This policy was revised by the Marymount Schools Advisory Council in June 2003 and is effective from January 2004.
We, the schools of the Marymount complex, are committed to providing a Catholic education to all Catholic children whose parent/s or guardian/s desire it. We are also aware that some parent/s or guardian/s experience financial hardship. In spite of this, we will always endeavour to ensure that no Parish student will be denied a place at our schools because parents are genuinely unable to pay full fees.
We have in place a system of fees concession which is available on application to any parent/s or guardian/s of a Catholic student. These fees concessions are determined on the basis of a just and equitable formula reflecting financial hardship. Any fee reduction is looked at in terms of the financial situation, encompassing both income and assets, of the family concerned, their responsibility to full-fee paying parent/s or guardian/s and the efforts they make to meet their commitments.
The acceptance by parent/s or guardian/s of a position at one of our schools for a non-Catholic student assumes the ability to pay full fees.
As stated at the outset, the reason for formalising these procedures is to ensure justice and equity to all. I am sure that parent/s or guardian/s will appreciate the necessity for this and will support the efforts being made to provide resources for every one of our students.