Tailored solutions for your school

Providing you with the highest level of service, banking and financial facilities from our metro and regionally based teams. Our bankers are trained, accredited and offer a relationship-management approach to banking based on trust, respect, knowledge and openness.

  • Specialist bankers

    Our specialist and local Independent School Bankers live and breathe their communities. Enjoy convenient access to our teams, the largest bank branch network in Australia, as well as 24/7 support with our Australian-based business service centre.

  • eCommerce solutions

    Our eCommerce solutions can support your school in driving payment growth, as well as delivering greater time and cost efficiencies. Services include:

  • Designed for you

    We’ll work with you to design a solution to drive efficiencies and deliver maximum benefits for your school – with regular reviews to identify changes that may be needed over time.

For your people

We offer a range of existing and bespoke programs and events designed to support your people and your school now and into the future.

Staying on track

Access for your staff and teachers to our popular Workplace Banking program. Featuring special banking and lifestyle offers to help your team reach their financial goals.

Partnerships that count

As a National Partner of The Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA), we're committed to supporting the ongoing development of your Bursars and Business Managers - who are essential to the ongoing financial sustainability of your school. 

For your students

Support for your students as they transform into next-generation learners, as well as tools to engage parents, guardians and caretakers who are a key ingredient in successful educational outcomes.

Financial literacy skills

Our online Beanstalk Program is designed to engage parents, guardians and caretakers in the education process by bringing money to life for young children and teenagers. 

Skills for the future

Your students can access our connections and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), while children and young adults can learn more about internet safety and careers in cyber security through the Schools Cyber Security Challenges.

Staying safe online

ThinkUKnow Australia is an evidence-based education program led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), delivered nationally in partnership with police and industry partners to prevent online child sexual exploitation.

For your community

You need absolute confidence in your banking partner and to know that your bank is supporting the development of strong local communities. 

Staff volunteering

Work with our dedicated volunteering teams and access the expertise of our staff through our staff volunteering program and flexible Pro Bono Services. 

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Supporting Australia's First Peoples

We’re committed to enhancing the financial wellbeing of Australia's First Peoples through programs such as school-based traineeships and full-time traineeships. 

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CommBank Staff Foundation

Through our people’s charity, CommBank Staff Foundation, we remain committed to supporting the wellbeing of the Australian community.

CommBank Staff Foundation

Tools & resources

Our range of bespoke data analytics, economic updates, tools and resources, can support you in making informed decisions for your school and help improve communication with your various audiences.

Damn Good Advice series

The Damn Good Advice series provides support for school councils, board members and treasurers, as well as tips on how you and your teams can stay safe online. Brought to you in partnership with Our Community, download your free guides.

AICD's NFP Governance and Performance Study

The annual AICD NFP Governance and Performance Study, proudly sponsored by CommBank, supports key discussion points for board members and senior executives.

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Cyber safety

Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Explore our extensive range of articles designed to help you stay up to date with cyber-security trends.

Learn more about cyber safety

2022 School Business Manager Award winners

Many congratulations to the winners of the national 2022 CommBank School Business Manager Awards:

  • Clair Applewaite – Business Manager and Board Secretary, Rockhampton Girls Grammar School, Qld
  • Kent Peters – Director of Business, Canberra Grammar School, ACT
  • Kathy Romano – Head of Business Services, Trinity Anglican School, Qld

Redefining leadership in regional education

Kathy Romano was tempted out of retirement by a six-month role as Head of Business Services at Trinity Anglican School. Since then she has enabled a transformation of the school’s finances, operations and student numbers.

Kathy was heavily involved in developing the school’s new business plan and has set the pace for its digital transformation journey. The School Principal, Paul Sjogren, attributes this to “her remarkable leadership and ability to see things through”.

Going above and beyond for the student experience

Leading the school’s operational master plan, Clair Applewaite has ensured upgrades have kept pace with enrolment growth at Rockhampton Girls’ Grammar School (RGGs).

Dedicated to transforming RGGS physically and digitally, Clair’s contribution to the ongoing development of the school facilities and processes has been pivotal, and her leadership is a driving force in the delivery of RGGS’ strategic vision to be the most outstanding regional, prep-12 all-girl day and boarding school in Queensland.

A focus on excellence: The world of education

Kent Peters has had an enormous impact on the building and campus-development program of Canberra Grammar School, and on the effective financial operations to manage the school’s growth.

Bringing an unwavering sense of mission and purpose to his role, Kent describes his mandate in three words, “excellence, not extravagance”. “It is all about excellence in everything – financially, operationally, relationally. And excellence means doing the very best we can with what we have”.

Support & grants

Answer a few simple questions and we’ll help you find grants, rebates and support you may be eligible to claim. 

Wage Subsidies

Get financial incentive to hire eligible participants in ongoing jobs by contributing to the initial costs of hiring a new employee.

VIC Energy Upgrades

Get access to discounts on a wide range of energy-efficent products for businesses to help cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Cyber Security Assessment Tool

Answer a series of questions about your school's practices and understandings around hardware, software, security measures and compliance obligations. A free, tailored report is generated with next-step actions provided in priority order.

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