Tuition Information


2018 Tuition Fees

Funding for St John’s Lutheran School is derived from three main sources: the Commonwealth Government, the State Government and Tuition Fees. The government funding given to independent schools is considerably less than that given to state schools – therefore the charging of tuition fees is necessary.

School Council aims to keep tuition fees to a minimum without sacrificing quality, and to make an education at our School accessible to anyone who desires it. This is only possible if all families meet their commitment. However, Christian love and understanding is always used in cases where difficult circumstances arise and alternative arrangements for payment can be considered.

A non-refundable application fee of $100 per student shall be payable on the lodgement of School enrolment forms. This fee is to cover administration costs and is not deductible from future tuition fees. It does not guarantee a position at the School.

A voluntary building fund contribution of $50 per student per term is fully tax-deductible.

An enrolment deposit of $500 will be required for any student when accepting a position offered at the School. This amount is non-refundable should the position be declined at a later stage. This fee will be deducted from the first term tuition fee account for students attending the School.

2018 Tuition Fees

Books & Supplies

Each year parents are required to purchase their children’s book and stationery supplies through a local book supplier. Students in Years Prep to 2 also receive stationery supplies which are distributed by the Classroom teacher. This enables teachers to plan class programs knowing that all students have the necessary items of similar format. Costs for the Prep – Year 2 stationery supplies are included in the Booklist order.

Camps & Excursions

Camps and excursions costs are now included as part of the fee structure. The cost of the swimming program are invoiced separately to parents.


All students are required to wear the appropriate St John’s Lutheran School uniform to school each day and for excursions, sporting activities and functions. The wearing of the uniform is mandatory and it is expected that all students comply with the dress code at all times. In Terms 1 and 4, we adhere to a SunSmart policy, and school hats are compulsory for all students when involved in outdoor activities. A sports uniform is required for all Physical Education and sporting activities.

Uniforms are available through:

Bellarine Uniforms
162 Moorabool Street
Geelong – Phone 5221 9199

Second Hand Uniforms can be purchased at :
Second Hand School Specialists
21b Fairlie Street, Hamlyn Heights – Phone 0400 350 652

Full uniform lists are provided to parents.