Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

Diocesan Tuition Fees

Set by CEDP

Sibling discounts apply.
Diocesan fees after your third enrolled child are free.

Diocesan Building Levy

Set by CEDP (one per family)

Set by CEDP (one per family)

School Fees

Set by school

As outlined below.

Fees Payable at Bede Polding College for 2022

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $13-$14 a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2022 Diocesan tuition fee, 2022 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2022 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Year 7 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,223 $1,668 $1,113
Resource Fee $1,062 $1,062 $1,062 $1,062
Activity Fee $498 $498 $498 $498
Overnight Excursion $275 $275 $275 $275
Overnight Meal $100 $100 $100 $100
Total $4,992 $3,603 $3,048 $1,935
Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,223 $1,668 $1,113
Resource Fee $1,119 $1,119 $1,119 $1,119
Activity Fee $447 $447 $447 $447
Total $4,623 $3,234 $2,679 $1,566
Year 9 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,466 $1,851 $1,233
Resource Fee $1,032 $1,032 $1,032 $1,032
Activity Fee $408 $408 $408 $408
Overnight Excursion $278 $278 $278 $278
Overnight Meal $100 $100 $100 $100
Total $5,118 $3,669 $3,051 $1,818
Year 10 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,466 $1,851 $1,233
Resource Fee $1,077 $1,077 $1,077 $1,077
Activity Fee $423 $423 $423 $423
Total $4,800 $3,351 $2,733 $1,500
Year 11 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,150 $2,364 $1,575
Resource Fee $960 $960 $960 $960
Activity Fee $267 $267 $267 $267
Overnight Excursion $278 $278 $278 $278
Overnight Meal $100 $100 $100 $100
Total $5,589 $3,969 $3,180 $1,605
Year 12 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,150 $2,364 $1,575
Resource Fee $675 $675 $675 $675
Activity Fee $102 $102 $102 $102
Total $4,761 $3,141 $2,352 $777

 

Notes on Fees


  • Sibling reduction applies for 2nd and consecutive children for School Fees.
  • The Building Levy, Family Levy and P & F Levy are family based fees and are billed to the eldest child in the family.
  • The Resource Fee and Activity Fee are per student. No sibling discount applies for these school based fees.
  • The Year 11 and 12 Activity Fee includes swimming and athletics carnivals and sundry examination costs.
  • The Enrolment Fee of $300 is credited against the School Fees.

Resource Fee

This fee helps meet the costs of administration of the school and the provision of resources for use by students and includes:

  • Paper, printing, stationery and mailing costs
  • School newsletter and other school publications
  • Resources/equipment acquired by the school for use by teachers and students (eg. Library, video network, various equipment and curriculum resources)
  • School diary for each student
  • Computer resources and internet access provided for use by the students
  • Provision of careers’ advice and resources to students
  • Implementation of school-based Pastoral Care programs for students
  • Careers’ Market attendance costs for all Year 10 & Year 12 students
  • Australasian Schools’ Competition costs for various subjects & year groups
  • Aquatic Program costs for all Year 7 & Year 9 students’ PDHPE course
  • Retreat for Year 10 students & RYDA/Pastoral Day for Year 11 students
  • Various subject workbooks and protective goggles
  • Combination locks for Year 7 students’ lockers
  • English text books for Years 7-10
  • Elective fees for Year 9 to 12

The Resource Fee will be apportioned across Terms 1, 2 and 3.

 

Activity Fee

This fee covers the costs associated with transporting students to and from various venues as well as the actual costs associated with individual sporting activities such as golf, tennis, squash, ten pin bowling, ice skating, indoor climbing, replacement of sporting equipment etc. It also covers costs associated with school swimming and athletics carnivals as well as sundry examination costs.

Parents and Friends’ Association Fundraising Levy

The Fundraising Levy is the sole means of fundraising for the Parents & Friends’ Association. The cost of the levy is $45 and is apportioned across Terms 1, 2 and 3. It is charged per family.

Retreats, Camps, Excursions, Incursions

Please note that costs associated with students attending subject excursions, retreats, pastoral days, school camps and other school-approved excursions, incursions for whole Year Groups have been included in the Fee Statement. However activities for smaller subject groups are additional to the fees already outlined.


If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact Bede Polding College by phone on (02) 4560 2900 weekdays during school hours.

Making Catholic education more affordable

Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.

Conditions apply

Byallawa Co-contribution Scheme

Did you know we offer fee support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families?

Conditions apply

Here’s how we can help

Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

Flexible Payment Plans

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education.

Access the Payment Portal

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund of overpaid school fees, please contact Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au. Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about any of these matters, contact the school in the first instance.

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