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. Attendance Dues

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 School. 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 on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by St Joseph’s 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:

$117.00 per term ($468.00 per year) including GST.

2. Special Character Contribution

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 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.

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.