Financial Contributions 2018

As part of being a member of a Catholic School Community, there is a financial commitment required from families to ensure the provision of an excellent Catholic education in a well cared for environment.

Full Year Fees – Eldest and Only Child 

Type Per Term Per Year
General Purpose Contribution $247.50 $990.00
Attendance Dues $107.50 $430.00
Special Catholic Character $  12.50 $  50.00
Voluntary Building Fund per term (charged to Eldest and Only child) $105.00 $420.00
Totals  $472.50 $1890.00

Full Year Fees – Siblings 

Type  Per Term Per Year
General Purpose Contribution $247.50 $990.00
Attendance Dues $107.50 $430.00
Special Catholic Character $  12.50 $  50.00
Totals  $367.50 $1470.00

School Attendance Dues Financial Assistance

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

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

Application forms for the Hardship Scheme are available from school and parish offices, or can be down-loaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website: www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/catholic-schools/

(go to Catholic Schools in Auckland / Attendance Dues and Special Character Contributions)

General Purpose 

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 and a condition of enrolment at St Michael’s Catholic School.  Attendance Dues are charged for all students who attend Catholic Schools in New Zealand.

Attendance Dues are used to repay loans for building works done at schools in the Auckland Diocese, property related costs including school building works, buildings insurance and costs directly associated with the administration of attendance dues.

Attendance Dues are collected by St Michael’s Catholic School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by St Michael’s Catholic School 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.

Catholic Schools Office

The $107.50 attendance dues paid to the Catholic Schools Office is for the repayment of building loans on the Catholic Schools in the Auckland Diocese, the general upgrade and insurance of school buildings and administration of the CSO.

The $12.50 Special Character contribution is used for religious teaching co-ordination in schools.  This is a voluntary donation.

This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to our school by the Catholic Education Services Board.

No contributions are made by the Government for these services.

The Catholic Education Services Board assists schools to provide a Catholic education for your child through the preservation and enhancement of the Catholic Special Character in our schools.

Payment

Yearly accounts are posted to every family in Term 1. Financial contributions may be paid per term, or for the full year by credit card, cheque or by automatic payment spread over 11 months.