School Fees

Fees and Levies

School Fees are billed on a term basis in February, April, July and October. Accounts are emailed out within the first week of each term and are payable within 14 days. Fees and levies are endorsed by the School Board.

​SUMMARY ​1 Child ​2 Children ​3+ Children
​Tuition Fee ​1230 1970​ 2315​
​Building Levy ​530 ​530 530​
​Resource & Activities Levy 430​ ​690 950​
​P & F Levy ​40 40​ 40​
​TOTAL / YEAR ​2230 ​3230 ​3835
​TOTAL / TERM $557.50​ $807.50 $​958.75
 

Building Fund Levy

A Building Levy of $530 per family assists with capital costs i.e. capital loan repayments and maintenance.


Resources & Activities Levy

This covers consumables used in the classroom (e.g. photocopying, art and craft), school performances (e.g. classroom, Life Education and Music), Dance and Swimming lessons, Yearbook, Technology Levy, Resource Levy:  sliding scale for additional children.


Camps & Excursions

Camps - Years 5 & 6 only, approximate cost $190 and classroom excursions - max two per year (approximate cost $20) are not included.  These will be invoiced as applicable and must be paid in the related billing period.  

NB: If paying by Direct Debit or other regular deduction methods, invoices will need to be checked for Camp/Excursions billing and paid in an additional payment to the school.


Prep Levy

Prep students are charged an additional fee of $115 in lieu of a booklist.

NB: The Prep Levy is billed in the first term of the student’s enrolment.  If paying by direct debit or other regular deduction methods, this amount will be an additional payment to the school.


Parents' and Friends' Levy

$40 per family per year, invoiced at $10 per term.


Library Fund

Stella Maris is ATO approved to receive voluntary School Library Fund contributions / donations.  The suggested Library Fund Contribution is $110 per year and is 100% tax deductible.  The request for these donations will be included on your Family Statement in Term 1 only.  Thank you, in advance, if you are able to contribute your financial support in this way.  In recent years this donation has enabled us to purchase new library furniture, circulation desk, technology and carpet.


Sunshine Coast Catholic Schools Discount

If families have siblings at Sunshine Coast Secondary Catholic Schools e.g. Siena, St John’s, Unity at Caloundra or St Teresa’s at Noosa, the following discounts apply to the tuition fee portion of the account only: Application forms are available from the school office.

  • 1 student at one of  these schools                                  5%
  • 2 students at one of these schools                                 10%
  • 3 students at one of these schools                                 20%

Payment Options

  • Cash     
  • Cheque
  • Credit Card/EFTPOS
  • Bpay:  A Bpay reference number will appear on your statement of fees and levies.  Regular weekly/fortnightly payments for fees can be made this way using internet banking.  $50 minimum payment amount applies.
  • Direct Debit – Collect an application form from the Office.
  • Centrepay –Centrepay allows the regular deduction of school fees from your Family Allowance through Centrelink.  You can access an application online at Centrelink.

Financial Hardship

Parents in financial hardship please phone 5409 8900 to make a confidential appointment to speak with the Principal or Bursar.  We are happy to assist and recommend making contact as soon as possible.


Stella Maris Fee Collection Poilicy

  • On expiry of the due date for fee payment, a reminder notice is mailed or emailed and telephone contact is made by the Bursar.  Parents have fourteen days to pay, or submit a payment plan with direct debit.
  • Should there be no response, the Bursar will send a letter requesting a meeting.
  • If the meeting is not kept with the Bursar (or full payment made or agreed payment plan implemented) a final notice to meet with the Principal is mailed.
  • Should this meeting with the Principal not be kept or full payment made or an agreed payment plan implemented, a final letter of notice indicating date of cessation of enrolment will follow. 
  • Should a family leave the school with a debt and no pre-arranged payment plan in place, the school’s collection agency will be engaged.

Timely communication when fees are overdue or in times of hardship is appreciated and lessens anxiety for all concerned.  The Bursar implements the fee collection process as outlined above.