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's Catholic School, Avondale.  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's Catholic School on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by St Mary's 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.  

For the 2024 year, Attendance Dues are charged at the following rates:

      Primary Schools Years 1 - 8                           $516 per year ($129.00 per term incl. GST)

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

More information - If required, further information or assistance related to attendance dues is available from our school office.

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 the 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 Attendance Dues Financial Assistance Scheme are available from school and parish offices, or use the link below to complete the application, then print and sign the form.

Click here to download the ACFL Attendance Dues Financial Assistance Scheme 


The Principal of the school your child attends              


The Revenue Manager

Auckland Common Fund Ltd

Private Bag 47-904


Auckland 1144