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 St. John’s School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The Attendance Dues collected by St. John’s 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 can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, per term or by regular instalment. More information on Attendance Dues or if you need any assistance, please contact the Principal’s PA at the school office.
Special Character Donation
This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to St. John’s 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. The Special Character donation is tax deductible.
Parent Contribution Donation
This contribution provides funds, additional to Government Grants, for the running of the School. It is reviewed annually. The Parent Contribution donation is tax deductible.
School Development Contribution Donation and School Fixtures and Fittings Contribution Donation
This applies to the first two children in each family. Money from this fee provides funds to allow for our school development programme. It is reviewed annually. The School Development Contribution Donation and the School Fixtures and Fittings Contribution Donation are tax deductible. These two donations up until the end of Term 3, 2019 were invoiced as one ‘School Development Donation’. From Term 4 2019 they were split 25%:75%. The School Development Contribution Donation is banked with the Diocese in an account in the School name for the school’s use. The School Fixtures and Fittings Contribution Donation is banked with the Board of Trustees school trading bank.
The Special Character Donation, the Parent Contribution Donation, the School Development Contribution Donation and the School Fixtures and Fittings Contribution Donation and any other donations to the school are paid on a voluntary basis and therefore are tax deductible (you can claim up to 33.3% of the total donations paid). Go to the IRD site by clicking on the button below and do a keyword search for: donation tax credit for more information and to download a claim form.
Payment of Accounts
Accounts are sent out through the School Office at the beginning of each term. These can be paid by cash, cheque or automatic payment. For all matters relating to school fees, please contact the Principal’s PA, Michele Nash or email email@example.com.