Procedure and Fees
Pacific Lutheran College offers its program of quality Christian education to all applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or ability provided that:
- through enrolment procedures, parents seeking enrolment for their child/children support the stated objectives of the College.
- adequate space and resources are available and the College is able to maintain an appropriate gender and ability balance in each year level.
The Order of Preference for enrolment is as set down by the College Council and shall be applied by the Principal.
Age of Commencement
Children generally enter Pacific in Prep, Year 6 or Year 7.
It is our firm belief, based on experience and educational research, that general readiness and maturity are significant factors for children who are beginning schooling. Therefore, children entering Prep should turn five years of age by the 1st of July in their year of entry.
An Application for Admission form is completed and submitted to the College with a $50.00 admission fee, to cover processing costs. An interview with the Principal is required as part of the enrolment process.
On acceptance of enrolment, a non-refundable student confirmation fee of $500.00 is payable within 14 days of the offer of a place.
Note: If a student is to leave the College, parents agree to give written notice to the College no later than the first day of the term at the end of which the student intends to leave (if the student intends to leave part way through a term, notice must be given no later than the first day of the immediately preceding term). If parents fail to comply, a term's fees in lieu of notice will be charged. Students who leave the College part way through a term shall not be entitled to any pro-rata refund of fees for that term.
Pacific Lutheran College receives recurrent grants from both State and Commonwealth Governments. In addition to this government funding, tuition fees are charged to enable the College to meet all the costs of running and developing a new well equipped and properly staffed College.
The College Council has adopted a bundle approach to fee setting, which means that with the exception of the building, resource and technology levies all compulsory costs are included in the tuition fee. The only extra costs will be uniform, workbooks and voluntary activities. For example school camps, excursions, bus travel and entry fees are some of the items included in Pacific’s fees that may be charged to families at other schools on an ongoing basis. Setting fees in this way enables families to plan ahead.
From 2018, the family discount structure will be as follows:
Where there are two (2) or more children from the one (1) family currently attending the College the following discounts will apply to Tuition Fees only:
- Second child - 5% off Tuition Fees;
- Third child - 20% off Tuition Fees;
- Fourth child - 50% off Tuition Fees;
- Fifth and each additional child - 100% off Tuition Fees.
The discounts are applied to the youngest children in the family and will cease to apply once the number of children currently attending the College is less than two (2). The family discount does not apply to any other fees and charges.
Click here to download the 2019 Fee Schedule.