Financial Contributions

As part of being a member of a Catholic School Community, there is a financial commitment required from families to ensure the provision of an excellent Catholic education in a well cared for environment.

Financial Contributions 2018

Type Per Term Per Year
School Donation $100.00 $400.00
Attendance Dues Year 0 – Year 6 $110.00 $440.00
Special Catholic Character $  12.50 $  50.00
Totals  $222.50 $890.00

School Donation

In general terms the Board of Trustees use the general purpose contributions to employ additional teaching resources and to ensure that each classroom is appropriately resourced in its curriculum requirements. For 2018 the additional teaching resources are

  • Learning Support (additional to Ministry of Education funding)
  • Library Support
  • Reading Recovery (additional to Ministry of Education funding)
  • Deputy Principal & Senior Teacher/DRS/SENCO release
  • Learning Enrichment
  • ICT Resources
  • Teacher’s Professional Development

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education Act 1989 and a condition of enrolment at Monte Cecilia Catholic 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 Monte Cecilia Catholic School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by Monte Cecilia Catholic 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 2018 school year:

Primary Y0 – Y8                       $107.50 per term ($430.00 per year) including GST

Special Catholic Character Contributions

 The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation of $12.50 per term ($50.00 per annum) per student.

This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to Monte Cecilia Catholic 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.


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

More information is available from our school office manager, Michelle Follows 09 625 5018 [email protected] on attendance dues if you require further help.

Financial Assistance

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 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 Assistance Scheme are available from school and parish offices, or can be down-loaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website :   (go to Catholic Schools in Auckland / Attendance Dues and Special Character Contributions)

Financial Assistance Application Form 2018