Here you will find the answers to the questions we get asked the most about enrolling at our School.

If you require more information or can’t find the answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What are the School tuition fees?

Catholic schools are typically seen as great value for money, providing high-quality education supported by quality facilities and learning environments. It is the policy of the Catholic Schools Office that financial hardship should not prevent any child from attending a Catholic school and no child will be denied a Catholic education because of a family’s genuine inability to pay the required school fees. Any family experiencing financial difficulties is entitled to fee assistance, your local school Principal will be able to discuss this with you.

Together with parents, clergy and school staff, San Clemente is committed to offering the children in the Maitland-Newcastle region access to schools in which their faith can be nurtured in outstanding learning environments. We seek to assist young people to realise their full potential, taking into account their unique spiritual, intellectual, physical and social needs.

The greater part of diocesan schools’ funding comes from State and Commonwealth government grants, but the commitment and continuing financial contribution of parents and parish communities is still essential to fill the gap between the funds provided by government and the actual cost of running our schools. School fees are comprised of three components – Diocesan tuition fees, individual school resource and service fees and Diocesan Family School Building Levy (DFSBL).

Diocesan Tuition Fees 2024

All information can be found here on the CSO website.

San Clemente School Resource and Service Fees.

Resource costs are set by the Principal in consultation with staff, parents, Parish Priests and the CSO. This single consolidated fee is used to pay for school resources such as texts, school supplies, exercise books, subject levies, technology and amenities. Depending on subject selection, students will also be charged a curriculum resource cost for the electives they choose from Year 9. Excursions and Incursions are also an additional expense and must be paid prior to the date of the activity.

How can I make a fee payment?

The preferred method of payment is via BPAY or direct debit. Please contact the Finance officer to discuss payment options.

Statements are sent out at the start of each month beginning March. Fees can be paid Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly or Annually. Fees paid Annually are due for payment by 30 June of that year. Fees paid using the other payment options are due for payment in full by 30 November.

Where can I purchase the school uniform?

San Clemente takes pride in their students wearing the School uniform in a proud and tidy manner which represents the school to the highest standard. Wearing the correct uniform well is an expectation of the school. Minimum expected standards of grooming and uniform are set for students safety, the enhancement of their appearance and the avoidance of excessive display.

As a parent, you can assist in this by ensuring that your child has all the required uniform pieces, ensuring that shirts have room to allow for the comfortable buttoning of top buttons, tucking in of shirts and by replacing lost uniform items as needed.

All items of school uniform are available from the uniform shop only. Uniforms need to be ordered as stocks of uniforms are not readily available and may take up to 6 weeks for delivery.

The San Clemente High School uniform is supplied by Alinta. For your convenience,

Shop Address

78 Havelock St, Mayfield NSW 2304


Tuesday 8am – 11am

Wednesday 8am – 10am

To book a fitting or place an order online, please visit the Alinta website or contact Alinta below:



P | 0432 096 168

W I Alinta (alintaapparel.com.au)

What options are available for travelling to the school?

Bus Routes

San Clemente High School welcomes many students from the North Region of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. This is quite a large area and is well serviced by the following Bus Companies that provide student transport within the area:

Newcastle Buses

Port Stephens Coaches

Hunter Valley Buses


The link to the Travel site for students to apply for a concession on their Opal card for travel on buses is here