Financial Contributions and Attendance Dues

Financial Contributions

The Sacred Heart College Board of Trustees is responsible for collecting all Financial Contributions from parents/caregivers. The Sacred Heart College Board does this on its own behalf and on behalf of the Proprietor, Sacred Heart College Limited, (owned by the Marist Brothers), the Catholic Education Services Board and Sacred Heart College Development Foundation Trust. 

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are approved by the Minister of Education under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020. Special Character Contributions and Proprietor Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are permitted under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020. These contributions are eligible for a taxation rebate. 

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 and a condition of enrolment at Sacred Heart College. Attendance Dues are charged for all students who attend Catholic Schools in New Zealand.

Attendance Dues are collected on behalf of the College’s Proprietor, Sacred Heart College Ltd. The Attendance Dues 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.

Parent and Caregivers Responsibilities

  • At the time you enrol your child at a Catholic School, you are required to sign an agreement which states you accept that you will pay the Attendance Dues and that you understand that payment is a condition of enrolment.
  • Payments can be made, in full at the beginning of the year or by instalment (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per term). They cannot be paid in full at the end of each year.
  • Financial Assistance with Attendance Dues is available to families of Preference Students in cases of genuine financial difficulties. Part of the criteria for receiving this assistance is that regular payments have been made at an affordable level.
  • Overdue accounts may be referred to a Debt Collection Agency by the Proprietor.
  • Failure to pay the Attendance Dues may put your child’s place at the College at risk.
  • The agreement is legally enforceable and the person who signs the agreement remains legally liable for payment.
  • Responsibility for payment cannot be transferred to another person, unless they sign a new agreement accepting responsibility for payment.
  • Any civil agreements between parents do not take precedence over the legal agreement signed at the time of enrolment.

For translations of these responsibilities, please see below:

Year 7 and 8

The Board of Trustees has agreed to spread the collection of the Financial Contributions equally over the four terms during the year:
$882 per term ($3,528 per year) GST exempt

Attendance Dues payable for 2021 school year:
$113 per term ($452 per year) including GST

Total for Year 7 and 8 = $995 per student, per term
View Financial Contributions as pdf

Years 9 to 13

The Board of Trustees has agreed to spread the collection of the Financial Contributions equally over the four terms during the year:
$881 per term ($3,524 per year) GST exempt

Attendance Dues payable for 2021 school year:
$222 per term ($888 per year) including GST

Total for Years 9 to 13 = $1,103 per student, per term
View Financial Contributions as pdf

 
Special Catholic Character Contributions

The Catholic Special Character contribution, included in the Financial Contributions, is a voluntary donation of $12.50 per term ($50 per annum) per student. This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to Sacred Heart College 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.

Payment

An invoice will be issued every term. All Financial Contributions and Attendance Dues are payable a term in advance. The Board of Trustees reviews Financial Contributions annually. The Auckland Common Fund sets the Attendance Dues annually on behalf of the Proprietor.

Options for payment are by Cash or Automatic Debit fortnightly or monthly. Credit card, Eftpos and Internet banking facilities are available.

More information is available from the College office. Please contact Mrs Tricia Gerrard on 09 529 3660, ext 809, if you require further information or need any assistance.

Please note, Financial Contributions and Attendance Dues are for the 2021 year. They are revised annually and are subject to change for 2022.

Hostel Fees

Boarders are invoiced separately for Hostel Fees and College Financial Contributions.

Years 9 to 11                             $3,575 per term ($14,300 per year) including GST

Years 12 to 13                           $4,290 Terms 1-3 and $1,430 Term 4 ($14,300 per year) including GST

An invoice will be issued every term. Term 1 Hostel Fees are required on confirmation of a place in the Hostel. Subsequent fees are payable a term in advance. Payment of Hostel Fees for International Students is required a full year in advance.

View Hostel Fees as pdf

International Student Fees can be found on the International Student page