The Parish Schools Office (PSO) is the administrative body responsible for the centralised fee billing for the catholic schools within the Tweed Heads and Kingscliff Parishes.
This centralised system provides fee assistance, where appropriate, under the Fee Assistance Scheme (FAS) and various payment options outlined in the School Fee Agreement supportive role relieves the principals and schools of the billing, monitoring and collection of school fees, which are administered through the Parish Schools Office.
To maintain our excellent schools and to provide resources and ancillary staff, school fees are an unavoidable necessity. Government funding only covers the salaries of teaching staff, according to formulae based on student populations and profiles at each school. All other operating expenses including maintenance of grounds, teaching aids, resources and technology, salaries for office and grounds staff, insurance, capital equipment and additional teacher funding are all paid from school fee revenue.
All families are required to pay school fees. The schools run on a very tight budget, it is important that school fees are paid in a timely manner. It is also important to commit to a payment method and to communicate with the Parish Operations Manager, (at the Parish Office) if financial concerns arise, or if an extension or special arrangement is needed. More details about payment methods as well as terms and conditions of enrolment are outlined in the Letter to Parents 2017 fees.
Accounts are emailed to families at the commencement of the school year and each subsequent term. All accounts must be finalised by due dates unless an arrangement is in place. Parents or guardians are always welcome to call and discuss any issues relating to their account.
Location & Operating Hours
PSO administrative staff work in St. Joseph’s Parish Administration Office, which is located at 11-13 Frances Street Tweed Heads and is open between the hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Fridays. The office is closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Families with any queries or concerns are always welcome to call and discuss any issues relating to their account.