From 2024, a non-refundable Enrolment Application Fee of $80 per child per family is due and payable at the time of application. Please forward the receipt of payment to PPETFinance@bne.catholic.edu.au.
School Fees Policy.pdf
Our Lady of the Way, Petrie, aims to provide a quality education to all students, and for this to be achieved, Fees and Levies are charged.
Fees and Levies collected at Our Lady of the Way are used for the following purposes, which are aligned with the Vision and Mission of the School:
Our Lady of the Way charges a Parent and Community Levy (OLW Connect) to support the initiatives of the parents/carers and community within the School.
For those families experiencing short- or long-term genuine inability to pay fees, we are committed to providing support to ensure enrollment is not compromised. Please contact the Principal and/or Finance Secretary for further information concerning the concession application process.
Agreed Scheduled Payment Plans
As mentioned in point 3(b) above, our School offers families the opportunity to pay the school fee account in regular BPay instalments over the year. All Agreed Regular Scheduled Payment Plans must clear the school fees account by the end of each term and thus be cleared by the last day of School in Term 4 of the current school year. Any Agreed Scheduled Payment Plan extensions must be negotiated with the Principal and/or Finance Secretary.
Collections of accounts in arrears of a payment schedule follow the School Fee and Levy Collection Process above.
Late Start Enrolment
New students entering Our Lady of the Way School after the commencement of the term will be charged on a pro-rata basis for the remaining weeks of the term. An updated statement will be emailed.
Extended Leave/Holding an enrolment place
Fees will be payable for the whole term in which extended leave is taken. If fees remain outstanding, an arrangement must be made with the Principal and/or Finance Secretary to settle the account within four weeks of taking leave. Any fees account in credit will be refunded.
Withdrawal of Enrolment
Advice of a student's departure must be made in writing. Please contact the School reception for an exit form.
Students exiting Our Lady of the Way School during the term will be refunded on a pro-rata basis for the remaining weeks of that term.
Student textbooks, library books, laptops, and accessories will be returned to the School.
If any fees remain outstanding, an arrangement must be made with the Principal and/or Finance Secretary to settle the account within four weeks. Any fee accounts in credit will be refunded after the exit date,
For outstanding amounts, where an arrangement is made and defaulted, the account will be referred to the School's registered debt collection agency without advice.
Please contact the school finance office for further clarification regarding the above school fee and levy collection process.