School & Camp Fees

2024 School Fees (excluding camp fees)

The fee schedule below 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)

2024 School Adventure Camp Program

At the core of The Silkwood Way is our Discovery Learning Program, and our camp program plays a pivotal role in this educational journey. These camps are not just about fun and adventure; they are meticulously designed to foster character development and self-awareness in our students through engaging, adventure-based learning experiences. Each camp is thoughtfully tailored to match the developmental stages and interests of different age groups, from Year 2 to Year 12.

For the upcoming 2024 Camp Program, we have embraced the spirit of exploration and discovery. Our team has worked diligently to craft a series of adventures that align perfectly with The Silkwood Way, ensuring each camp provides enriching experiences relevant to the unique needs of each age group. We are committed to offering a diverse range of activities that challenge, excite, and inspire our students.

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.  

Extension Music Program 

The School offers instrumental and choir programs as an extension of 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 2024 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 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 approximately 5% every year.

School Camp Fees

Silkwood’s School Camp Program is a formal part of our Learning Program that offers unique student growth opportunities. 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 contact the school office 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 the 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 and/or the loss of the enrolment bond.
  • Should a child be expelled or suspended from school, the current term’s fees remain payable. 

School Camp Payment Terms 

  • Camps are a formal part of our learning program; therefore, attendance is compulsory as per our student attendance policy.
  • If a medical or psychological professional certifies that a student is medically unfit to attend camp (written confirmation required), the Head of School may approve the student's withdrawal from this part of the learning program. As camp bookings are made a year in advance, we may be able to provide a partial refund, depending on the expenses the school can recover. If costs are non-recoverable, a refund will not be possible. Please contact the administration team for more information on how to withdraw your child from the school camp program. 
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 our administration team for more information:

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?