2024 St Margaret's Berwick Grammar International Fee Structure
St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar School fees are set annually by the School Council and aim to be as inclusive as possible with extras kept to a minimum. The fees include tuition, most activities at school, sports, art activities, computer program (Years 7 - 12), contribution to travel and accommodation when representing the school, and internet access.
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Consolidated charges are levied to cover various items and services supplied at school outside of direct tuition. These include laptops and iPads, software, cyber security, at school internet services and student materials provided by the school, as well as the cost of day excursions, camps, academic, sport and cultural activities.
A levy of $850 will be charged annually to each family enrolled for building enhancements.
Payroll Tax Levy
From 1 July 2024, the School will no longer be exempt from Payroll Tax. A levy of $750 will be charged to each student (a maximum of $1,500 per family) to cover this tax. From 2025, this amount may increase to reflect a full year of Payroll Tax. Families with children only in the Pre-Prep (ELC) will be exempt.
A sibling discount on Tuition Fees applies for the second child (10%), third child (25%) and, fourth and subsequent children (50%). Children must be enrolled concurrently.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Scholarship or Bursary discounts apply to the Tuition Fee component only.
New Student Enrolment Fees
$110 per child payable when lodging an enrolment application form. Application fees are neither refundable nor transferable.
Enrolment Acceptance Fee
$2,200 per child payable within 14 days of an offer of place to confirm enrolment. Enrolment Acceptance Fees are neither refundable nor transferable.
Optional Extra-Curricular Activities (Fees and Enrolment Forms)
$3,000 per child p.a. for international students who may require additional English support. Support is provided by teaching staff. The amount of support required depends on the level of skill assessed upon entry and through ongoing formal assessments.
Approximately $1,800 – includes summer, winter and sports uniforms.
Approximately $415 per week with an approved Homestay
Bus fares are billed where applicable in January. Please complete the form which will be supplied by the School and return to the School
Overseas student health cover (OSHC) Families must provide the School with a copy of Insurance Certificate before commencement
Approximately $110 per week
This is purely a parental decision, however, the amount specified is generally adequate for students living in a homestay arrangement.
Further details are available at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au.
Notes To The Fee Schedule
School fees are set annually by the School Council. Full school year accounts for the following year are issued in December.
Account statements are available monthly via Nexus/Parent Lounge.
Payment of School Fees and Charges
International fees are paid 6 months in advance before commencement of the next term.
School fees can be paid by international telegraphic transfer or card (Visa/Mastercard/Union Pay/American Express). Payments by card may attract a transaction fee.
Good and Service Tax
Goods and Services Tax (GST) may apply to programs and activities (academic and other) and where applicable, will be included on charges for services rendered.
Building and Scholarship Fund
Donations to the Foundation’s Building Fund and Scholarship Fund are tax deductible. These funds assist in the development of the school’s buildings and the provision of a world class education to talented students. Parents are invited to support the Funds through regular or one-off donations.
If full payment of the school fee instalment is not made by the instalment due date, a late payment administration charge of $100 per instalment may be applied to your account. This charge covers the time taken by the administration department in the preparation of correspondence and contacting parents regarding outstanding debts.
Students will not be permitted to register for or attend any voluntary camps or tours when instalments are overdue.
Families may be asked to withdraw their children during the year where fees remain outstanding and may not be permitted to return to the school.
In the event of default eventuating in parent accounts being handed over for collection, the parent/guardian/s shall pay to the school on demand all costs including, without limitation, all legal costs (on a solicitor/own client basis), all mercantile agents fees incurred by the school in recovering or attempting to recover all amounts outstanding and payable to the school including any dishonour or bank fees incurred by the school relating to the payments made by the parent/guardian/s from time to time.
Termination of Enrolment
One full term’s written notice must be given to the Principal if a student is withdrawing from the school before the end of the academic year, or by the start of Term 4 if not returning the following year. If this required notice is not given, one full term’s school fees will be charged.
Students who receive a Scholarship must remain at St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar until the end of Year 12 in accordance with the terms of the Scholarship Agreement. If a student leaves the School prior to the completion of Year 12, the persons responsible for the payment of the student’s fees will be obliged to pay to the school any tuition fees remitted during the period of the scholarship.
Note: It is necessary to specify these conditions to ensure the School operates as efficiently as possible. In all cases, we request that families experiencing difficulties discuss their situation with the School’s Finance Team as soon as possible. Early notice enables all parties to plan for the future more clearly.