New Enrolments

Enrolment at St Finbarr's  

Diocese of Lismore Schools Enrolment Policy and Fees

New Enrolments

The Principal has a responsibility to ensure that the Catholic identity of the school is maintained and promoted so that parish schools can give priority in enrolment to students who are baptised Catholics.

Schools may also enrol students from other faith traditions whose families can demonstrate they share in the foundational values of the parish school.

Principals inform Parish Priests of accurate enrolment numbers of Catholics present in the school throughout the year.

The following priorities for enrolment at parish schools are recommended in policy:

  • Catholic families of the Parish – who are known and involved members of the Parish.
  • Catholic families of the Parish – who participate irregularly in the life and worship of the Parish.
  • Other than Catholic Families committed to a Christian denomination – who seek a Catholic education and who currently have or have had children within the school.
  • Other than Catholic families – they are open to the spiritual and religious possibilities offered by a Catholic school.

In order to finalise any enrolment process, the following documentation must be submitted with the enrolment form.

1. Birth Certificate.
2. Immunisation Certificate.
3. Baptismal Certificate (if Catholic).
4. Current Family Court Orders (if applicable).
5. Relevant medical and/or special needs information.
6. Report of assessment for speech, hearing, cognitive, O/T (if applicable).
7. Latest School Report.

Enrolment Application Form 


School Fees are compulsory and set by the Parish Finance Committee.

School Fee accounts are sent to families in each of the four terms throughout the year, with payments able to be made in full or regularly in either weekly, fortnightly or monthly amounts.

The School secretary can assist in preparing a repayment budget plan for families, should the need arise.

Funds collected from fees are used in the following ways:

  • To purchase textbooks and stationery which are supplied to the children.
  • To cover printing costs associated with pupil worksheets, newsletters, reports, notices and so on.
  • To maintain curriculum materials and equipment.
  • To cover the costs of employing – Secretary, Cleaner.
  • To cover costs of loans, building and grounds maintenance.
  • To cover small excursions and school presentations. 

School Fees

Fee and Levy Details:

Tuition Fee: Used to meet general operational costs. Sibling discounts apply.   

Building/Maintenance Fee: Used to meet building maintenance and loan repayments and billed per family.

Resource Fee: Covers student classroom resources and book packs. 

Technology Levy: Supports the school’s Information and Communication Technologies plan.

Sports Levy: Covers the Term 4 Swimming & Surf safe programs as well as sports programs throughout the year eg. Gymnastics.

Excursion Levy:  Covers class excursions.  

Fees 2022

One Child Two Children Three Children
Tuition Fee $888 $1687.20 $2442
Building/Maintenance Fee $424 $424 $424
Resource Fee $222 $444 $666
Technology Fee $200 $400 $600
Sports Levy $106 $212 $318
Excursion Levy $32 $64 $96
Total Fees for 2022 $1872 $3231.20 $4546
Amount to be billed each term $468.00 $807.80 $1136.50


Fee statements are emailed monthly via the school COMPASS APP. They are billed to families in four equal payments, with one bill per term issued.

Fees are payable within 30 days, with BPAY and payments through the COMPASS App being the preferred methods. Payments can also be made by Cash, EFTPOS and Centrepay.