Attendance Fees and Donations

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment and are approved by the Minister of Education under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 and are a condition of enrolment at St Mary’s School. All students attending Catholic Schools in New Zealand are charged 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.

Attendance Dues are collected by St Mary’s School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by St Mary’s 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 can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, per term or by regular automatic payments.

If you require further information or need assistance email [email protected] or phone 09 950 2166.

Attendance Dues payable for 2023 school year Per Year  |  Per Term
Primary Year 0 – Year 6 $129.00 per child per term (including gst)
Primary Year 0 – Year 6 $516.00 per year (including gst)
Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation Per Term  |  Per Year
Per Term – Per Student $15.00
Per Annum – Per Student $60.00

This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to St Mary’s 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.

If families are having difficulty in meeting the cost of all or part of their
school fees they should contact the Sue Toombs [email protected] or the principal to discuss the matter.

Breakdown of 2024 Fees

School Camp
2024, Year 6 camp, $180.00
 We are committed to offering camp to all our learners in future years, but this does rely on parents paying the camp donation.

School Fees Account

St Mary’s School, Northcote
ASB Bank: 12 – 3053 – 0369198 – 01
Please reference your child’s surname/fees

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 downloaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland website.

St Mary’s Church, 117 Onewa Road, Northcote, Auckland 0627   09 480 7357  website