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    Question School Fees for highschool

    Hi there, my son is only in grade one but the high school we intend to send him to i recently discovered is quite a bit dearer than expected, and wanted to see what was reasonable for fees for high schools.

    We're in northern brisbane area and the high school fees are $4800 a year. It's for a catholic co-ed school. Is this pretty reasonable?

    I'm wondering whether we may have to look into alternative options for high school, or whether i need to get myself a really good job between now and then

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    Default School Fees for highschool

    I went to a christian high school in NSW and it was around $1800-2400 per term (depending on what year you were in) per child. My poor parents

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    Actually, i think this sounds pretty cheap! maybe try googling the different Catholic highschools in Bris, and you will find some are up at $8000 per year.
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    Wow really? How in the heck do parents afford that? With 3 boys going to highschool eventually i really need to start preparing now i think!

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    I thought that sounded pretty reasonable. I think the school we're looking at for DD when she reaches high school is currently at about $18,680pa.

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    Sounds cheap compared to the ones we are looking at in Melbourne which are up to $25k for yrs 11 and 12!!!

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    Yep, that is quite reasonable. The catholic high school we intend to send ds to on Brisbane Northside is $12000 per year. He wont be attending for another 7 years, imagine what it will cost then Sheesh!!!!
    ETA Remember though, the more children you have the cheaper the subsequent children are.

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    Tuition Fees
    Below are the standard annual fees for single students enrolled
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    Discounts apply to the second and subsequent children (excluding Pre-prep). This means that if you have more than one child enrolled, your tuition fee will be less than the simple addition of single students. Details of fees for a variety of year level combinations are included at the back of this document.

    A Fee Support Scheme is in place to assist low-income families to access the benefits of our school. Fee Support applies to one calendar year only so a new application is needed each year.

    Maximum Family charge for 2012 is $8,240, or $9,050 where enrolment includes the PrePrep year.
    Standard Tuition Fees
    – Single students only
    Below are the basic charges for one student in each level of the school.
    Single Student Charges
    Base Annual Fee 2012

    One Pre-preparatory child
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     One Primary student (Prep to Year 7)
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     One Secondary student (Year 8-12)
    - includes $560 Secondary Surcharge
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    Default School Fees for highschool

    Very reasonable, my niece goes to a private catholic school in Rose Bay which is $27k for year 12

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    I just got the letter today with DD's school fees for 2013, I copied below. That's on the Gold Coast. Private school but not Catholic.
    Pre-Prep part time $7,402
    Pre-Prep full time $10,426
    Prep $10,183
    Years 1 to 3 $13,062
    Years 4 to 6 $14,789
    Years 7 to 9 $15,965
    Years 10 to 12 $16,505


 

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