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.
2018 Tuition Fees
|Year Groups||Per Term (Before Sibling Discount)||Per Term (After Sibling Discount) (1)||Annual (Before Sibling Discount)||Annual (After Sibling Discount) (1)|
|Early Learning Centre (Kindy to Pre Primary)||$1,545||$1,236||$6,180||$4,944|
|Early Learning Centre (Year 1)||$1,570||$1,256||$6,280||$5,024|
|Junior School (Year 2 to Year 5)||$1,570||$1,256||$6,280||$5,024|
|Middle School (Year 6)||$2,190||$1,752||$8,760||$7,008|
|Middle School (Year 7 to Year 9)||$2,190||$1,752||$8,760||$7,008|
|Senior School (Year 10 to Year 11)||$2,370||$1,896||$9,480||$7,584|
|Year 12 (Three Terms) (2)||$3,160||$2,528||$9,480||$7,584|
Notes for table above
- Sibling discounts of 20%, of Tuition Fees only, apply to each student member of the family concurrently attending the School, other than the eldest.
- Tuition Fees for Year 12. As school fees are set as an annual fee, with respect to anticipated operating income and costs, Year 12 fees are charged at the same annual fee level but over three instalments in Terms 1 to 3.
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 complete the form below and return it to the School.
Useful Documents (PDFs)
The letter from the School Principal, Mr Cameron Herbert, provides information on the fees for 2018 and the expected changes in the years ahead. Principal's Letter:Fees & Charges for 2018 (published 16 November 2017)
For more information on the Fees and Charges, please download the fee schedule: 2018 Fees & Charges Schedule
Direct Debit Request (PDF) Please email the completed form to email@example.com, or drop it off at Main Reception.
Secondary Assistance Scheme
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.
St Mark's Tuition Fee Assistance Plan
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 fulfill 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.