The St Paul’s College Board of Trustees 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 Limited, (owned by the Marist Brothers) and the Catholic Education Services Board.
The annual contribution of $2,200 has remained the same for the last three years.
The Attendance Dues and Financial Contributions are set as follows:
Invoices/Statements are sent out to all families before the start of term and are available on request. Tax Receipts can be requested from the school as needed.
Attendance Dues are Compulsory and are approved by the Minister of Education under section 36 of The Private Schools Conditional Integration Act. The Attendance Dues are collected on behalf of the Proprietor and are used to repay debt to the Government. St Paul’s College does not receive any of these proceeds. Attendance Dues are GST inclusive and do not qualify for the Tax Deductible Rebate.
Financial Contributions are voluntary. These are collected on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Proprietor St Paul’s College Limited and the Catholic Education Services Board.
The Financial Contributions for the Board of Trustees are used by the Board 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.
The Financial Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor St Paul’s College Limited are to:
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.
Within the allocation of the Financial Contributions priority has been given to the payment of interest on the loan that was required to complete the Marcellin Champagnat Building. This interest charge plus associated payments currently totals $100,000 per annum. This amount is paid to our Proprietor, St Paul’s College Auckland Limited.
The amount paid to the Catholic Education Services Board is $50 per student and is expected to total $18,400 for the 2021 year.
The balance of the Financial Contributions after these two payments is then applied to St Paul’s to supplement its Operational Grant as set out in the first 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.
Additional charge per student for the College Yearbook ($40.00 GST inclusive)
Chairman St Paul’s College Board of Trustees, March 2021
If you require any further information or assistance, please contact our Finance Manager, Katie Youngman: [email protected]
Please click on the image below to view the Diocese of Auckland's latest brochure on Attendance Dues (updated 18 February 2021):
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.