2020 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. Click here to download 2020 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 1 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 1 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.
We are proud of our uniform, and when correctly worn it presents a positive image of our College and our students. Uniform must be clean at all times, neat and in good repair, and named. Full uniform must be correctly worn at all times, including while travelling to and from school. Although the blazer may be removed during the school day it must be worn on all formal outings, opening and closing chapels and formal assemblies. In cooler weather students may wear other clothing under their uniform as long as the clothing does not show.
As of 2019, the College uniform will be in a transition phase to a new ‘wardrobe’ of uniform which will be part of our shared identity with St John’s Newtown. Both schools will wear the same uniform. New families to Geelong Lutheran College Armstrong Creek and St John’s Newtown are to purchase new uniform items. Existing families are encouraged to replace items from the new range.
Transition to the new uniform is expected to be completed by day 1 of Term 1, 2021.
New uniform is to be purchased from the College’s official uniform supplier, Bellarine Uniforms.
Bellarine Uniforms 162 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220 [Phone: 5221-9199]
Second Hand School Specialists 21B Fairlie St, Hamlyn Heights 3215
Phone: Sharon Wilmot 0400 350652
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays : 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturdays (1st and 3rd of each month): 9am – 11.00am
Closed public holidays , Easter and Christmas
Out of hours appointments can be made
Sustainable School Shop
The College has purchased membership to enable free access for parents of both Armstrong Creek and St John’s Newtown parents.
Second hand uniform and books are advertised on this site – www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au
Full Uniform details can be found in the College Handbook and Diary