)* ($200.00) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

*Resources: Compulsory activities such as excursions, inschool activities, camps and retreats etc.
*Elective/Subject Fee: Subjects may have additional costs for materials.
Fees 2017 are subject to change in the future

Payment of Fees

The yearly fee is billed over 3 instalments, with fee statements sent to parents at the start of Terms 1, 2 and 3. There may be additional costs such as Sport, Elective/Subject fees, Music, IT costs, Outstanding Library Books added to your account.

Our fees are due and payable within the first 2 weeks of each term, and these may be paid by Direct Debit, Bpay, Credit Card, Cash, Cheque or Instalment. 

Should you have difficulty with this, please contact the Fees Coordinator for an appointment so we can discuss the best way for you to proceed.  We have in place an instalment plan, and this provides for fees to be paid by regular instalments over the year. 

Compulsory Excursions such as camps, retreats and the like are non-refundable as the excursion has been planned and paid in advance on the basis of full attendance.

Fee support

In keeping with the College’s stated aim that no student will be excluded due to an inability of families to pay the set fees, a bursary scheme is in place to assist parents in adverse economic circumstances. Bursaries are awarded on a needs basis and upon application to the Principal, through the Fees Coordinator. Please contact Ms Rosina Dowsett for enquiries regarding bursaries.

Scholarships are available to senior students and these are awarded on all round excellence and a commitment to community service and social justice. Application dates are advertised in the local media.

The College provides for the following reductions in fees if parents enrol a child at St Mary’s College or Edmund Rice College:

  • Second child currently enrolled in either school: 20% reduction on tuition component
  • Subsequent siblings currently enrolled in either school: 25% reduction on tuition component

Leave of absence

If a student applies for leave of absence for holiday or travel, school fees are to be paid prior to approval of leave.

Leaving the College

If a student is withdrawn from the College one full term’s notice must be given in writing to the Principal.  If one terms’ notice is not given, a full term’s fee will be charged.  See College website for leaving procedure.

School Fees provide for committed, professional staff and the continual updating and provision of facilities, equipment and resources.

Please be aware that it is not College Policy to carry fees forward to the following year.