Domestic School Fees

2022 St Margaret's Berwick Grammar School Fee Structure (Domestic students and permanent visa holders)

St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar School fees are set annually by the School Council and aim to be as inclusive as possible with extras kept to a minimum. The fees include tuition, most activities at school, sports, art activities, computer/device program (Prep – Year 12), contribution to travel and accommodation when representing the school, and internet access.

Year LevelTuition FeesConsolidated ChargesTotal School Fees
Pre-Prep (2 Days)$7,120
Pre-Prep (3 Days)$10,680
Pre-Prep (4 Days)$14,240
Pre-Prep (5 Days)$17,800
Prep$16,775$2,490$19,265
Year 1$16,775$2,490$19,265
Year 2$18,930$2,620$21,550
Year 3$18,930$3,035$21,965
Year 4$18,930$3,150$22,080
Year 5$20,590$4,200$24,790
Year 6$20,590$4,200$24,790
Year 7$23,985$4,575$28,560
Year 8$23,985$4,575$28,560
Year 9$24,165$6,865$31,030
Year 10$25,190$4,805$29,995
Year 11$25,190$4,805$29,995
Year 12$25,190$4,805$29,995

Consolidated charges

Consolidated charges are levied to cover various items supplied at school; the cost of day excursions, camps, academic, sport and cultural activities, associated transport, compulsory laptop and iPad program costs, and student materials provided by the school. The consolidated charge also includes an Information Technology Levy, and Infrastructure Levy which contributes towards costs incurred to maintain and refurbish school buildings and property.

Paying School Fees

School Fees are paid in advance by Direct Debit with the following payment options available:

• annually (By the end of February),
• quarterly (10 January, 10 April, 10 July and 10 October), or
• monthly in 10 monthly payments on the 10th of the month commencing in January.

Full school year accounts will be issued annually, reflecting the payment option selected with account statements emailed monthly.

To nominate your Fee Payment Option and arrange your Direct Debit, please complete the Direct Debit form.

Enrolment Fees

  • Application Fee $100 per child payable when lodging an enrolment application form. Application Fees are neither refundable nor transferable.
  • Enrolment Acceptance Fees $2,200 per child payable within 14 days of an offer of place to confirm enrolment. Enrolment Acceptance Fees are neither
    refundable nor transferable.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

Eligible parents/guardians entitled to obtain the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy are to provide supporting documentation on commencement in the Early Learning Centre. You may be eligible to access this subsidy in any of the following circumstances:

  • your child is identified by a parent, carer or legal guardian as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more)
  • your child holds, or has a parent or guardian who holds, one of the following:
    • a Commonwealth Health Care Card
    • a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
    • a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or White Card
    • eligible Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa

Sibling Discounts

A sibling discount on Tuition Fees applies for the second child (10%), third child (25%) and, fourth and subsequent children (50%). Children must be enrolled concurrently. Children on scholarships or bursaries of 50% or more, do not qualify for the sibling discount. Pro-rata sibling discounts apply for students with scholarships and bursaries below 50%.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarship or Bursary discounts apply to the Tuition Fee component only.

Tuition Fees paid in advance

Tuition fees may be paid in advance for up to 3 years. Quotes are provided on application before the end of Term 3 each year with payment due by 30th September. Please email: accrec@smbg.vic.edu.au for further details.

Other Services and Charges

Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care is provided by Extend in the Junior School Campus for students from ELC to Year 6. Details of hours, charges and booking procedures can be obtained directly from the Junior School’s Before and Aftercare web page.

Building Fund

Parents have the option to make a voluntary tax deductible donation of $1,000 or other amount to assist the school in maintaining current and future building developments at St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar.

Bus Fares

Bus fares are billed where applicable in January. Details are available via ‘Nexus’. Please complete the form and return it to the School.

EAL Fee(English as an Additional Language)

$3,000 per child p.a. for additional English language support for Non-English speaking background (“NESB”) families. This is provided by teaching staff. The amount of support each individual requires depends on the level of skill assessed upon entry and through ongoing formal assessments.

Music Tuition

  • 50-minute individual lessons $2,520 per year
  • 25-minute individual lessons $1,260 per year (beginners to AMEB Grade 2 only)
  • Instrument hire $355 per year

Please complete the online Performing Arts Form or the PDF version and return to the School.

Online Performing Arts Form

Tennis Lesson

  • 32 x 30-minute lessons $560 per year

Please complete the Tennis Coaching Form and return to the School.

Overdue Accounts

If full payment of the school fee instalment is not made by the instalment due date, a late payment administration charge of $100 per term may be applied to your account. This charge covers the time taken by the Administration Department in the preparation of correspondence and contacting parents regarding outstanding debts. This fee can be avoided if the family is engaged in an approved direct debit plan or a prior arrangement has been made with the Finance Team.

School fees are to be paid in full during the academic year to which they relate and in accordance with the agreed payment options selected. Families may be asked to withdraw their children during the year where fees remain outstanding and may not be permitted to return to the school.

Legal costs

In the event of default eventuating in parent accounts being handed over for collection, the parents/guardians shall pay to the school on demand all costs including, without limitation, all legal costs (on a solicitor/own client basis), all mercantile agents fees incurred by the school in recovering or attempting to recover all amounts outstanding and payable to the school including any dishonour or bank fees incurred by the school relating to the payments made by the parent/s from time to time.

Goods and Services Tax

Goods and Services Tax (GST) may apply to programs and activities (academic and other) and where applicable, will be included on charges for services rendered.

Termination of enrolment

One full term’s written notice, must be given to the Principal if a student is withdrawing from the school. If this required notice is not given, one full term’s school fees will be charged.

Note: It is necessary to specify these conditions to ensure the School operates as efficiently as possible. In all cases, we request that families experiencing difficulties discuss their situation with the School’s Finance Team as soon as possible. Early notice enables all parties to plan for the future more clearly.

Information regarding the Government “Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)” can be found in the following links.