Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 and a condition of enrolment at St Francis 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 Francis School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by St Francis 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.
Attendance Dues payable for 2019 school year:
Primary Year 0 – Year 8
$110.00 per term ($440.00 per year) including GST
Attendance Dues can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, per term or by regular installment.
More information is available from the St Francis School office on attendance dues or you can phone the school on 07 868 7655.
Special Catholic Character Contributions
The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation of $12.50 per term ($50.00 per annum) per student. This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to St Francis 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.
School accounts are also sent out at the beginning of the year, and then again at the beginning of each term. These include items which have been obtained for children eg, religious education resources, hireage for local facilities eg pool hire, and also School Donations, Catholic Character Donations and the Attendance Dues. School Donations are set at the rate of $15.00 per child per term and are used for extras over and above the normal budgeted expenses.
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 ..
(go to Catholic Schools in Auckland / Attendance Dues and Special Character Contributions)