Catholic Schools Office
The $107.50 attendance dues paid to the Catholic Schools Office is for the repayment of building loans on the Catholic Schools in the Auckland Diocese, the general upgrade and insurance of school buildings and administration of the CSO.
All amounts are collected by St Francis Xavier as an agent and are passed directly through to the CSO. All Catholic Schools throughout New Zealand are subject to the same charges. These dues are compulsory as part of your commitment to catholic education.
The purpose of this fund is to enable further development of St Francis Xavier Catholic School. As St Francis Xavier is an integrated school, it will be the Bishop of Auckland (effectively as trustee for the Parish) to whom any payments to the building fund will be treated as being made. This contribution is voluntary.
The Building Fund supports the loan against the new school hall and any future building.
Yearly accounts are posted to every family in Term 1. Financial contributions may be paid per term, or for the full year by credit card, cheque or by automatic payment spread over 11 months.
Special Character Contribution
This is a voluntary payment of $12.50 a term for each student. It pays for the work done by the Catholic Education Services Board staff. These services include professional development for teachers teaching Religious Education, the external Catholic Special Catholic Reviews of schools, support to Principals, teachers and Board of Trustees in Catholic Special Character matters.
Your contribution to this important work is greatly appreciated and it will assist your child to receive an education based on Gospel values in a Catholic faith community.
Proprietors Capital Development Donation
This donation will assist the development of new capital projects such as our St. Joseph’s room. The funds are deposited in our Proprietors Account and can be drawn on to build new facilities for our students.
The parent donation is $40.00 this is used to supplement government funding with a focus upon enhancing the children’s learning. You can claim a tax rebate on this donation. The Board of Trustees have increased the donation by $2.50 each term to help recover increasing costs.
Religious Education Resource
The delivery of the Religious Education programme is in digital format. The cost to schools is $6.70 per pupil and your donation would be much appreciated. The donation is already on your school fee statement.
On a more personal basis, please contact the school office if you have any problems with these charges. Your enquiry will be treated with utmost CONFIDENCE. There is assistance available for preference families who may have difficulty paying Attendance Dues. Please contact the Principal, the Office Manager, Deborah Rudolph or our Parish Priest if you need any information about the assistance available. If however, you are interested in sponsoring or supporting one of our families with the payment of Attendance Dues or school donations please contact Mr. McKernan or Mrs. Rudolph. Alternatively, you could complete the tear off slip below and return it to school.