Here you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked most about enrolling at our College. If you want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What are the College tuition fees?
Catholic schools are typically seen as great value for money, providing high-quality education supported by quality facilities and learning environments. It is the policy of the Catholic Schools Office that financial hardship should not prevent any child from attending a Catholic school and no child will be denied a Catholic education because of a family’s genuine inability to pay the required school fees. Any family experiencing financial difficulties is entitled to fee assistance, your local school Principal will be able to discuss this with you.
Together with parents, clergy and school staff, All Saints’ College is committed to offering the children in the Maitland region access to schools in which their faith can be nurtured in outstanding learning environments. We seek to assist young people to realise their full potential, taking into account their unique spiritual, intellectual, physical and social needs.
The greater part of diocesan schools’ funding comes from State and Commonwealth government grants, but the commitment and continuing financial contribution of parents and parish communities is still essential to fill the gap between the funds provided by government and the actual cost of running our schools. School fees are comprised of three components – Diocesan tuition fees, individual school resource and service fees and Diocesan Family School Building Levy (DFSBL).
Diocesan Tuition Fees 2023
School Resource and Service Fees
Resource costs are set by the Principal in consultation with staff, parents, Parish Priests and the CSO. This single consolidated fee is used to pay for school resources such as texts, school supplies, exercise books, subject levies, technology and amenities. Depending on subject selection, students will also be charged a curriculum resource cost for the electives they choose from Year 9. Excursions and Incursions are also an additional expense and must be paid prior to the date of the activity. Costs for All Saints’ College are as follows:
- Year 7 – $1,030
- Year 8 – $1,030
- Year 9 – $1,030
- Year 10 – $1,030
- Year 11 – $1,080
- Year 12 – $1,080
Diocesan Pastoral Contribution
From 2020, a voluntary contribution of $300 per family ($100 per term) is being sought as a diocesan pastoral contribution.
Funds support the ongoing pastoral works of the diocese which include, amongst many initiatives, the diocesan pastoral ministries office and the activities of its many advisory councils, the provision of chaplains ministering in the following areas – Newcastle University, Newcastle Port, prisons, hospitals and CatholicCare Social Services, the Family Community Faith Coordinators who work to reach out to and connect families with their local parish and school and Pastoral Coordinators who work in those parishes without a resident Parish priest.
We value the opportunity to work in partnership with you and thank you for your continuing support of Catholic education in our diocese.
A non-refundable enrolment fee to be paid when confirming acceptance of an enrolment offer at All Saints’ College.
The enrolment fee covers all administrative work involved in processing the application. The enrolment fee for years 7 – 12 is $160.
Special Fee Reductions
To assist families with limited financial resources, All Saints’ College offers a lower tuition fee to means-tested low income families such as Health Care and Pension Card holders. This rate is 50% of the diocesan tuition fee full rate for each child. This discount applies only to the diocesan tuition fee, not to the DFSBL or other resource and service fees charged by each individual school.
A genuine inability to meet school account charges does not exclude access to any school within the diocese for a child of a family genuinely committed to Catholic faith and practice. Parents concerned about school fees should ensure they make contact with the school. Diocesan provisions exist to help in this area and the Principal can also exercise discretion where genuine need exists.
How can I make a fee payment?
The preferred method of payment is via BPAY. Please contact the Campus Finance Manager to discuss payment options.
Statements are sent out at the start of each month beginning March. Fees can be paid Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly or Annually. Fees paid Annually are due for payment by 30 June of that year. Fees paid using the other payment options are due for payment in full by 30 November (other than for Year 12 students who are due for payment in full by 30 Sept).
Where can I purchase the school uniform?
All Saints’ College takes pride in their students wearing the College uniform in a proud and tidy manner which represents the school to the highest standard. Wearing the correct uniform well is one of the four cornerstones of the school. Minimum expected standards of grooming and uniform are set for students safety, the enhancement of their appearance and the avoidance of excessive display.
As a parent, you can assist in this by ensuring that your child has all the required uniform pieces, ensuring that boys have shirts with room to allow for the comfortable buttoning of top buttons, tucking in of shirts and by replacing lost uniform items as needed.
All items of school uniform are available from the uniform shop only. Uniforms need to be ordered as stocks of uniforms are not readily available and may take up to 6 weeks for delivery.
The All Saints’ College uniform is supplied by Alinta. For your convenience, Alinta has a store located on the St Mary’s Campus that is open through the term during the following hours and at selected additional times during January:
Monday 8.00am – 11.00am
Tuesday 1.00pm – 4.00 pm
Thursday 8.00am – 11.00am
Friday 8.00am – 11.00am
Saturday 8.00am – 10.00am – 1st Saturday of each month
Access to the uniform shop is via the gate on Victoria Street, Maitland.
To book a fitting or place an order online, please visit the Alinta website or contact Alinta below:
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
P | 0412 204 406
What options are available for travelling to the College?
Hunter Valley Buses and Rover Motors provide bus services for students travelling to and from school. For information regarding bus routes, see below:
St Mary’s Campus is a short 5 minute walk from Maitland Train Station. For information regarding train transport see Sydney Trains.
During their time at All Saints’ College, most students will turn the legal age when they can obtain their driver’s licence. If a parent allows a student to drive to school, there are steps that should be taken for this to happen.
All students who will be driving to and from school, and all student passengers of student drivers, are to complete the transport details form at Student Services. This enables the school to contact the students if required using the student’s car number plates.
Students are to follow all road and parking rules particularly around the school environment. There is NO student allocated parking. Students are to be respectful of our neighbours, particularly in relation to noise and parking.
ALL STUDENTS TRAVELLING TO SCHOOL IN A CAR ARE REQUIRED TO BE INSIDE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS BY 8.30AM.