Attendance Dues and Financial Contributions 2023

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.

2023 Full Year Fees – All students 

Type Per Term Per Year
Attendance Dues $122.00 $   488.00
Special Catholic Character $12.50 $     50.00
General Purpose Contribution $257.50 $1,030.00
Totals  $392.00 $1,568.00

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 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 approved by the Minister of Education under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020.

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 Diocese of Auckland – Compulsory Attendance Dues Information (Click to view)

Special Character Contribution

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.

Special Character Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are permitted under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020.  These contributions are eligible for a taxation rebate.


Yearly accounts are posted to every family at the beginning of each Term. Financial contributions may be paid per term, or for the full year by credit card, by automatic payment spread over 11 months or internet bank transfer.

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 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:

ACFL Attendance Dues Financial Assist Application Form (click to view/print)