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As part of our commitment to supporting families in our community, Majella Catholic Primary School will be reducing school fees to a capped rate of $390 per student from Kindy to Year 6 for 2019.

This reduction in school fees will ensure that our vibrant school community continues to grow and families continue to have the opportunity to access the high-quality and diverse learning experiences that Catholic education offers.

The reduction in school fees is supported and subsidised by Catholic Education Western Australia, ensuring the high-standard of education and facilities found at Majella not only continue but improve and strengthen over the coming years.

This new fee initiative is a significant step forward for our school community. Please read FAQs for further information.

Majella Catholic Primary School has an unwavering commitment to providing affordable and accessible education for our students.

If you have a query regarding our school’s new fee scheme, please contact the Principal.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – GENERAL

1. What is the Low Fee initiative?

Catholic Education is committed to supporting and working with parents to help each student reach their full potential. We are committed to providing quality, accessible and affordable faith-based education and supporting families of diverse backgrounds and financial means.

The Low Fee initiative aims to reduce the burden of fees for parents whose child/children attend Catholic primary schools in low socio economic areas. This initiative builds on the imperative laid down in the Bishops’ Mandate to make Catholic Education accessible to all families seeking a Catholic education for their children.

2. What are the fees under the new initiative?

Catholic Education WA’s Low SES Fee Support initiative will reduce fees down to Heath Care Card level. Parents/carers will be charged a total of $390 per child, from Kindy to Year 6, in 2019. Other charges may still apply depending on fee policy of the school. Sibling discounts are still available. The $390 fee will be reviewed and approved every year by Catholic Education Commission of WA.

3. Are Building and P& F levies still to be included as additions? What about excursions and camps?

The $390 fee includes $300 in fees and $90 for building levy. P&F levies are voluntary contributions. Other charges may still apply and are dependent on each of the seven schools fee policy and the discretion of the Principal.

4. How is the cost of education being covered if fees have been reduced?

The lost fee income that would normally be paid to schools will be subsidised by Catholic Education WA. We are committed to providing quality, accessible and affordable education, and are committed to reducing barriers for local communities.

5. Will the quality of education at these schools be reduced?

Quality-based education will continue to be delivered at the schools involved in this initiative. The high standard of faith-based teaching and resources will remain the same as other Catholic primary schools and colleges throughout the State.

6. How long will the initiative last for?

The new fee structure for schools involved will be in place for 2019 and will continue indefinitely. Fees are reviewed and approved every year by Catholic Education Commission of WA and Catholic Education is committed to supporting and working with parents to ensure access to quality and affordable education.

PARENTS FAQS

1. What is the initiative and why is it happening at my child’s school?

Catholic Education is committed to supporting and working with parents to help each student reach their full potential. We are committed to providing quality, accessible and affordable faith-based education and supporting families who are experiencing hardship or are disadvantaged.

The Low SES Fee initiative aims to reduce the burden of fees for parents whose child/children attend Catholic primary schools in low socio economic areas. This initiative builds on the imperative laid down in the Bishops’ Mandate to make Catholic Education accessible to all families seeking a Catholic education for their children.

2. What other schools are part of the initiative?

Seven primary school in urban and regional areas have been selected to part of the initiative based on the socio economic demographics of their local communities.

3. What will my fees be under the new initiative?

Catholic Education WA’s Low SES Fee Support initiative will reduce fees down to Heath Care Card level in the seven schools selected. Parents/carers will be charged a total of $390 per child, from Kindy to Year 6, in 2019. Other charges may still apply depending on fee policy in each school. Sibling discounts are still available. The $390 fee will be reviewed and approved every year by Catholic Education Commission of WA.

4. Will Building and P& F levies still to be included as additions? What about excursions and camps?

The $390 fee includes $300 in fees and $90 for building levy. P&F levies are voluntary contributions. Other charges may still apply and are dependent on each of the seven schools fee policy and the discretion of the Principal.

5. How will my school cover the cost of education if fees have been reduced?

The lost fee income that would normally be paid to schools will be subsidised by Catholic Education WA. We are committed to providing quality, accessible and affordable education, and are committed to reducing barriers for local communities.

6. Will the quality of education drop at my child’s school?

Quality-based education will continue to be delivered at your school. The high standard of faith-based teaching and resources will remain the same.

7. How long will the initiative last for? Will my fees increase again next year?

There is no end date for this initiative. Fees are reviewed and approved every year by Catholic Education Commission of WA and Catholic Education is committed to supporting and working with parents to ensure access to quality and affordable education.

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