School Fees are billed on a term basis in February, April, July and October. Accounts are emailed out within the first or second week of each term and are payable within 14 days. Fees and levies are endorsed by the School Board.
A Building Levy of $560 per family assists with capital costs i.e. capital loan repayments and maintenance.
This covers consumables used in the classroom (e.g. photocopying, art and craft), school performances (e.g. classroom, Life Education and Music), Swimming lessons, Yearbook, Technology Levy, Resource Levy.
Camps - Years 5 & 6 only, approximate cost $210 and classroom excursions - maximum two per year (approximate cost $20- $25) 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 students are charged an additional fee of $135 in lieu of a booklist. This amount also includes hearing test.
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.
$40 per family per year, invoiced at $10 per term.
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.
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.
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.
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.