As an independent school Peace operates with funding from three main sources – federal government grants on a per student basis, state government subsidy on a per student basis and school fees. Government grants alone do not meet all of the costs of running a school. School fees, which account for less than 20% of the School’s income, are generally increased each year in an effort to keep up with rising costs of running the school.
A GUIDE TO OUR FEES:
In 2014, we completed the move to an all-inclusive fee, meaning that everything is covered – swimming, camp, arts councils, student insurance and most excursions. Textbooks are extras and are organised by the school. The costs will be added to term fee notices. We have changed the fee structure so that camps are included in the fees. It is an expectation that children attend camps, as these activities have strong links to curriculum.
The school fees for Peace Lutheran Primary School 2016 are:
FEE SUMMARY FOR 2016
Number of Children
1 2 3+
Tuition Fees &Levies per Term 710.00 1242.50 1597.50
Per Year 2840.00 4970.00 6390.00
Fees are issued on a term basis, meaning that at the end of every term the school fees account will be sent home for the following term. Fees are due by the end of the second week of each term, but individual payment plans can be organised if families need additional time to pay. All alternative payment options can be discussed with the Business Manager and must be confirmed in writing.
Early payment discounts are offered. A discount of 7.5% applies when charges for the full school year are paid by the first Friday of Term One. A 4% discount applies when charges for the term are paid on or before the first day of the new term for terms 2, 3 and 4; for term 1 the 4% discount applies when terms fees are paid by the first Friday of the term.
Peace School offers a wide range of payment options to families. Families can select from any of the following payment methods:
- Cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS payments can be made at Reception.
- The school has the capacity to do direct debiting. This is undertaken on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or term basis. Please ask at Reception for the necessary authority forms.
- Parents may wish to use electronic funds transfers through home internet banking or via your own financial institution. Please ask at Reception for the school’s bank account details and an instalment payment agreement form.
- Payment may be made through Centrelink. Please contact Reception for the necessary forms if you are interested in paying fees in this way.
Please note: Administration hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 3:45 pm school days. Limited office hours apply during school holidays and are advertised in advance in the school newsletter.
If you have any further questions about fees please don't hesitate to contact the Administration Office.