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.

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

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 suet@sms.school.nz or phone 09 950 2166.

Attendance Dues payable for 2020 school yearPer Year  |  Per Term
Primary Year 0 – Year 8$112.00 per child per term (including gst)
Primary Year 0 – Year 8$448.00 per year (including gst)
Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donationPer Term  |  Per Year
Per Term – Per Student$12.50
Per Annum – Per Student$50.00

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 suet@sms.school.nz or the principal to discuss the matter.

Breakdown of 2020 Fees

School Camp
2020, Year 6 camp, $275.00
2020, Year 5 Te Hana, $90.00
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