Charges for 2023/2024
For the eldest in the family:
For the youngest/younger member(s) of the family:
Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment approved by the Minister of Education under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 and a condition of enrolment at Carmel College. 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 Carmel College on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Tiaki Manatu/Sisters of Mercy NZ Ministries Trust. The attendance dues collected by Carmel College 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.
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Attendance Dues payable for 2023/2024 school year:
Activity Fees are set for areas of the curriculum where monies are required for specific additional and optional resources.
These are voluntary donations which do not include GST and which qualify for a tax rebate.
General Purposes and ICT Contribution
The General Purposes Contribution is requested by the Carmel College Board to supplement the Operational Grant provided by the Government. It enables us to provide curricular and extra curricular resources for our students to experience education in depth and breadth which would otherwise not be possible. It also enables us to employ additional staffing over and above what the Ministry of Education funds for us.
Proprietor’s Operating Contribution
Financial Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are raised in terms of the Education and Training Act 2020. (Tax deductible) These are used for any capital works/maintenance of the College, Special Character and other purposes as may be decided by the Proprietor. This fund is managed on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy by Carmel College Auckland Limited.
Special Character Contribution
2023: Years 7 to 13 will be $12.50 per term ($50.00 per annum) per student.
2024: Years 7 to 13 will be $15.00 per term ($60.00 per annum) per student.
Special Character Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are permitted under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020. (Tax deductible) these represent 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 Carmel College 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. (Please click HERE for further information).
A Development Contribution is requested by the Carmel College Board and Carmel College Auckland Limited in terms of the Education and Training Act 2020. (Tax deductible). It is used to fund the Building Programme as outlined in the Property Development Plan. This contribution will meet the debt obligations incurred in 2013, to building the new Library, Performing Arts and Technology Block and future developments.
2023: Years 7-13 $168.00 per term per family.
2024: Years 7-13 $173.00 per term per family.
Payment of Accounts
For new entrants in 2024, Term 1 attendance dues and contributions will be payable in November 2023.
Payment of accounts is required at the beginning of each term. Once a student commences a term, dues and contributions will be payable for the whole term, even if that student should leave during the term.
If serious difficulties arise regarding payment of dues and contributions, parents may negotiate in confidence with Mrs Lorna Bryce, Financial Assistant or the Principal.
For any Finance enquires please contact Student Accounts Manager, Mrs Bryce or call (09) 486 1132 ext 701