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Attendance Dues and Other Financial Commitments
In accepting the conditions of enrolment, parents undertake to pay attendance dues as determined by the Proprietor and approved by the Minister of Education.
An updated statement of accounts are sent out at the beginning of each term.
As the child begins school, the parent/caregivers will be asked for payment of the term fees (see document below). This can be paid through internet banking or the school office. Attendance Dues can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, per term or by regular instalment.
Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 and a condition of enrolment at St Joseph's Catholic School Dargaville.
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 Joseph's Catholic School Dargaville on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by St Joseph's Catholic School Dargaville 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 2022 school year: Y0 – Y8 $117.00 per term ($468.00 per year) including GST
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.
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 Joseph's Catholic School Dargaville 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.
Other Financial Contributions eg, Building 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.