Attendance Dues

All Catholic Schools charge Attendance Dues which are a legally binding charge on all parents and caregivers who have enrolled their children at a Catholic school. This is payable, unless in special circumstances, the charge has been waived by the Proprietor of the school for specific issues associated with a family.

These Attendance Dues are a separate payment to school fees and are to contribute to those new classrooms and other building-related costs that are funded by the Bishop (or Proprietor), and not funded by the government. The invoice for Attendance Dues also includes a Catholic Special Character Contribution (CSCC) which helps cover the costs associated with the delivery of professional development services in support of Catholic Special Character in Catholic primary and secondary schools.

The Attendance Dues are paid through the Parish to the Diocese and parishes cover the cost of any outstanding debts.

In the Christchurch Diocese the Attendance Due charge is $230.00 per year for each child. There is also a $40.00 donation charge per child. The account is sent out early at the beginning of each term, from the Parish, and should be paid to the Parish.

Where a parent has four or more children at a Catholic Primary School their attendance dues invoice will be for three children only, i.e. the fourth child, and any further children, will not be charged for attendance dues.

Also see information regarding School Fees.