Enrolment at St Ursula’s is a multi-step process which aims to satisfy the requirements of the College, while remaining flexible to meet the needs of families. Enrolment applications can be submitted at any time; however, to be considered for the following year’s intake, submissions MUST be received by 31 May.
It is essential both the My Story form (for students) and the Parent Questionnaire (for Parents/Carers) be included with your application. All other documentation required by the College is listed within the Enrolment Application Form.
- Students in Year 6 are encouraged to attend Discovery Day, an event specifically tailored to those commencing Secondary Schooling in the following year;
- Parent Information Sessions, held in May and July each year, are group events that provide essential details to families looking to Enrol their daughter(s). This includes a ‘meet and greet’ with staff; light refreshments; and a short presentation. An optional student-led College Tour is also available. Please note: Attendance at one (1) Parent Information Session is an obligatory part of the Enrolment Process;
- A Taste and Tour of the College, held in May and July each year, is offered to families with students of any age, who would like to learn more about the opportunities St Ursula’s provides. This includes a College Tour, light refreshments, and an informal chat with members of the Leadership Team.
If you have any questions or require further information, at any stage during the Enrolment Process, please contact Business Development Officer, Natalie Salisbury, via email at [email protected] or by phoning College Reception on 4939 9600.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Financial Investment
The Tuition Fee is an all-inclusive fee which covers all curriculum costs including:
- Student Diary
- Student Device
- Annual College Magazine
- Parents & Friends Levy
- Compulsory day excursions
- All compulsory religious, sporting and cultural activities
- Capital & Building contributions
- The only levies to apply are Special Levies*, which cover additional costs that are specific to some electives and subjects (see below)
- Parents/Guardians/Carers are advised that for the current year all SPECIAL LEVIES will be applied to fee accounts in Term 2 (for Semester 1) and Term 3 (for Semester 2)
Tuition Fee Years 7-9 $4775
Student Device Program Fee $400
Parents & Friends Levy $80
Total Tuition Fee Years 7-9 $5255
Senior School – Years 10*, 11* and 12*
Tuition Fee Years 10-12 $5000
Student Device Program Fee $400
Parent & Friends Levy $80
Total Tuition Fee Years 10-12 $5480
Special Levies apply to these year levels in the following electives/subjects. The only levies to apply are Subject Levies, which cover additional costs that are specific to some elective subjects (see below). The following levies are applied to the fee account in TERM 2 (for Semester 1) and TERM 3 (for Semester 2).
Boarding Fees (Years 7-12)
Full Time Boarding
Per Annum $13 630 Inc GST
|Subject / Elective||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12|
|Aquatics/Marine Studies Excursion||$200||$200|
|Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance||$350||$350|
|Certificate III in Fitness||$275||$275|
|Certificate I in Hospitality||$265|
|Certificate II in Kitchen Operations||$250||$250|
- Download Fee Schedule 2021
- Download School Direct Debit Request
- Download Payment by Credit Card Request
Parents withdrawing their daughter from the College should inform the Principal, in writing, providing notice of a minimum one (1) Term.
Additional administration charges may apply to the cancellation of an enrolment which occurs during the term.
The College will not refund any fee should the student cease enrolment part-way through the Term.
Please note that student participation in optional extra-curricular activities such as Cultural Tours, Instrumental Music Excursions, Sporting Excursions and similar activities will not be allowed if Tuition fees are outstanding.
Unless you have made prior payment arrangements with our Finance staff, our payment terms require payment for each term’s fees (and other charges if applicable), by the third Friday following the beginning of that term. For 2020, this means:
TERM 1 – Payment due by 12th February 2021
TERM 2 – Payment due by 7th May 2021
TERM 3 – Payment due by 30th July 2021
TERM 4 – Payment due by 22nd October 2021
Continuance of a students’ enrolment at the College cannot be guaranteed if fees and charges remain outstanding or a payment plan has not been negotiated with the Business Manager.
Discount for students at Catholic schools – For those families where more than one student is in attendance at a Catholic school within the Rockhampton Diocese. A discount is offered on the Tuition Fee (not Boarding fee or special levies) based on the number of students in the family attending a Catholic School.
The discount will apply to each student enrolled at St Ursula’s College. Please note we will be unable to provide you with the sibling discount without receipt of the Payment Agreement form. This discount will be credited from the date the form is returned, it will not be back dated.
Please note that the Payment agreement form must be completed in full and returned to the College by the due date for the full discount to be applied.
The percentage discount will increase with the more children you have in Catholic schools. Please refer to the table below showing the discount percentage amount per student.
|Students in Catholic Schools||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|Discount % per student at STU||0%||10%||15%||20%||30%||40%|
Discount for Fees Paid in Advance
A discount is available where the annual Tuition Fee is paid in full and received at the College by Friday 12th February 2021. The amount of discount is subject to review each year. For 2021 the discount is 10%.
Please note there is no discount on Boarding fees paid in advance.
Concessions will be considered where a demonstrated need exists due to financial circumstances. Applications are to be submitted on the relevant form to the Business Manager and will be treated in confidence.
State Government Programs
- Text Book Allowance – this is included in the calculation of Fees and will be paid directly to the College.
- Non-Government Schools Transport Assistance – application forms are available twice per year (April & October) and can be completed online at http://www.qcec.qld.catholic.edu.au/.
- Living Away from Home Allowance – please contact Education Queensland to establish your eligibility
- Remote Area Tuition Allowance– to help with the payment of Tuition Fees (paid directly to the school);
- Remote Area Travel Allowance – for students who meet the residential distance eligibility criteria, assistance is available to offset travelling expenses, provided the distance travelled from home to the Boarding location is at least 50 km.
Telephone: 1800 248 997 or visit www.education.qld.gov.au
Commonwealth Government Programs
Subject to eligibility criteria, the following assistance may be available from www.centrelink.gov.au
- Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) (Telephone: 132 318),
- Youth Allowance (Telephone: 132 490), or
- ABSTUDY (Telephone: 132 317)
Building Fund Donation
100% tax-deductible donations of any amount may be made to the College Building Fund. Receipts will be issued upon request.
Scholarships are available each year for prospective students wishing to enrol at St Ursula’s College.
Specific Academic/Boarding/Sporting/Cultural scholarships are awarded to successful students currently enrolled at St Ursula’s College, who demonstrate extraordinary effort and achievement in one or more of these areas. Scholarships are subject to availability of funds, and are made possible due to the generous donations from Past Students, and the Presentation Sisters.
Applications for Scholarships close 30 June 2021; successful applicants will be notified via mail, for commencement at St Ursula’s College in the following school year (2022). Please ensure an Application for Enrolment is submitted alongside the Scholarship Application 2022.