Attendance Dues


Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 and a condition of enrolment at St Mary Mackillop 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 St Mary Mackillop School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The Attendance Dues collected by St Mary Mackillop School are forwarded to Auckland
Common Fund Limited, a company established by the proprietors of Catholicintegrated schools in the Diocese of Auckland responsible for the collection of Attendance Dues.

Attendance Dues payable for 2024 school year:
Y0 – Y8 $129.00 per term ($516.00 per year) including GST

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

More information is available from your school office St Mary Mackillop School on attendance dues if you require further information or need any assistance.

Special Character Donation

This money is used to fund the Religious Education Advisors, and staff development in Religious Education and Catholic Special Character.

The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation of $15.00 per term ($60.00 per annum) per student.

This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to St Mary Mackillop School by the Catholic Education Services Board. 

No contributions are made by the Government for these services.


Financial assistance is available to assist families who may need financial support with the payment of Attendance Dues for preference students attending both primary and secondary Catholic schools in Auckland Diocese.

Families facing financial difficulties can contact their school office, their Parish Priest, or Auckland Common Fund Ltd at the Catholic Diocese of Auckland on 09-360-3069 for further information.

Application forms for this assistance are available from school and parish offices,or can be downloaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website:

Catholic Schools

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.