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.
Primary Years 0 to 8
$129.00 per term ($516.00 per year) including GST
Payments can be made, in full at the beginning of the year or by instalment (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per term)
They cannot be paid in full at the end of each year.
More information is available from the St Francis School office on attendance dues or you can phone the school on 07 868 7655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 month. These include items which have been obtained for children eg, Uniform and also School Donations, Catholic Character Donations and the Attendance Dues.
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 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: