Fees and Donations

School dues and contributions are levied at the start of each term and due by the end of the third week of each term. There are four components to the school contributions:

1. Catholic Attendance Dues

$113.00 (including GST) per term, are compulsory for all students. These are not a donation but collected on behalf of the Bishop of Auckland to pay for major building and capital works in all Catholic schools in the region, including ours.

Please note: Attendance dues are approved by the Minister of Education under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020.

2. Special Character Contribution

$12.50 per term. 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. They support the special character of St Joseph’s such a teacher professional development.

3. St Joseph’s School Contribution

$80.00 per term or $320 for the whole year.
This is a voluntary contribution which assists the school to pay the day to day costs not covered by Government funding. We rely on your contribution to provide many things the children enjoy such as ICT devices, sports and art equipment,

4. 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 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 down-loaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website:


How to pay your school fees

Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or automatic payment either:

  1. In full at the start of the year
  2. At the start of each term (payment is required by the end of the second week of each term)
  3. By direct credit with payments to suit usually fortnightly or monthly.

For automatic payments the account is 12-3047-0090238-00
Please include your family name in the reference line.

Extra Charges

Like all schools, we have other associated costs. Each year there are additional charges for:

  • Religious Education resources
  • School activities and trips
  • Swimming lessons
  • Maths Education resources for home-learning
If you believe you have extenuating circumstances, then please arrange to meet with the Principal.
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