St Mark’s, a School of the Anglican Schools Commission, is a non-profit organisation which exists to provide an affordable, independent education. The School’s fee structure aims to be the minimum possible to provide the difference between income provided by way of Commonwealth and State grants and the essential expenditure of teaching, administration and facility update and maintenance. Fees are updated annually.
Accounts are emailed to the account holders’ nominated email address at the commencement of each school term. (Terms 1, 2 and 3 for Year 12 students). The Annual Tuition Fee is billed termly together with other fees and charges. St Mark’s adopts a user pays principle in applying identifiable costs to individual families.
Please Note: Fees are revised annually. The updated fee schedule is generally announced during Term 4, with any changes applied from Term 1 of the following year. No discounts are offered for early payment. Term fees are payable by the third Tuesday of each term. Payments can be made by Direct Debit, BPay, EFTPOS (a 1% surcharge applies to credit card payments), Cheque or Cash. A secure online payment facility is available through the Parent Portal. If you would like to pay your fees by Direct Debit, please download and fill out the form below and return it to the School.
The letter from the School Principal, Mr Cameron Herbert, provides information on the fees for 2016 and the expected changes in the years ahead. Principal's Letter: Fees & Charges for 2017 (published 7 December 2016)
For more information on the Fees and Charges, please download the 2017 schedule: 2017 Fees & Charges Schedule
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Families who hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible for up to $350 towards school expenses through the government's Secondary Assistance Scheme. Parent/students can obtain application forms or further information from Main Reception.
The St Mark’s Tuition Fee Assistance Plan has been introduced to assist families who may experience financial challenges due to unforeseen personal and economic circumstances. All School families are able to approach the School in confidence at any time to enquire and/or request support through the Tuition Fee Assistance Plan. The School will also be willing to consider arrangements for alternate payment plans during short-term financial difficulties.
Once the School has received a request for possible assistance, the School will set up a confidential appointment with the Business Manager to discuss the family’s personal circumstances. Following this meeting, a formal request for support may be submitted, at which time the family may be required to provide supporting documentation in order to fulfil a means test.
A decision on a request for support will be made as quickly as possible, and an appropriate Assistance Plan will be set up for the family. The Tuition Fee Assistance Plan will be reviewed annually.
If you would like more information on the St Mark’s Tuition Fee Assistance Plan, please download and complete this form and submit it to the School via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in a sealed envelope addressed to the Business Manager and marked as confidential.