The school's preferred method of payment is using the payments section of our site via the Student and Parent Portal by either direct bank (account to account) or credit card for student's activity fees, school costs and contributions or other items. Full or partial payments may be processed, and the following online secure payment fees apply:
DPS Transaction Fee = $0.50c per transaction
Credit Card Bank Fee = 2.5% surcharge applies
Please note, a credit card bank fee of 2.5% 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.
Privacy and Website Security:
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 the school and we are Payment Card Industry compliant. The DPS Encrption protection is managed with a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate, industry standard 128bit encrption software.
As a a condition of enrolment at an Integrated School, there is a legal requirement for parents to pay Attendance Dues (Education and Training Act 2020)
Attendance Dues payable for 2023 school year:
Year 0 – Year 8 $122.00 per term ($488.00 per year) including GST
Year 7 – Year 8 $122.00 per term ($488.00 per year) including GST
Year 9 – Year 13 $239.00 per term ($956.00 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.
Building and Proprietor financial Contributions collected on behalf of the Proprietor are permitted under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020. These contributions are used for long-term capital developments, upgrading and major maintenance of school builings and faciilties to provide infrastructure and to uphold the Catholic identity and heritage of St Mary's College. Special Character contributions are collected on behalf of the Catholic Education Office and are used towards the support and delivery of Catholic Special Character Education.
General Purpose Contributions are directed towards funding equipment and the many programmes around the school. The College provides a high quality education and extensive opportunities with a wide range of subject choices and activities available.
All contributions are eligible for a tax rebate.
Tax Donation Receipts:
A tax rebate may be applied for on your school contributions throught Inland Revenue (refer www.ird.govt.nz). You may be able to get a rebate of up to one third of contributions paid across the financial year. The school will send out Tax Donation Receipts in mid-April which will include any payments received by the school up to the 31 March.