College Fees for 2021

Creek Street Christian College welcomes new enrolments for families interested in a Christian Education for their children. It is Creek Street Christian College’s policy to set its fees at a level that is affordable to most families within our community. The fees charged to families enable the College to provide resources and quality staff to deliver the excellent level of education Creek Street Christian College is known for and to help students discover all God made them to be.  Our academic programs are reinforced by our support program and provide excellent value to families wanting to provide the best education for their children.      

Our compulsory fees include a Tuition Fee and a single Year Level Levy which is set by the College Council each year. Other Colleges elect to charge multiple levies for different things throughout the year in addition to the Tuition Fees and it can be hard for parents to determine an overall cost for that year and compare costs when evaluating the best College for their family situation. We believe that setting a single Year Level Levy allows families to understand their financial commitment upfront and avoids confusion and financial strain throughout the year from unexpected charges by the College.       

The single Year Level Levy includes contributions towards class sets of educational materials, consumables, equipment, technology, digital textbooks, online subscriptions, incursions, excursions and camps that are relevant to that year level. This enables students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities without the embarrassment of not participating if parents can’t afford for their child to participate. In Secondary year levels, this also enables students to choose electives without an additional financial commitment swaying their choice of subjects.          

Various discounts are available to parents including sibling discounts, health care card and ministers discounts.  Further information on these discounts are included below and in our 2021 Fee Information Sheet.  

Year level

  Annual                      Tuition Fee

+

Annual Year  Level Levy

=

 Total  Annual Fees

Total Annual Fees Paid Fortnightly

Early Learning Centre

Pre Kinder (3 YO) ~

$1,760

+    

$200

=

$1,960

$75

Kinder (4 YO) ~

$1,160

+

$0

=

$1,160

$44

Primary Year Levels

       Prep

$2,900

+

$475

=

$3,375

$130

       Year 1

$3,100

+

$475

=

$3,575

$137

       Year 2

$3,100

+

$500

=

$3,600

$138

       Year 3 *

$3,100

+

*$800

=

$3,900

$150

       Year 4 *

$3,100

+

*$800

=

$3,900

$150

       Year 5

$3,100

+

$550

=

$3,650

$140

       Year 6 ^

$3,100

+

^$650

=

$3,750

$144

Secondary Year Levels

      Year 7 *^

$3,475

+

*^$1455

=

$4,930

$189

      Year 8 *

$3,475

+

 * $1,355

=

$4,830

$185

      Year 9

$3,625

+

$1,005

=

$4,630

$178

      Year 10 #

$3,625

+

$1,005

=

$4,630

$178

      Year 11

$3,775

+

$1,300

=

$5,075

$195

*  See information above on camps.  ^  See information above on camps. 

# VCE Subjects – Students electing to study Units 1 & 2 of a VCE subject in Year 10 will incur an additional $600 fee as indicated in the Electives Booklet. 

~ 4YO Kinder – Tuition fee is for 3 additional hours over and above the 15 hour Free Kinder program funded by the State Government.  

~ 3YO Kinder – The State Government is providing some funding for 3YO kinder programs that are usually unfunded in 2021.  Any funding received by the College will be applied to reduce the fees payable by parents.  At this stage the level of funding has not been confirmed but indications are this could be around $1,280 for the year. 

Camps      

Creek Street Christian College’s camps program operates on a two year cycle.  The year levels indicated by an * asterix in the Fee Table below go on a major camp during this year which represents a portion of that year levels levy. Other year levels will have smaller camp/s this year and attend a major camp in the following year.   There are no other additional charges for camps or excursions at the time students go on the camp. 

^ The Year 5/6 Urban camp was not able to proceed in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore, in 2021 Years 6 & 7 will incur an additional $100 to cover the cost of an additional day excursion to Melbourne to include an urban experience that otherwise would have been part of the Year 5/6 camp.  

Sibling discounts

The sibling discount will be applied to tuition fees only.  The oldest child is the first child in the family.   

For students in Year Prep to Year 10

  • Second child in family                                 $400 per year or $100 per term
  • Third child in family                                    $860 per year or $215 per term
  • Fourth & subsequent child in family        No Tuition Fee – only Year Level Levy payable

For students in Kinder Program

  • Pre-Kinder                                  $60 per year or $15 per term
  • Kinder                                       $100 per year or $25 per term

If the fourth or subsequent child of a family is in Kinder, then No Tuition fees for Kinder will apply.  

Financial Hardship

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please apply for fee assistance by completing the ‘Application for fee assistance’ form available from the Finance Manager or Business Manager.  The amount of financial assistance offered, will be based upon the demonstrated need for assistance, the College’s financial hardship policy guidelines and amount of funds available for financial hardship applications.

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