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.
2019 Fee Schedule
Tuition Fees & Resources Levy (per term*)
|Year Level||Tuition Fees||Resources Levy||Total (per term)|
|3 year old Pre-Prep (2 sessions of 4 hours)||$1,000||$80||$1,080|
|4 year old Pre-Prep (3 sessions of 6.5 hours)||$2,000||$80||$2,080|
|Prep, Years 1 & 2||$2,855||$240||$3,095|
|Years 3 & 4||$3,610||$240||$3,850|
|Years 5 & 6||$4,280||$240||$4,520|
|Years 7 & 8||$5,125||$320||$5,445|
|Years 9 & 10||$5,440||$320||$5,760|
|Year 12 (3 terms only)||$7,630||$470||$8,100|
** The resources levy helps purchase, maintain and replace educational resources and reference material.
Other Compulsory Fees (per term*)
|Excursions, Incursions & Bus Charge||Pre-Prep - Year 6||$25|
|Bus Charge (for compulsory excursions and sport)||Year 7 - 12||$85|
|Urban, Middle School Programs & Duke of Ed Bronze||Year 9||$220|
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||Year 10||$70||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 / $85||Per Term*|
|Studio & Visual Art||Year 10 / Year 11 / Year 12||$35 / $65 / $85||Per Term*|
|Media / Design Tech||Year 10 / Year 11 / Year 12||$35 / $65 / $85||Per Term*|
* 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 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|
|Occasional Day Care||1 - 5 years old||$10.50 per hour / part hour|
|After School Care**||Prep - Year 6||$10.50 per hour / part hour (min 1 hour charge)|
|Music Instrument Hire||-||$40 per term|
|Private Music Tuition||-||Not included in fees|
|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. The bill accompanies 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||$4,050||$4,775|
|Year 12 (3 terms only)||$5,170||$6,370|
|Casual Rate (per week)||$460||$580|
Overseas Student Tuition Fees
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 Huntingtower||2019 Concession||2020 Concession*|
|2||5% for each child||5% for the second child|
|3||10% for each child||10% for the third child|
|4 +||20% for each child||20% for the fourth and subsequent child|
* Please note that the 2019 Concession 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.
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 set out in Account Statements must be paid by the nominated due date set out on each statement, being the first Friday of the school term.
Fees, charges and levies for international students (including tuition fees and boarding fees) are billed a semester in advance in February 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, Cheque, Cash, Credit Card or Direct Debit as advised on Account Statements. The school reserves the right to introduce payment surcharges at any time.
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 2.25% 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.
Late Payments and Fee Collection
Huntingtower operates on a not-for-profit basis, which means all monies received by the school contribute to the school’s operational costs (including ongoing maintenance, refurbishment, and the provision of new facilities). The
school is therefore reliant on families meeting their financial commitments in this Fee Schedule if it is to continue
delivering a quality education and facilities.
Parents with accounts in arrears will be levied an administrative charge of $150 per month (per family) until all accounts are settled.
The school in its absolute discretion may 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.
Parents who fail to meet their financial commitments, and do not make alternative arrangements with the school in advance, can also expect debt collection procedures to be promptly initiated. These procedures can include contact from the school initially, and if this does not result in prompt payment then the school may refer collection of the debt to an external agency or its solicitors for collection and recovery.
Parents agree to indemnify Huntingtower School Association for all reasonable costs and disbursements (including debt recovery and legal professional costs on an indemnity basis) incurred in recovering fees, charges and levies set out in overdue Account Statements.
Parents facing difficulty with meeting their financial commitments under this Fee Schedule are encouraged to speak to the Business Manager at the earliest opportunity to avoid the above consequences of overdue accounts.
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 deposit is $1,500 for the first student and $1,200 for siblings subsequently enrolled at the school. The enrolment deposit must be paid by the nominated due date to secure enrolment once a formal offer has been
made by the school.
The enrolment deposit is non-refundable, however $750 of the deposit will be credited to the relevant student’s first term tuition fees.
New families to the school are required to make an advance payment of Term 1 tuition fees by September 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 September, 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
Reminder: 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