Courses and Fees

Pal Buddhist School prides itself on developing well-rounded, confident leaders who are independent, creative thinkers with an awareness of their world. We offer students an extensive range of subject choices and a diverse co-curricula program, with a focus on recognising the leader within each student.

YEARS 7 – 10

Pal Buddhist School follows the NSW Board of Studies’ Teaching and Educational Standards guidelines with all students in Years 7-10 covering the required hours of study in the Key Learning Areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Human Society and its Environment

YEARS 9 & 10

In Year 9, students choose two electives and in Year 10, students choose two electives, including:

  • Visual Design
  • Commerce
  • Music
  • Accelerated Chemistry
  • Accelerated Physics
  • Accelerated Biology

YEARS 11 & 12

The subjects offered in Years 11 and 12 vary according to the interests and strengths of each specific cohort of students. All students must study English (either Advanced, Standard or ESL) and then choose courses, which regularly include:

  • Mathematics (all levels)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Modern History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • English and Maths Extension courses
  • Music

And such others which may be feasible from time to time

The Year 11 Preliminary course subjects are prerequisites for the HSC courses in those subjects. Pal Buddhist School advises students to study a minimum of 12 units in Year 11, and 11 or 12 units for the HSC year. In Year 11 and 12, all students also attend weekly Issues and Ethics classes.

Students are provided with alternative paths for subjects they may wish to study which fall outside of those offered. This includes allowing Year 10 students enrolling in an Accelerated Program to complete Preliminary subjects if they meet the academic requirements.

ANNUAL FEES (Local Students)

Year 7 to 8            $2,500 AUD

Year 9 to 10          $2,800 AUD

Year 11 to 12         $3,200 AUD


Education Services Levy $500 AUD

*The Education Services Levy helps to cover costs towards student accident insurance, amenities, classroom-based resources such as science laboratory consumables, science equipment, sports equipment, Wi-Fi, Internet access, reading materials, paints and printing and photocopying services. 


Enrolment Application Fee $100 AUD

School Uniform (approx) $350-$500 AUD


All students are required to purchase an approved tablet* device, for the purpose of learning within our 4D Paperless Classroom system. The tablet will replace all stationary, exercise books, textbooks, novels and other resources that are usually required as additional cost.

*The recommended approved device is the Microsoft Surface Pro, including the stylus and keyboard, running on the Windows 10 Pro operating system. For alternate approved models or brands, please contact our school administration staff. 


Siblings discounts are available on annual tuition fees when more than one child from the same immediate family are concurrently attending the school.

First child         0% discount

Second child    20% discount

Third child       40% discount

Fourth child     60% discount

Fifth child         FREE

A yearly discount of 8% is applied when families settle a child’s annual tuition fees in one payment before the due date.



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