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FEES & PAYMENTS


INFORMATION

When you visit Huntingtower you will find excellent teachers, focussed and joyous students and many happy families. Our high expectations of behaviour and attitude go hand in hand with academic achievements that place us amongst the most successful schools in Melbourne. However, we understand that a private school education is a large commitment for most families, so we do thank you for considering a Huntingtower education for your child/children. 


2020 Fee Schedule

Tuition Fees & Resources Levy 

Tuition FeesResources Levy*
Year LevelPer TermPer AnnumPer TermPer Annum
3 year old Pre-Prep$1,025$4,100$80$320
4 year old Pre-Prep$2,050$8,200$80$320
Prep, Years 1 & 2$2,955$11,820$240$960
Years 3 & 4$3,735$14,940$245$980
Years 5 & 6$4,430$17,720$245$980
Years 7 & 8$5,305$21,220$320$1,280
Years 9 & 10$5,630$22,520$350$1,400
Year 11$5,875$23,500$350$1,400
Year 12 (3 terms only)$8,010$24,030$470$1,410


* The resources levy helps purchase, maintain and replace educational resources and reference material.


Other Compulsory Fees
  

FeeYear LevelPer Annum
Excursions, Incursions & Bus ChargePre-Prep - Year 6 $100
Bus Charge (for compulsory excursions and sport)Year 7 - 12$340
Urban, Middle School Programs & Duke of Ed BronzeYear 9$880
Laptop device (subsidised cost incl. case and bag)*Year 7$850


* A total $275 warranty charge will be added to the school fee account (pro-rata) in Year 7 and 8 for this device).


Optional Programs & Subject Levies
  

Additional charges per term may include miscellaneous items, iPad insurance and charges associated with optional incursions / excursions.  

FeeYear LevelCostCharge Interval
Outdoor EducationYear 10$65Per Term
Young ScientistsYear 10$105Per Term
VET Sports and RecreationYears 10 & 11 / Year 12$80 / $110Per Term
Duke of Ed Silver & GoldYears 10, 11 & 12$275Per Year
Food TechnologyYears 10 & 11 / Year 12$105 / $115Per Term
Visual CommunicationYear 10 / Year 11 / Year 12$35 / $65 / $115Per Term
Studio & Visual ArtYear 10 / Year 11 / Year 12$35 / $65 / $115Per Term
Media / Design TechYear 10 / Year 11 / Year 12$35 / $65 / $115Per Term


Additional chargers per term may include miscellaneous items, laptop / iPad insurance and charges associated with optional incursions / excursions.
* There are 4 terms per year except in the case of Year 12.


Optional Activities & Trips

The school offers other optional co-curricular and extra-curricular activities e.g. music tuition, swimming lessons and trips (including overseas and interstate trips). Participating in these activities will result in additional charges
and levies, and are billed separately. Participation in an optional activity or trip will not be accepted or maintained for any student if the student’s account is in arrears.


Other Optional Charges

FeeYear LevelCost / Rate
After School Care**Prep - Year 6$11.00 per hour / part hour (min 1-hour charge)
Music Instrument Hire-$40 per term
Private Music Tuition-Refer to Music Enrolment Form
HSAC After-hours Swimming Lessons-Not included in fees


Prices as at January 2019 - may be subject to change.
** Fees for After School Care are billed 4 times a year at the end of each term with the school fees. The fee is billed in half hour blocks with a minimum one hour charge.


Boarding House (per term)

Year Level5 Day Rate7 Day Rate
Years 7 - 11$4,250$5,250
Year 12 (3 terms only)$6,000$7,330
Casual Rate (per week)$500$600


Please note students are expected to return home during mid-term breaks and all school holidays.


Sibling Concessions

Families with more than one child currently at the School (excluding Pre-Prep, Scholarship and Bursary recipients) qualify for a concession on the basic tuition fees only as detailed below. Concessions may be withdrawn for a child where a family is otherwise in arrears.

Children at Huntingtower2020 Concession*
25% for the second child
310% for the third child
4 +20% for the fourth and subsequent child


* Please note that the previous 2019 Concession arrangements will continue to apply for families with two or more children already attending the school prior to 2020.


Huntingtower Old Students' Association 

Children of members of the Huntingtower Old Students' Association (HOSA) qualify for a 50% concession on their first child's basic tuition fees in their first year of payment.


About this Fee Schedule 

This Fee Schedule sets out the fees, charges and levies that will be billed to the accounts for each student enrolled at Huntingtower, and the terms on which these must be paid by that student’s parents (and the consequences if
payments are not made on time).

As part of the Terms of Enrolment, parents choosing to send their child (children) to Huntingtower understand and accept the financial commitment to pay those fees, charges and levies billed to their child’s (children’s) account(s). Parents are required to meet this commitment in full, including by way of regular payments in accordance with this Fee Schedule and the Account Statements that are issued from time to time by the school.

Please note this Fee Schedule and its terms are reviewed and updated by Huntingtower annually, at its discretion.  There may have been changes since last year applicable to your family.


Payment Terms 

Fees, charges and levies may be billed by term, semester or year, depending upon their type and the arrangement the parents have with the school.

Account Statements are periodically emailed to parents, typically just prior to the start of each school term, and set out any applicable fees, charges and levies for their enrolled child(ren). Fees, charges and levies are strictly due and payable by the nominated due date set out on each statement, being the first Friday of the school term. Due dates for payment in 2020 are as follows:

TermDue Date
Term 1 202031st January 2020
Term 2 202017th April 2020
Term 3 202017th July 2020
Term 4 20209th October 2020


Fees, charges and levies for international students (including tuition fees and boarding fees) are billed a semester in advance in January and July each year.

The school’s fees, charges and levies are all encompassing. Deductions, refunds and waivers will not apply where a student is absent from school, or unwilling or unable to participate, unless the Principal has given prior written
agreement to such an arrangement.


Payment Methods 

American Express) Cheque, Cash, or Direct Debit as advised on Account Statements. The school reserves the right to introduce payment surcharges at any time.

Parents seeking any alternative payment terms may consider using Edstart. Edstart is a specialist provider that offers tailored funding packages for school fees and allows parents to extend payment over a longer timeframe. For more information please visit their website www.edstart.com.au.


Payment Discounts 

A discount of 1.5% of basic tuition fees is available for a full semester’s (2 terms) fees paid by the first Friday of Terms 1 and 3. A discount of 2.00% of basic tuition fees is available for a full year’s fees paid by the first Friday of Term 1. These discounts will not apply beyond the due date of payment. Prior to the start of each year parents will be asked if they wish to take up one of these options.


Overdue Accounts 

Parents with accounts in arrears will be levied an administrative charge of $150 per month (per family) until all accounts are settled. Should a direct debit default, a dishonour fee will apply. The School further reserves the right to on-charge enforcement expenses incurred by the School in the collection process for outstanding accounts, including without limitation any legal costs on an indemnity basis incurred as a result of engaging an external debt collection agency or law firm.

If payments cannot be adhered to because of personal or financial difficulties, an application for variation must be made in writing to the Business Manager. The School may, in its absolute discretion, elect to not allow a student to start a new term, or to otherwise terminate a student’s enrolment, where that student’s account remains in arrears beyond the term where the account falls due.

A student may not be permitted to attend co-curricular or sporting excursions, tours or camps until all amounts owing to the School (including the cost of the excursion, tour or camp where applicable) have been paid in full by the due date.

The School reserves the right to withdraw any scholarships or concessions while any amount remains outstanding or unpaid to the School in respect of that student or any of his/her siblings.


Waiting List Fee 

The non-refundable waiting list fee is $150 (inc GST). A student’s name will be removed from the waiting list if the fee is not paid by the nominated due date.


Enrolment Fee 

The enrolment fee is $1,500 for the first student and $1,200 for siblings subsequently enrolled at the school. The enrolment fee must be paid by the nominated due date to secure enrolment once a formal offer has been made by the school.

The enrolment fee is non-refundable, however $750 of the fee will be credited to the relevant student’s tuition fees in the first term they commence at the school.


New Families 

New families to the school are required to make an advance payment of Term 1 tuition fees by October in the year prior to commencement. Any adjustment for fee increases and scholarships/discounts will be made on Term 1 fees. If there is a credit balance remaining on the student’s account after adjustments this will be carried forward to the next term.

Should parents cancel their child’s enrolment after October, the advance payment is forfeited to the school as fees in lieu of notice.


Building Fund 

Parents are encouraged to donate to the Huntingtower Building Fund, which helps provide and maintain school buildings. Any voluntary deductions are tax deductible and a Tax Receipt is provided at the end of the financial year for each student account the subject of a donation.


Withdrawal of Students 

One term’s notice must be given in writing, to the Registrar, of the intention to withdraw a student from the school or one term’s fee in lieu will be payable immediately. Students currently enrolled in 4 year old Pre-Prep or Year 6 will be required to confirm their intention to stay for the following year by the end of May.


Queries About This Fee Schedule 

Any queries about this Fee Schedule, or a payment of a student's account, should be directed to the Business Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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