Attendance Dues and Special Character Contributions

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Education and Training Act 2020 and a condition of enrolment at Holy Cross Catholic School, Henderson.

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 Holy Cross Catholic School, Henderson on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland.

The attendance dues collected by Holy Cross Catholic School 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.

Attendance Dues payable for 2021 school year

Primary: Y0 – Y8 $113.00 per term ($452.00 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 on Attendance Dues is available from our school office, or alternatively please contact Denise Bews, our Student Accounts administrator via email at bewsd@holycross.school.nz if you require further information or need any assistance.

Please select one of the links below to to read more about the Parent/Caregiver responsibilities for paying Attendance Dues.

Attendance Dues Parent/Caregiver Responsibilities - English

Attendance Dues Parent/Caregiver Responsibilities - Maori

Attendance Dues Parent/Caregiver Responsibilities - Samoan

Attendance Dues Parent/Caregiver Responsibilities - Tongan

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 Auckland Diocese, both primary and secondary.

Please click on the link for more information regarding Financial Assistance for Attendance Dues

Special Character Contributions

The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation of $12.50 per term ($50.00 per annum) per student.

This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to Holy Cross Catholic School, Henderson 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.