Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment approved by the Minister of Education under Section 447 of the Education Act 1989 and a condition of enrolment at McAuley High 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 McAuley High School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by McAuley High School 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 2020 school year:

Y9 – Y13                  $220.00 per term ($880.00 per year) including GST

Attendance Dues can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, per term or by regular instalment.

Financial Assistance for Attendance Dues:  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 the Auckland Diocese, both primary and secondary.  Families facing financial difficulties can contact their school office, their Parish Priest or the Revenue Manager at the Catholic Diocese of Auckland for further information.  Application forms for the Hardship Scheme are available from school and parish offices, or can be downloaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland website (Go to Catholic Schools in Auckland / Attendance Dues and Special Character Contributions.)


Special Catholic Character Contributions

The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation of $12.50 per term ($50.00 per annum) per student.  Special Character contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are raised in terms of Section 451 of the Education Act 1989 (tax deductible).

This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to McAuley High 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.


Documents Required For Enrolment
When you make your application you will need to bring the following documentation and completed forms. Electronic versions of the required forms, in pdf format, can be download from the resources section on this page:

  1. Identification – Passport (if not born in New Zealand) and/or birth certificate.
  2. School report – The latest school report which is not more than 6 months old.
  3. Application for Enrolment form.
  4. Preference Certificate signed by a Catholic Priest.
  5. EOTC Blanket Consent form (Education Outside the Classroom).
  6. Cybersafety Use Agreement form.
  7. Student Support Consent form.

A $50 deposit towards the students I.D cards will be payable on enrolment.  This is used to purchase the compulsory ID card students are issued with each year. Refundable if enrolment is declined.

We cannot complete the application unless all the requested items are supplied.

Payment of Accounts
Payment of accounts is generally required at the beginning of each term, but parents are strongly urged to set up an automatic payment. Where a pupil commences a term, fees will be payable for the whole term, even if the pupil should leave during the term. Where there are serious difficulties are regarding payment of dues, parents may negotiate in confidence with the Principal.



Enrolment Form

Enrolment Form for website – Word version

Enrolment Checklist

Cybersafety Use

EOTC Blanket


Attendance Dues contract

Student Consent Enrolment Form

Enrolment leaflet 2020