School & Camp Fees

2023 School Fees (excluding camp fees)

The below fee schedule applies to each student enrolled at Silkwood School, including Distance Education students.

Year Level Annual Fee per Student
Junior School (Prep - Year 1)
Primary School (Year 2 - 5)
Middle School (Year 6 - 9)
Senior School (Year 10 - 12)
Distance Education QLD residents (Year 4 - 12)
Distance Education NON-QLD residents (Year 4 - 12)
Capital Levy

In addition to annual school fees is the Capital Levy. This is an annual levy, paid per year, per family to cover ongoing costs of the school site and facilities development.

Capital Levy Paid
Per year, per family
Sibling Discount

Families with more than one child attending Silkwood School qualify for a sibling discount. The discount applies to any younger sibling attending the school.

Sibling Discount Paid
Per child, per year
Enrolment Bond (paid per family at time of enrolment placement)

At the time of placement acceptance, new families are required to pay a one-off enrolment bond of $800 per family to secure their child’s enrolment.

Sibling Bond (refundable)

A refundable bond of $400 per sibling is required when joining Silkwood at a later date. This bond is credited back to the family's school fee account upon enrolment commencement.

Personalised Learning Costs  

Annual School Fees cover our Exploring Learning Program, which includes all courses required for the attainment of QCE in Years 11-12 and the delivery of the Australian Curriculum requirements. Costs that arise in developing a student’s personal project or personalised learning pathway that sit outside these programs are a family’s responsibility. 

These costs may include: 

  • a course or other activity provided by an external supplier;
  • an external exam or assessment that incurs additional costs;
  • specialised materials or resources;
  • transport to and from a mentor, training or learning opportunity.

The school does not make financial decisions arising from personal projects on behalf of families. The decisions and payment arrangements for these costs are left with the family.  

Music Extension Fees  

The School offers instrumental and choir programs as an extension to our Discovery Learning Program. Below are the fees for this program per student. Enrolment in these programs is for an entire year. If a student withdraws, the full-year charges remain.  

Year 3 students require a stringed instrument for the Year 3 Strings Program. An instrument hire fee of $100 (annual) is included in the Year 3 Strings Program fee below. This $100 fee will be refunded to families who own their instruments.

If you wish to hire an instrument or enrol your child in the music extension program, contact our Music Co-Ordinator Melanie Creamer

Music Program Fee Period Fee
Year 3 Strings Program
All Year 3 students participate in the Year 3 Strings program as part of their learning program
Music - Senior and Intermediate Orchestra (Including Uniform Hire and excursions)
No Charge
Music - Vocal Ensemble (Including Uniform Hire and excursions)
No Charge
Hummingbird Choir (Year 4-6)
No Charge
Junior Choir (Year 1-3)
No Charge
Woodwind Program per student
Instrument Hire

*Year 3 Strings Program: $100 instrument hire included in the fee above. Refundable if students have their own stringed instrument ie. violin, viola, cello or bass.

**Woodwind Program: Fee excludes instrument hire. An additional hire fee of $100 will be charged if an instrument hire is needed.

Paying Your School Fees

To support our school community, Silkwood provides multiple options for families to pay their annual school fees.

Payment Options Method
Option 1: One-off annual payment (A discount of $350 per student applies to this option
Pay the total School Fee Account by 31st Jan 2023 Payment options are Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), BPAY or Credit Card.
Option 2: Edstart Pay & Edstart Extend
Silkwood School has partnered with a specialist provider Edstart, making it easier to manage your school fee payments. This new payment option will allow you to flexibly spread your fees into weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

Please direct your school fee account enquires to your Head of School or:

Click below to learn more about your Edstart fee payment options.

*School fees are reviewed before the end of each school year and attract an increase of 5% every year.

School Camp Fees

Silkwood’s School Camp Program offers unique student growth opportunities and is part of The Silkwood Way Discovery Learning Program. For this reason, camps are not optional unless a student has a verified medical reason. If you are concerned about your child’s attendance at camp, please meet with your Advisor before the start of the school year.  

Camp fees are adjusted yearly to reflect changes to costs from providers. They are published separately to school fees each year. See Terms of Payment below for details about refunds for school camps.

*School Camp fees are reviewed before the end of every year and will adjust to account for provider pricing & availability.

School Fee Payment Terms and Conditions

 Terms of Payment 

  • Edstart terms and conditions are applicable to those families utilising this payment option. Access FAQs here.
  • A full term’s written notice is required for changes to a student’s enrolment or attendance. Failure to give a term’s notice will result in a full term’s fees being billed.
  • Should a child be expelled or suspended from school, the current term’s fees remain payable. 
  • We offer no refund for non-participation in camps, except in cases where a family has applied and been approved for a medical exemption (this also applies to exiting students). Exemptions must be arranged at the start of the school year to be considered, as camp fees are calculated based on program provider fees for the entire cohort. Payments are made to providers well in advance of scheduled camp dates to secure arrangements. 
Having Difficulty Paying?

Please let us know if you are having difficulty paying your school fees. We are here to help.  

Please reach out to:

We have a range of Financial Assistance Bursaries available for our families who have been enrolled in Silkwood for 6 months or more, and whose fees are overdue by less than three months.    

Co-curricular Fees
Co-curricular Fees

Silkwood School provides a range of optional after-school and co-curricular activities for students, which are charged separately in addition to our Annual School fees. 

The activities include:

  • Woodwind Program
  • Instrument Hire

Our after-school activities program provides a selection of paid and free optional activities, which can include:

  •  Gecko Sports
  •  Piano & guitar lessons
  •  Taekwondo
  •  STEMgineers

Want to know how to enrol?