St Joseph's School Dargaville

“Flourish in Faith, Hope and Love
while Realising all our Gifts and Talents”

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment  approved by the Minister of Education under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020,  A condition of enrollment at Saint Joseph's School.   Attendance Dues are charged for all students who attend Catholic Schools in New Zealand.
Attendance Dues are used to repay for building works done at Catholic Schools, property related costs including school building works, buildings insurance and costs directly associated with the administration of attendance dues.  
Attendance Dues are collected by  Saint Joseph's School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by Saint Joseph'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 payable for 2020 school year:


 Y0 – Y8                     $112.00 per term ($448.00 per year) including GST


Y7 – Y8                      $112.00 per term ($448.00 per year) including GST
Y9 – Y13                    $220.00 per term ($880.00 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 our school office, by contacting either Tracey Scott, School Administrator, or Richard Truter, Principal, on attendance dues if you require further information or need any assistance.

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 Saint Joseph’s Catholic 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.  



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)

Important Notices