The purpose of the payments section of our site via the Student and Parent Portal is to allow parents to make payments via credit card for student’s activity fees, school costs and contributions or other items. Account to account (direct bank) and credit card payments are accepted through this portal and are the school's preferred payment method. Full or partial payments may be processed, and the following online secure payment fees apply:
DPS Transaction Fee = $0.35 per transaction
Credit Card Bank Fee = 2% surchase applies
Please note, a credit card bank fee of 2.01% also applies on payments made through the school office.
For trips, activities or sports please ensure full payment is made by the date on your notification letter or registration form.
Payments are processed through the secure DPS Payment Express system. Any credit card details stored for recurring payments are done so on the DPS system. No credit card information is stored by us and we are PCI compliant. Payments must be received prior to school trip or activity.
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 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 St Mary’s College on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by St Mary’s College are forward 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.
Attendance Dues payable for 2021 school year:
Y0 – Y8 $112.00 per term ($448.00 per year) including GST
Y7 – Y8 $112.00 per term ($448.00 per year) including GST
Y9 – Y13 $202.00 per term ($880.00 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 the school office.
Attendance Dues are approved by the Minister of Education under the Education and Training Act 2020. Special Character and Financial Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are raised in terms of Section 37(1) of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 (Tax Deductible).
Financial Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are permitted under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020. These contributions are eligible for a taxation rebate.
Tax Donation Receipts:
Up to one third of contributions made to schools may be claimed back as a tax donation rebate. We will be sending out Tax Donation Receipts in Mid-April which will include any payments received by the school up to the 31st March 2021.
As an integrated school it falls on the proprietors to fund new buildings and we use your Proprietor and Building Contributions to do this. General Purpose Contributions go towards funding equipment and the many wonderful programmes around the school.
Payment Security is managed through DPS for mutual security. Encryption protection is managed with an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate, industry standard 128bit encryption software.