Byallawa Scheme Image

School Fee Co-Contribution Scheme

BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to help them afford a quality, Catholic education.

Making Catholic Education more affordable

In the spirit of the gospel message of love and welcome, the Parramatta Diocese supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in local Catholic schools. We recognise that for some families, school costs can be difficult to cover and it is our promise that no student will be refused enrolment or be disadvantaged for financial reasons.

How does the Byallawa scheme work?

You make the contribution you can afford to pay towards school costs (including tuition fees, the school building levy, school resource fees, subject fees, other levies, excursion fees, etc) and the school will cover the rest. If required, the school may also assist with the provision of a school uniform.

Who is eligible for the Byallawa scheme?

Families from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds who receive Centrelink financial support and/or are holding a NSW Health Care Card are eligible to apply for the scheme.

Apply for the Byallawa scheme

Read the Byallawa Brochurefor full details
Complete an
expression of interest form


Contact Us

You can contact Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta by email or phone on (02) 9840 5600 weekdays between 8am and 5pm.

Enquiry: *
Your name here: *
Your email here: *
Your message: *
RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
Toolbar's wrapper  
Content area wrapper
RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.

Contact Us

  • You can contact Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta by email or phone on (02) 9840 5600 weekdays between 8am and 5pm.

  •  Send us an email
Hidden UpdatePanel, which is used to help with saving state when minimizing, moving and closing docks. This way the docks state is saved faster (no need to update the docking zones).