School Fees


At Our Lady Star of the Sea School parents contribute financially through payment of school fees. These contributions help to supplement the funding that comes from direct grants from the Federal and State Governments.

In accepting enrolment at Our Lady Star of the Sea all families are expected to pay school fees. Inquiries regarding school fee accounts are to be directed to our school office. In 2023 the payment of the school fee accounts is to be finalised by 14 November 2023. Statements are sent out each term. Fee payment by Direct Debit 2024 is the school preferred option. Direct transfer, cash and cheque are accepted. The school does not have an EFTPOS facility. 

The fee structure consists of a Family Fee, Student Levy, Technology Levy Year Prep-4, Capital Levy and Camp for Years 3-6.

Family Fee 2024

The Family Fee for 2024 is $2,350.

The Family Fee is used for recurrent expenses, including the cost of running and maintaining the school, associated curriculum requirements, infrastructure and capital expenses.

Student Levy

The Student Levy for 2024 is $405 per child.

The Student Levy is used to purchase student requirements necessary for the learning and teaching program, including the required book list items and curriculum expenses for all areas. These requirements and curriculum expenses include licenses and subscriptions we use for our learning and teaching, all classroom supplies, Sacramental Program, art supplies, sports equipment and programs, music, science, Environmental and Sustainability programs, Digital Technology resources, library stock, Indonesian, swimming, excursions and Staff Professional Learning.

Technology Levy

The Technology Levy for 2024 is $75 per student Prep - Year 2 and $150 per student Years 3 – 4.

To enable the school to provide up to date, and sufficient technology devices to students in Prep - Year 4 the Technology Levy provides funding to upgrade and increase the iPads available to students. This will support individual access and the learning of our students. The levy will cover lease costs for new devices. Students in Years 5 and 6 continue to participate in the Bring Your Own Device program in 2024.


Camp charges will be included on your School Fee account at the beginning of the year. It is expected that costs will be: Year 3/4 camp $220 and Year 5/6 camp $330.

Capital Levy

$200 per family. This levy covers loan funding for the 2020/2021 building project of learning areas and a Multi-Purpose area.

    Fee Assistance

    At times families may experience financial hardship and therefore may have difficulties in paying the school fees. If you find yourself in this situation, you are reminded that you can contact the school office to make an appointment to discuss your situation with the school principal.

    Health Care Card

    If you are a holder of a Health Care, Concession or Veterans Affairs Card please ensure this information is  indicated via your Operoo account. In addition, please forward a copy of your card to  Eligible card holders are entitled to assistance through the Camp,  Sport and Excursion Fund. The amount received by the school on behalf of the eligible card holder is offset  proportionally against their school account to cover camp, selected sport or excursions.

    Concessional School Fees Program

    Health Care, Concessional and Veterans Affairs (gold) card holders as well as students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander may be eligible for Concessional School Fees.

    The following families are strongly encouraged to apply for concessional school fees:

    • Any family of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.
    • Any family holding an HCC and eligible for CSEF.
    • Any family experiencing severe financial hardship.
    • Any family holding a DVA Gold Card.
    • Any family identified as refugees and holding an ImmiCard.
    • Any family required to relocate their (Australian resident) child to St. Michael’s Catholic Primary School, North Melbourne, due to the child requiring long term medical treatment at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Pro-rata concession is provided for part-year attendance. An annual statutory declaration is required to confirm eligibility.
    • HSS who attend a MACS primary school on a part time basis, who meet any of the criteria detailed above.

     For further information view the Concessional Fee Policy for MACS primary schools and Application Form.