St Joseph's Catholic School, Murray Bridge

Fees and discounts

St Joseph’s School fees are set by the School Board and are reassessed annually. As a general principal we are committed to making our school accessible to students from all backgrounds, regardless of financial means.


Tuition fees will be billed at the beginning of each term. Parents will then be required to pay by the end of Week 4.

To enable families to meet their school fee obligations, the School Board offers direct debit, credit card and Bpay facilities. School fees can be paid weekly, fortnightly, monthly, by the term or yearly in advance. Where school fees are paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly there is an expectation that this will occur through a direct debit agreement.

Family Discounts

The Tuition Fee Structure incorporates discounts for families with more than one child, these are outlined on the Fee Schedule.

Fee Variations: In accordance with our Tuition Fee Policy any variation in regard to school fees (remission and/or extension) must be applied for each year and be in writing to the School Board Finance Committee. Please note these requests are treated in the strictest confidence.

School Card

Families that qualify for School Card need to apply each year. Forms are available from the School Bursar.

Any family approved for School Card by the Department of Education and Children’s Services will receive a reduction in Tuition Fees.

Summary of School Fees

Composite Fee

The Composite Fee is an annual fee charged to each child and is payable before the commencement of Term 1 at the time of collection of stationery packs. The Composite Fee is a standard fee which operates in all Catholic Schools.

This fee is a user pay system to provide cash flow for schools and to assist fund the following:

  • Stationery
  • Curriculum
  • System Levies
  • Art & Craft
  • First Aid
  • Printing

Tuition Fee

The Tuition Fee is private income which is collected from families and used to assist with paying the costs of the day-to-day expenses of the school, for example: water, electricity, rubbish removal, salaries for non teaching staff including administration, finance, cleaning and groundsperson and all other general running costs which the school incurs.

IT Levy

The IT (Information Technology) Levy is to assist with the ongoing expenses of maintaining and enhancing our Information Technology facilities, both hardware and software for the children throughout the school.

General Purpose Levy

This is a levy which is to assist with payment of incidental costs throughout the year and to assist with activities like Life Education, Visiting Performances that may be offered for the children, (ie: Saving Lil & Archie, L Nichiolson & Michael Mangan), Performing Arts, costs to source costumes etc, as well as visiting Sporting Representatives, Swimming, Yr 7 Commemorative Shirts, Class excursions and School Swimming.

Capital Levy

The Capital Levy is a fee per family. Funds from this levy are used to assist with maintaining and improving the assets within the school and partially assist with loan commitments. This is a fee, not a donation and is not tax deductible. 

Building Fund

The Building Fund is a voluntary based contribution, which families may like to consider. Donations over $2.00 to the Building Fund are tax deductible.