2022 Attendance Dues & Financial Contributions

The St Paul’s College Board is responsible for collecting all Attendance Dues and Financial Contributions from parents/caregivers. The St Paul’s College Board does this on its own behalf and on behalf of the Proprietor, St Paul’s College Auckland Limited (owned by the Marist Brothers) and the Catholic Education Services Board.

The Attendance Dues and Financial Contributions have been set for the 2022 year as follows:

2022 Attendance Dues

Invoices/Statements

Invoices/Statements are sent out to all families before the start of term and are also available on request. Tax Statements for the voluntary donation of Financial Contribution can be requested from the College.

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are compulsory and are approved under Section 30 of Schedule 6 of the Education and Training Act 2020. Payment of Attendance Dues is a condition of enrolment at St Paul's College. The Attendance Dues are collected on behalf of the Proprietor who in turn passes them through to the Auckland Common Fund that is responsible for the collection and management of Attendance Dues. St Paul’s College does not receive any of these proceeds. Attendance Dues are GST inclusive and do not qualify for a Tax Credit.

Attendance Dues are used to repay bank loans for building works and construction of new buildings at Catholic Integrated schools in New Zealand. They are also used to pay property related costs including school building works, building insurance and associated administration costs. St Paul’s College was the beneficiary of this funding in the construction of the Marcellin Champagnat building.

Financial Contributions

Financial Contributions are voluntary and are eligible for a taxation credit. These are collected on behalf of the Board of St Paul’s College, the Proprietor St Paul’s College Auckland Limited and the Catholic Education Services Board.

The Financial Contributions for the Board of St Paul’s College are used as a necessary supplement to the Operations Grant received from the Government in the general operation of the College. This includes providing additional teaching resources, music, sport, co-curricula activities and regular maintenance of the College buildings and property.

Financial Contributions are collected on behalf of the Proprietor, St Paul’s College Auckland Limited. The Proprietor is the owner of the buildings at the College and is responsible for all capital works and capital upgrades of facilities at the College.

  • Financial contributions are required to assist with the repayment of loans which have been borrowed by the Proprietor for the funding of the Marcellin Champagnat Building. The Proprietor is currently refinancing a $2m loan associated with this building.
  • Financial contributions assist with the maintenance of the Chapel and other non-integrated areas of the College property which are available for use by all students at the College, and for other charges associated with the land or buildings.

The Financial Contributions for the Catholic Education Services Board are directly related to the work of the Religious Education Advisors associated with the Special Catholic Character programme of the College. These are paid to the Auckland Diocese who provide the support.

Priority of Allocation of Financial Contributions 

Within the allocation of the Financial Contributions priority has been given to the payment to St Paul’s College Auckland Limited for the refinancing on the $2m loan. This will require an annual payment of $160,000 or $13,333 per month. St Paul’s College has signed an Agency Agreement with St Paul’s College Auckland Limited for the collection and payment of these funds. Therefore, parents and caregivers should note the following statement.

The first $13,333 of total Financial Contributions received per month is collected on behalf of the Proprietor, St Paul's College Auckland Limited, for the purposes of refinancing the loan associated with the Marcellin Champagnat building.

The amount paid to the Catholic Education Services Board is $50 per student and is expected to total $19,100 for the 2022 year.

The balance of the Financial Contributions after these two payments is then applied to St Paul’s College to supplement its Operational Grant as set out in the paragraph above. The actual amount applied varies and is dependent on the rate of collection of Financial Contributions over the course of the year.

The allocation of the Financial Contributions is reviewed from time to time.

Denis Wood
Chairman, St Paul’s College Board, November 2021

For any queries, please contact the finance team at [email protected].  

Auckland Diocese Attendance Dues

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Attendancedues

If your family is experiencing hardship, an application for financial assistance can be made with the Auckland Diocese Common Fund for Attendance Dues (note: this fund is only available for Preference Students.) Please click HERE to view ACFL (Auckland Common Fund Ltd) application form. 

If you are unable to afford the Attendance Dues and Financial Contributions, please speak with the Headmaster at the time of enrolment or contact the College to set up an appointment.