FEES & PAYMENTS
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 Fees||Resources Levy*|
|Year Level||Per Term||Per Annum||Per Term||Per Annum|
|Early Learning Centre (3 year old)||$1,025||$4,100||$80||$320|
|Early Learning Centre 4 year old)||$2,050||$8,200||$80||$320|
|Foundation, 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 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
|Fee||Year Level||Per Annum|
|Excursions, Incursions & Bus Charge||ELC - Year 6||$100|
|Bus Charge (for compulsory excursions and sport)||Year 7 - 12||$340|
|Urban, Middle School Programs & Duke of Ed Bronze||Year 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.
|Fee||Year Level||Cost||Charge Interval|
|Outdoor Education||Year 10||$65||Per Term|
|Young Scientists||Year 10||$105||Per Term|
|VET Sports and Recreation||Years 10 & 11 / Year 12||$80 / $110||Per Term|
|Duke of Ed Silver & Gold||Years 10, 11 & 12||$275||Per Year|
|Food Technology||Years 10 & 11 / Year 12||$105 / $115||Per Term|
|Visual Communication||Year 10 / Year 11 / Year 12||$35 / $65 / $115||Per Term|
|Studio & Visual Art||Year 10 / Year 11 / Year 12||$35 / $65 / $115||Per Term|
|Media / Design Tech||Year 10 / Year 11 / Year 12||$35 / $65 / $115||Per 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
|Fee||Year Level||Cost / Rate|
|After School Care**||Foundation - 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 2020 - 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 Level||5 Day Rate||7 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.
Families with more than one student currently at the School (subject to the exclusions noted below) qualify for a discount on the tuition fee component only at the following rates:
|Children at Huntingtower||2020 Concession*|
|2||5% for the second student|
|3||10% for the third student|
|4 +||20% for the fourth and subsequent students|
Sibling discounts only apply to students from Foundation to Year 12 and student positioning is based on age, not date of entry into the school. If a student is in receipt of a scholarship, award, bursary or other concession, a sibling discount does not apply to that student.
* Please note that the previous 2019 sibling discount arrangement will continue to apply for families with two or more students already attending the school prior to 2020. At all times there must remain at least two students at the school for the 2019 sibling discount arrangement to continue.
Huntingtower Old Students' Association
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 Early Learning Centre).
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). The fee schedule must be read in conjunction with the School’s Business Terms and Conditions.
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.
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:
|Term 1 2020||31st January 2020|
|Term 2 2020||17th April 2020|
|Term 3 2020||17th July 2020|
|Term 4 2020||9th 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 can be made by BPay (Mastercard, Visa, bank cheque and savings accounts), by phone (Visa, Mastercard or 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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 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 Early Learning Centre (4 Year Old) 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