St Francis Xavier School is part of the Brisbane Catholic Education System. The system supports each school in the archdiocese in a variety of ways. One of the most significant is related to staffing. Teaching and support staff are located within our schools, based at supporting schools or at our Catholic Education Centre. Government grants subsidise staffing costs in part. The balance comes from school fees, school levies and school fundraising.
DIRECT DEBITWhen paying by direct debit, parents can nominate any day of the month for payment and for it to be debited fortnightly, monthly or quarterly. This option can be either from your bank account or credit card account.
Online School Fees Payment
For beginning of year arrangements, the completed direct debit form needs to be returned to the office no later than 1 st February to ensure payment is effected on or before the due date. For arrangements other than at the commencement of the year, the form must be signed and forwarded to the office at least seven working days prior to the date of debit.
Direct Debit Information Form
Direct Debit Form
Credit Card Debit Form
Cash payments should be made in person to the Financial Assistant at the school office between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00pm each week. A receipt will be issued as soon as possible.
Please do not put your children at risk by expecting them to lodge cash payments.
Fees can be paid with the Qkr App using your 10 digit reference number found on your fee statement. This number begins with 223.
EFTPOS or CREDIT CARDThe school accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, Bankcard and most Bank debit cards. Please make such payments either in person to the Financial Assistant (any week day between 8:00am and 4:00pm ) or via the authority on the invoice.
A payment option that helps pay your bills on time
Automatic deduction of Child Care Benefits of the agreed school fee amount.
Centrepay Deduction Authority.pdf
Accounts in ArrearsAccounts are due and payable 7 days after issue of invoice. If for any reason the account cannot be settled by the due date, it is essential to contact the Administration Officer, Mr Stephen Clark to apply for fee support or contact the Principal.
In the case of non-payment by the due date and where an extension or variation has not been approved, the account is considered to be in arrears. The alternative collection process, which may result in referral to the commercial collection agency and/or legal action to recover debt, is instigated at this point. The family concerned will be liable for all debt recovery costs.
Other costsEach family will be liable for all costs incurred for dishonoured cheques and/or bank debits and debt recovery costs associated with its school fees account.
Fee SupportApplications for fee support from families experiencing financial hardship will be considered.
To apply for fee support, please contact the Financial Assistant, for an application form. Any decision to grant support is made on the family’s assessed capacity to pay, based on the financial information supplied and nationally recognised income scales and the involvement of family members in the life of the school and parish communities. The granting of fee support arrangements is conditional on the family agreeing to the direct debit method of school fee payment.
Refunds PolicyRefunds of fees and charges are not applicable for pupil absences or non-participation in school curriculum activities other than in exceptional circumstances. In cases of prolonged absence eg temporary transfer or overseas trip, payment of fees is to be maintained for continued enrolment. Alternatively, re-enrolment would be subject to vacancies and any new and existing conditions and requirements.