Major reduction in school fees for all families
In all Catholic schools where families are experiencing genuine financial hardship, concessions are available so that no child is denied a Catholic education for this reason.
Following recent and ongoing discussions with Catholic Education Services the decision was made to reduce the school fees for all families at St Rita’s from the commencement of 2021.
The yearly fee is now $600 per student per year ($150 per term) which is a combination of Tuition Fees and School Levies. Sibling discounts also apply for families with for 2 or more students.
This new structure results in the following total amount payable:
1 student family $600
2 student family $1,020
3+student family $1,260
Our school is part of an independent school system; a need to charge fees arises from the policy of governments to deliver significantly lower per capita grants to non-state school than to Education Queensland schools. Whilst this means tuition fees and levies are charged, it also ensures we are able to maintain some independence as a school system, thus allowing us to achieve the ideals of the Catholic Church in our school organisation.
Every attempt is made to make an education at St Rita’s affordable. However, families experiencing financial hardship are able to make confidential arrangements with the Principal. No child will be denied a Catholic education because of financial difficulties.
Parents are often pleasantly surprised at the affordability of Catholic Education in the Cairns Diocese, especially when fee schedules are compared with those of other non-government schools or southern Catholic schools.
- Fees and Levy Hardship Concession Form https://www.cns.catholic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Fees-and-Levies-Hardship-Concession-Form.pdf