International Fees

2021 St Margaret's Berwick Grammar International Fee Structure

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 program (Years 7 - 12), contribution to travel and accommodation when representing the school, and internet access.

Year LevelTuition FeesConsolidated ChargesTotal School Fees
Year 7$34,785$4,575$39,360
Year 8$34,785$4,575$39,360
Year 9$34,965$6,865$41,830
Year 10$35,990$4,805$40,795
Year 11$35,990$4,805$40,795
Year 12$35,990$4,805$40,795

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 can be paid by international telegraphic transfer or credit card (Visa/Mastercard). International fees are paid 6 months in advance before commencement of the next term.

Full school year accounts will be issued annually and statements will be emailed monthly.

Enrolment Fees

  • Application Fee $100 per child payable when lodging an enrolment application form. Application Fees are neither refundable nor transferable.
  • Enrolment Acceptance Fees $2,400 per child payable within 14 days of an offer of place to confirm enrolment. Enrolment Acceptance Fees are neither
    refundable nor transferable.

Enrolment Fees form part of the admissions process. The above fees are only required to be paid once and must be returned with the enrolment and acceptance forms.

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%.

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.

Approximately $3,000 per child p.a. international students may require additional English support. 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.

Approximately $1,800 – includes summer, winter and sports uniforms.

For more information please visit our uniforms page.

Approximately $800 – including Text books and stationery Please visit our booklist page

Approximately $395 per week with an approved Homestay

Bus fares are billed where applicable in January. Please complete the form which will be supplied by the School and return to the School

Approximately $540

Overseas student health cover (OSHC) Families must provide the School with a copy of Insurance Certificate before commencement

Approximately $110 per week

This is purely a parental decision, however, the amount specified is generally adequate for students living in a homestay arrangement.
Further details are available at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au.

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 Performing Arts Form and return to the School.

Online Peeforming 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 instalment 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.
School fees are to be paid in full at the start of the academic year to which they relate. Families will 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 parent/s 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.