Attendance Dues and Contributions 2024-06-06T10:47:28+00:00

Attendance Dues and Contributions

Contributions per year/per pupil are:

Contribution Payment Type Per Year
Attendance Dues 2024 Compulsory Charge $516.00
Mathletics (Years 3-6) Compulsory Charge $12.00
Special Character Contribution $60.00
Capital Works Contribution $320.00
Teaching and Learning Contribution $320.00 – $350.00 Year Level Dependent

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the 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 School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The dues 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 instalments.


This is an online maths programme that Year 3-6 students use to support their school maths programme. The annual subscription to this maths programme is paid by the parent as the subscription belongs to the individual children. This is a compulsory payment.

Special Catholic Character Contributions

The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary contribution per student. This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to St Joseph’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.

Capital Works Contribution

Capital Works is a voluntary contribution. It is collected on behalf of the Diocese for future development and capital works at St Joseph’s School (e.g. new classrooms or upgrading of existing facilities).

Teaching and Learning Contribution

Teaching and Learning is a voluntary contribution. It is required by the Board to help pay for the additional resources and activities to enhance your child’s learning. These resources and activities include  Digital Resources, Photocopying, Swimming, Education outside the Classroom (visits to the Museum, MOTAT, Rangitoto, Howick Historical Village, Tiritiri Matangi, Zoo, Kelly Tarlton’s etc.), Waterwise, music and theatrical performances at school or outside the school, Life Education and Beach Education have been grouped under the title “Teaching and Learning Contributions”. This is essential to help the school maintain a high standard of programmes and educational opportunities, helping make up for the shortfall in the operating grant received from the Ministry of Education. The Teaching and Learning Contribution is able to be claimed as a donation tax credit at the end of the financial year.

Contributions from parents are vital for the school to ensure we continue to provide high quality programmes and motivating learning experiences for our children.

Financial Difficulties

If you are experiencing  genuine financial difficulties, please contact the Principal,, to discuss.

Application forms for the The Attendance Dues Financial Assistance Scheme are available can be down-loaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website and click this link for the ACFL-Financial-Assist-Form .

Letter from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland: Attendance Dues – Parent & Caregiver Responsibilties

Catholic Diocese of Auckland