School Fees

St Margaret Mary's school fees consist of:

  • school fees set by the Parramatta Diocesan School Board
  • additional fees set by St Margaret Mary's school
  • family levy set by the Diocese of Parramatta.

School fees Kindergarten to Year 6

The 2016 Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees are as follows:

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees (as one instalment)
Per Annum per Student 2016 1st child
2nd child
3rd child
Primary Kindergarten $1,098.00 $825.00 $549.00

Years 1 - 6 $1,419.00 $1065.00 $711.00


The 2016 term rate for each of the first three terms is as follows: 

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees (as 3 equal instalments)
Per Term per Student 2014 1st child 2nd child 3rd child
Primary Kindergarten $366 $275 $183

Years 1 - 6 $473 $355 $237


School-Based Fees

Type Of Fee Amt. Per Annum (P.A.) Per Child/Family


Resource Fee

$140 p.a./ per child

NOTE: this fee is charged in Term 4 for the next year.

NOTE: this fee is charged in Term 4 for the next year.
This fee covers the use of stationery in the classrooms, exercise and handwriting books, art and craft classes and curriculum requisites. The fee is also used to assist with the employment of school cleaners, water rates and electricity costs; for the maintenance and repairs of school resources; for costs involved in photocopying school newsletters, circulars, excursion and sports notes, etc.

P&F Family Levy

$60 p.a. / per family
$20 paid in each of Terms 1, 2 & 3.

$20 paid in each of Terms 1, 2 & 3.

This fee is paid to the P&F association for the employment of maintenance staff.

Excursion Fee:
K - Yr 5

$50 p.a. / per child

This fee covers the costs of excursions and incursions, with the exception of the Year 5 Leadership Day (Approx. $55). The additional items will be billed throughout the year when they are due and are excluded from the flexible payment plan.

Additional Excursion Fee: Yr 5


Year 5 will have an extra charge for the Narrabeen excursion.

Excursion Fee: Yr 6 TBA

Year 6 will be charged as excursions occur, including Canberra (approx. $220), the Graduation Dinner and an Aquatic Centre excursion

Please Note:

* The Diocesan school building levy is billed across three terms and is payable per family
* The accounts for the fees will be sent to parents in the FIRST THREE TERMS of the school year. 
* Flexible payment plans are available for the payment of school fees. School fees can also be paid directly by Postbill pay, BPay or by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at the school office.
* Parents experiencing 
genuine hardship in paying any of the above fees, should make an appointment to discuss this matter with the Principal at the beginning of Term 1.

Diocesan school fees policy (parent information)

The system of schools within the Diocese of Parramatta is a non-profit organisation and as such acceptance of enrolment into a Catholic School of the Diocese ordinarily involves a responsibility and commitment to pay school fees as they fall due for payment. Except where specially noted, in interpretation of the following, the words ‘school fees’ and ‘fees’ should be taken to include Diocesan School Fees, Diocesan Building Levy and any other fees or charges as advised by the school from time to time.

Payment of Fees

Fees for Term 1 are due and payable within 30 days of the date the school account statement is issued and Terms 2 and 3 are payable within 14 days of the date issued. Late payment of fees may attract a penalty.

For students not enrolled at the school for the full year, fees will be payable on a pro rata basis based upon the number of weeks attended over the school year (40 weeks). Attendance for part of a week will be deemed a full week for the purposes of this calculation. Absence during the whole year or any part of the term does not remove the obligation to make payment of the terms fees.

Except in unforeseen circumstances, a full term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before a pupil is withdrawn from the school and in default of such notice, a full term’s fees will be payable.

On termination of enrolment any adjustment to fees already paid will be at the sole discretion of the school.

Where fees and charges are not paid in full and an acceptable arrangement has not been made, the parent(s) or guardian(s) may be liable to legal action for the recovery of any unpaid fees or other charges. All legal and/or collection charges incurred by the school for the recovery of any overdue amount will be payable by the parent(s) or guardian(s). In addition to any action taken to recover outstanding fees, the enrolment of the student(s) may be discontinued. 

Financial assistance

Reduced levels of Diocesan school fees are available for the 2nd and 3rd child with no fees payable for 4th or subsequent children of a family attending a Catholic Systemic school within the Diocese of Parramatta, St Dominic’s, Kingswood, Catholic systemic schools within the Archdiocese of Sydney, and Diocese of Broken Bay and Wollongong. At the discretion of the principal, a further discount of up to 10% may be given on the total Diocesan school fees where there are siblings attending Congregational schools and the principal believes that the financial circumstances of a given family warrant some reduction. No child will be refused a place in a Catholic systemic school where genuine financial hardship is experienced. In these circumstances parents should consult with the principal so assistance can be made available.

Further Information

If you have any queries concerning fees please contact the school office.  


Contact Us

St Margaret Mary's Primary School
7 Chetwynd Road
Merrylands  NSW  2160

P 8633 8400
F 8633 8499

You can contact us by phone on 8633 8400 between 8:15 am and 3:30 weekdays.

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    St Margaret Mary's Primary School
    7 Chetwynd Road
    Merrylands  NSW  2160

    P 8633 8400
    F 8633 8499

    You can contact us by phone on 8633 8400 between 8:15 am and 3:30 weekdays.

    Alternatively you can also complete the following enquiry form:

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