DISCOUNTS (Kindergarten to Year 12)
Family Sibling Discount (against Tuition Fees only). For concurrent enrolments only 15% Discount per term for the second child
30% Discount per term for the third child
75% Discount per term for the fourth child and subsequent children
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Discount (against Tuition Fees only)
50% Discount per term for ATSI students (Family Sibling Discount does not apply to recipients)
10% Discount per term for Preschool siblings ATSI students charged at Health Care Card rate
Preschool and Primary School Tuition Fees include all camp costs and most stationery and materials.
High School Tuition Fees include all camp costs, most materials, a text book levy and some stationery. A stationery list, provided at enrolment, and at the beginning of the year, lists items to be purchased. There may be additional materials costs for some senior subjects with a major work component. Some sports electives also attract a small fee. Additional costs may include bus fares, excursions, visiting speakers and performances, where agreed.
CAMPS AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION FEES
Camps, Outdoor Education and excursions are an integral and compulsory part of Shearwater’s learning program from Kindergarten to Year 12. All camp costs are included in Tuition Fees. However, some classes may attend specific cultural, academic or targeted excursions and, in most cases, these costs are not covered.
SHEARWATER MUSIC PROGRAM FEES
Music is an integral and important part of Shearwater’s curriculum and is compulsory in Classes 3 to 6. Tuition Fees cover the cost of a recorder in Classes 1 and 3 and music instruction in Classes 1 and 2. From Class 3 to 6, weekly instruction, via shared lessons and ensembles, is included in the fees. Students are expected to purchase their own cello or violin for these lessons. Private lessons can be arranged independently with the music tutor. These are held outside daily class lessons and paid directly to the tutor.
OTHER LEVIES AND CHARGES
Application Fee (upon application) Incl GST/Non-refundable $110 Preschool to 12
Enrolment Fee (upon offer of a place) Non-refundable $25 Playgroup
$500 First child (K to 12)
$100 Subsequent children (K to 12)
Accident Insurance Cover
$20 per child per annum or part thereof (incl GST) Details of cover and claim forms are available from the School.
Annual Building Maintenance Levy
$350 per family towards the maintenance and upkeep of the School buildings, grounds, play and sporting facilities.
TVET Course Levy
Cost to be confirmed prior to acceptance. A 50 per cent subsidy (maximum $1,500) is provided. The cost difference of the TVET course is payable upon enrolling in the course. These specific cost details are to be determined with the Head of Faculty prior to course enrolment, as per the Senior School Handbook.
Distance Education Courses
Cost to be confirmed prior to acceptance. Fifty per cent of the course cost payable upon course enrolment and refundable upon completion of course, as per the Senior School Handbook.