Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues and Special Character contributions are charged at all Catholic Primary Schools in New Zealand. For 2024 the totals are as follows:

Total per year: $554.50 per child
Total per Term: $138.63 per child (4 Terms)


This is made up of:

Attendance Dues: $494.50 incl GST per child per year 
Special Character: $60.00 per child per year 


Attendance Dues are not a donation.  They are used for capital costs, such as new classrooms and insurance, to which the Government does not contribute.  When you enrol your child at a Catholic school and sign the Preference Certificate, you “agree to pay the Attendance Dues, in full, on or before the due date, or to contact the parish Priest to enter into an agreement for payment.” All Attendance Dues collected by the Parish are paid on to the Diocese.

Special Character Contributions help fund the provision of Catholic Special Character within the school.  This contribution is tax deductible.  A receipt for this can be obtained from the parish office.

Attendance Dues & Special Character are paid to the Parish office NOT to the School.
Payment is expected each Term, or you may choose to pay for the whole year at once.  To help with budgeting, we give the option of paying weekly, fortnightly, or monthlyWe rely on parents to pay so we can meet our commitments to the Diocese.

The Parish sends out invoices each Term. It is preferred that you pay by automatic payment. (The Bank account number is on the invoice/statement).  If this is not possible, please bring cash to the parish office.


Families are invoiced each Term and can pay in full on the invoice or in regular part payments as follows:

Per Child:

Weekly (for 40 weeks): $13.00
Fortnightly (for 20 weeks): $26.00
Monthly (for 12 months): $43.55


If you have 2 children, double the figures above; 3 children, multiply by 3.  There is no charge for a fourth child.

Bank Account Numbers:

  • for Our Lady of the Assumption School:  03-1592-0207148-23
  • for St Peter’s School:  03-1592-0207148-22
  • for Sacred Heart School:  03-1592-0207148-21

Please enter your NAME & invoice number as a reference