Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 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.
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 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 donation. 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
Teaching and Learning is a voluntary donation. It is required by the Board to help pay for the additional activities and resources to enhance your child’s learning. 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.
Donations from parents are vital for the school to ensure we continue to provide high quality programmes and motivating learning experiences for our children.
If you are experiencing genuine financial difficulties, please contact either the Principal, Parish priest or Diocese.
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 :