Payment of Fees
Before commencement of a student's enrolment it is essential the enrolment fee is paid. If any difficulties are experienced with the payment of fees it is important to organise a confidential appointment with the principal to make appropriate arrangements.
The Catholic Schools Office provides a special fee concession for parents/carers with a Health Care Card or Pension Card. A discount is available on the tuition fee component of your school fee account. To access this discount, complete the form below and return it to the School Finance Office. This will save you the time and effort of coming in to see the principal. If you require more assistance than just the tuition fee discount available for Health Care and Pension Card holders, you will need to come in for an interview with the principal. Note that in any case, any discount on fees lasts for the current year only. If you require a concession for the following year, you must re-apply.
The preferred method of payment of fees is by the Qkr! (pronounced "quicker") mobile phone app. However, payments can also be made via cash, cheque, BPAY, money order, credit card (over the phone) and EFTPOS. Direct debit from your bank, credit union or building society account is also available. Please contact the finance officer for this method of payment.
A range of alternative payment plans are available. These include dividing the fees over 10 equal payments from February to November. Please contact the finance officer for further details.
Please be aware that if your direct debit is dishonoured more than three times, the school will cancel the deduction. For any dishonoured direct debit, the school is charged a fee of $2.50 by your financial institution. This fee will be passed on to the fee payer as well as an administration cost of $10 and will appear on the next statement. No receipts are issued – please check bank account for proof of payment.
Qkr! is the mobile payment app designed for Australian schools to deliver convenience to parents and efficiency to school administrative staff. It allows for the ordering and paying of a wide variety of school payments such as lunches, fees and excursions.
Getting started is easy:
- Download Qkr! from your app store
- Register your details (this is a one-off set up)
- Select Catherine McAuley
- Register your child/children
- View options to find canteen, fees, excursions
- Follow the prompts to make a payment
If you don't have a smart phone, there is a website version of Qkr!. This will only work with Google Chrome or Firefox browsers.
Please contact the finance officer if you have any questions.