2023 Fee Schedule
About This Fee Schedule
This Fee Schedule sets out the fees, charges and levies that will be charged to the accounts for each student enrolled at Huntingtower, and the terms on which these must be paid by that student’s parents. It is to be read in conjunction with the School’s Business Terms and Conditions.
Tuition Fees & Consolidated Charges Levy
|Tuition Fees||Consolidated |
|Year Level||Per Term||Per Annum||Per Term||Per Annum|
|3 year old Kindergarten||$1,150||$4,600||$125||$500|
|4 year old Kindergarten||$2,310||$9,240||$125||$500|
|Year 12 (3 terms only)||$8,540||$25,620||$785||$2,355|
* A consolidated charge is levied to cover items including annual camps, excursions, sports buses and the sport program, subject resources, and specialist programs at various year levels. The consolidated charge also covers the provision of ICT resources to students.
Tuition fees and levies do NOT cover student books and stationery listed in the booklist for Years 7-12, uniform requirements, certain extra-curricular activities, optional interstate and overseas trips, and laptop devices.
|Fee||Year Level||Cost||Charge Interval|
|Duke of Ed Silver & Gold||Years 10, 11 & 12||$275||Per Year|
Additional charges per term may include miscellaneous items, and charges associated with optional incursions/excursions
Externally run VET Courses are not included in tuition fees and are billed separately.
Laptop Program - Years 7-9
All students in Years 7 to 9 are required to purchase the school recommended laptop device. The cost of the device will vary from year to year depending on the current market price and is subsidised by the school for all Year 7 students and new students entering Year 8 and 9. A warranty charge will be added to the school fee account (pro-rata) in Year 7 and 8 for this device (or Year 9 where the student commences in Year 9).
Optional Activities & Trips
The school offers other optional co-curricular and extra-curricular activities e.g. music tuition, some excursions 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 fee account is in arrears.
After School Care
|Fee||Year Level||Cost / Rate|
|After School Care||Foundation - Year 6||$12.50 per hour / part hour (min 1-hour charge)|
Prices are as at January 2023 – may be subject to change
Fees for After School Care are billed 4 times a year at the end of each term. After School Care fees are billed in half hour blocks with a minimum one hour charge
Private Music Lessons
|Lesson Length||Lesson Cost|
|30 minutes||$45.00 per lesson|
|45 minutes||$67.50 per lesson|
|60 minutes||$90.00 per lesson|
Music lessons are billed termly in advance at the beginning of each term with the school fees. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any music enrolment enquiries.
Families with more than one child currently at the School (excluding 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten, Scholarship and Bursary recipients) qualify for a sibling 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 Huntingtower||2023 Concession*|
|2||5% for the second child|
|3||10% for the third child|
|4 +||20% for the fourth and subsequent child|
*Please note that the previous 2019 sibling concession arrangements will continue to apply for families with two or more children already attending the school prior to 2020. At all times there must remain at least two children at the school for the 2019 sibling concession arrangement to continue to apply.
Huntingtower Old Students Association Concessions
Children of members of the Huntingtower Old Students Association (HOSA) qualify for a 50% concession on their child’s basic tuition fees in their first year of enrolment (excluding Kindergarten).
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 2023 are as follows:
|Term 1 2023||3rd February 2023|
|Term 2 2023||28th April 2023|
|Term 3 2023||21st July 2023|
|Term 4 2023||6th October 2023|
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 can be made by credit card through the School Parent portal or by phone (Mastercard, Visa or Amex), BPay, or by Bank Transfer as advised on Account Statements. Please note the school will not accept cash payments on school premises however cash can be banked directly into the Schools Bank Account.
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 https://edstart.com.au/huntingtower
A discount of 1.00% of basic tuition fees is available for a full year’s fees paid by the first Friday of Term 1. A discount of 0.5% of basic tuition fees is available for a full semester’s (2 terms) fees paid by the first Friday of Terms 1 and 3. 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.
The School may in its sole and absolute discretion charge an administration fee on any amount of School Fees that remain unpaid for 28 days after they fall due for payment.
If payments cannot be adhered to because of personal or financial difficulties, an application for variation must be made in writing to the Finance 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.
A non-refundable fee of $150 (inc GST) will be charged per enrolment application.
An Enrolment Fee of $1,500 for the first student and $1,200 for siblings subsequently enrolled at the School is payable upon acceptance of a formal letter of offer. This is not refundable.
A credit of $750 will be applied to the student’s tuition fees in the first term they commence School.
The total Enrolment Fee is non-refundable if the student does not commence School.
In the instance of non-payment of an Enrolment Fee by the date specified in the Letter of Offer, the offer will expire.
New families to the School are required to make an advance payment equivalent to one terms tuition fees, based on the current years tuition fees, to secure a place at Huntingtower by October in the year prior to commencement. An adjustment for tuition fee increases, any scholarships/discounts and the $750 enrolment fee credit will be made when the Term 1 fees are processed in January the following year. 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.
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 family account the subject of a donation.
Withdrawal of Students
One term’s notice must be given in writing, to the Head of Admissions email@example.com , 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 Kindergarten or Year 6 will be required to confirm their intention to stay for the following year by the end of June.
For current students, the last day for withdrawal for enrolment in 2024, without incurring one terms fees in lieu of notice is Friday 13th October 2023.
For further details of withdrawal terms and conditions please refer to the Business Terms and Conditions.
Any queries about this Fee Schedule, or the payment of a student’s account, should be directed to the Director of Business Operations firstname.lastname@example.org