Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are used to pay for building related costs at Catholic schools in the Auckland Diocese. 

Paying Attendance Dues is a condition of enrolment for all students enroled in New Zealand Catholic schools.

Attendance Dues are compulsory – there is a legal requirement for parents and caregivers to pay Attendance Dues under the Education and Training Act 2020.

Attendance Dues payable for 2020 school year:

Year 9 to Year 13                  $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 www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/catholic-schools/ (Go to Catholic Schools in Auckland / Attendance Dues and Special Character Contributions.)
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.

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.

Priority in Enrolment
Applications will be processed in the following order of priority.

First Priority – Preference students living in the home zone (this includes our Catholic contributing schools, and schools in close proximity in South Auckland and the Auckland isthmus due to equitable transport access).  Amongst such applicants, priority will be given in the following order:
*  Applicants who are siblings of current preference students;
*  Applicants who attend Catholic contributing schools;
*  Applicants who are daughters of ex-students;
*  Other preference students.

Second Priority – Preference students living outside the home zone.  Amongst such applicants priority will be given in the following order:
*  Applicants who are daughters or relatives of current staff;

*  Applicants who are siblings of current students;
*  Applicants who attend Catholic primary schools;
*  Other preference students.

Third Priroty – Non-preference students living within the home zone.  Amongst such applicants, priority will be given in the following order:
*  Applicants who are siblings of current non-preference students;
*  Applicants who attend contributing Catholic primary schools;
*  Applicants who are daughters or relatives of current staff members.

Fourth Priority – Non-preference students living outside the home zone.  Amongst such applicants, priority will be given in the following order:
*  Applicants who are siblings of current non-preference students;
*  Applicants who attend contributing Catholic schools;
*  Other non-preference students.

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.

Resources:

Enrolment Form 2020 – Word version

Enrolment Checklist

Cybersafety Use

EOTC Blanket

Preference

Attendance Dues contract

Student Consent Enrolment Form

Enrolment leaflet 2020