Financial Contributions & Attendance Dues

2023 Fees


Attendance Dues & Financial Contributions Total
Per Term
Year 7-8
Year 9-13

(Based on payments starting 21st January 2023-16th December
2023-48 weeks)

2023 Attendance Dues

Compulsory Attendance Dues

Parent and Caregiver Responsibilities


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


Attendance Dues are collected on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, Marcellin College Ltd. 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.

Under the Act, Attendance Dues are used for servicing and repaying loans to develop new building projects in the proprietors’ schools as well as paying for building insurance and compliance costs, collection, and administration.


At the time you enrol your child at a Catholic School, you are required to sign an agreement stating that you accept that you will pay the Attendance Dues and that you understand that payment of the Attendance Dues is a condition of enrolment and the continuing attendance of students at the school. Attendance Dues are not a donation, and they are not tax deductible.

Payment of Attendance Dues should be made in full at the beginning of the academic year or, in agreement with the school, by instalment (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per term) during the academic year. The Attendance Dues cannot be paid in full at the end of each academic year.


Failure to pay the Attendance Dues may put your child’s place at the school at risk.


Overdue accounts may be referred to a debt collection agency by the Proprietor.

The agreement is legally enforceable and the person who signed the agreement remains legally liable for payment of the Attendance Dues. Responsibility for payment of Attendance Dues may be transferred to another Parent/Caregiver provided that the new Parent/Caregiver first signs a novation agreement accepting responsibility for payment of Attendance Dues, on terms acceptable to the school and the Proprietor.


Any civil agreements between parents/caregivers do not take precedence over the signed legal agreement.


The agreement may not be varied or terminated by the Parent/Caregiver without the prior written consent of the Proprietor.


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.

2023 Contributions for Year 7-13 are $580 per student

Below outlines what the contributions consist of:

Board of Trustees General Purpose Contribution-$430.00

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-$100.00

This 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. 

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: 

Financial assistance is available to assist families who may need financial support with the payment of Attendance Dues for preference students attending both primary and secondary Catholic schools in Auckland Diocese.

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

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

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