Attendance Dues & School Fees

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education Act 1989 and a condition of enrolment at a Catholic school.  Attendance Dues are charged for all students who attend Catholic Schools in New Zealand.  It is a legal charge and not a donation; attendance dues are not tax deductible. Attendance Dues are used to repay loans for building works done at schools in the Hamilton Diocese, property related costs including school building works, buildings insurance and costs directly associated with the administration of attendance dues.

Attendance Dues are invoiced and paid direct to the Hamilton Diocese.  

For the 2024 year, Attendance Dues are charged at the following rates:

 $496.00 per year  (note: this may be payable in one lump sum or over the year)

No preference student will be denied access to a Catholic School because parents and caregivers are unable to pay attendance dues in full. However, there is a need for all parents and caregivers to make a commitment to paying something towards the cost of the child’s education at a Catholic Integrated School.

Attendance Dues Financial Assistance

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 Hamilton Diocese. Families facing financial difficulties can contact our school office or the Principal for further information.

St Joseph's School Fees

St Joseph's School purchases stationery packs on behalf of all students. This ensures all students have the appropriate stationery at the beginning of each year. Students are invoiced in Term 1 for their stationery and also other costs related to school.  A voluntary school donation is allocated to school accounts. 

Ancillary charges may be incurred during the year depending on the age of the child. Examples include school camps, special events and sporting activities.  Caregivers are encouraged to set up automatic payments to cover school accounts over the year if they are unable to pay the account in full when invoiced. Please see the school office for further details.