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Financial Contributions & Attendance Dues

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF AUCKLAND

Compulsory Attendance Dues Charges – Parent and Caregiver Responsibilities

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 and a condition of enrolment. Attendance Dues are charged for all students who attend Catholic Schools in New Zealand.

Attendance Dues are collected by your school on behalf of the school’s Proprietor. The Attendance Dues are forwarded to Auckland Common Fund Limited, a company established by the proprietors of Catholic Integrated Schools in the Diocese of Auckland responsible for the collection of Attendance Dues.

  • At the time you enrol your child at a Catholic School, you are required to sign an agreement which states you accept that you will pay the Attendance Dues and that you understand that payment is a condition of enrolment.
  • Payments can be made, in full at the beginning of the year or by instalment (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per term)
  • They can not be paid in full at the end of each year.
  • Financial Assistance with Attendance Dues is available to families of Preference Students in cases of genuine financial difficulties. Part of the criteria for receiving this assistance is that regular payments have been made at an affordable level.
  • Overdue accounts may be referred to a Debt Collection Agency by the Proprietor.
  • Failure to pay the Attendance Dues may put your child’s place at the school at risk.
  • The agreement is legally enforceable and the person who signs the agreement remains legally liable for payment.
  • Responsibility for payment cannot be transferred to another person, unless they sign a new agreement accepting responsibility for payment.
  • Any civil agreements between parents do not take precedence over the legal agreement signed at the time of enrolment.

Attendance Dues

Years 7 and 8         $468 per year    ($117.00 per term) 
Years 9 to 13          $916 per year    ($229.00 per term)

Attendance Dues 2022

 

 

2022 Contributions for Year 7-13 are $580 per student

Below outlines what the contributions consist of:

Board of Trustees General Purpose Contribution-$451.20

This contribution to the Board of Trustees is used to benefit all students in and outside the classroom. The funds are used for developing religious, educational, cultural, sporting opportunities, as well as the provision of other equipment and activities as approved by the Board of Trustees.

Proprietor  Contribution-$28.80

A percentage of 6% of the BOT General Purpose Contribution received is sent directly to the Proprietor for costs such as building upgrades.

Catholic Special Character Contribution-$50

The contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided by the Catholic Education Services Board. It is vitally important to fund the preservation and enhancement of Catholic Special Character of the school.

ICT Upgrade Fund Contribution-$50

The ICT contribution is used to fund extra resources for our students such as chromebooks, computer labs and various online resources essential for students for example Mathletics, Religious Education, Reading Eggs subscription.

 

Attendance Dues & Financial Contributions Total

Weekly(48)

Fortnightly(24)

Monthly(12)

Per Term

Year 7-8

$1048

$21.80

$43.70

$87.35

$262.00

Year 9-13

$1496

$31.20

$62.40

$124.70

$374.00

(Based on payments starting 21st January 2022-16th December 2022-48 weeks)

 

All contributions qualify for a tax rebate and a tax donation receipt will be issued automatically in April by email or post.

Financial Assistance for Attendance Dues: 

All parents and caregivers with children at Catholic integrated schools are required to pay their Attendance Dues. Financial Assistance with Attendance Dues is available for families of preference students experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the Accounts Manager-Tiffany O’Brien or School Principal-Dean Wearmouth if you wish to apply for assistance.

Assistance is not available for non-preference students at Marcellin College.

Families facing financial difficulties can contact their school office, their Parish Priest or the Revenue Manager on 09-360-3069 at the Catholic Diocese of Auckland for further information. 

Application forms for this assistance are available from school and parish offices, or can be down-loaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website:

https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/acfl-attendance-dues-financial-assistance/

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