Charges and Contributions
By enrolling your daughter at St Catherine’s College you have indicated your wish to provide her with a Catholic and Mercy education. As an integrated school, SCC receives funding from the Government, but the operating grant does not cover all the costs of providing a well-rounded special character education.
Parent Contributions to College (voluntary)
These donations play a significant part in funding some of the operating costs of the College. The Government funding only provides funds for basic resources. These contributions are used for additional learning materials for all areas, for maintaining and upgrading our computer network and digital resources, for maintaining our classroom spaces and furniture, and to assist with extra-curricular activities. $350 first student, $200 sibling
Course Contributions (voluntary)
Course contributions vary depending on each student’s core and elective subjects and activities, as set out in the Stationery List.
Student ID (optional)
Each student is provided with a college ID at a cost of $10 that allows them to receive discounted services, such as travel on buses.
Students who want to receive a college magazine at the end of the year pay $30.00.
Parent Teachers Association Contribution (voluntary)
The contribution of $45.00 per family, as well as many fundraising activities throughout the year, allows the PTA to support a wide range of projects selected by parents and teachers. In recent years, these have included new uniforms for sporting and cultural teams and a replacement school van.
Proprietor’s Levy Donation*
The donation of $150 per student is used by the Proprietor to support the Catholic and Mercy character of the school, and to maintain and upgrade school facilities.
Attendance Dues of $1040 per student are a legal responsibility of the parent/guardian, and are collected for the Proprietor by Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. The dues are used to pay the loans and insurance premiums for Catholic school buildings throughout New Zealand.
* Tax Rebate
33.3% of the costs marked with an asterisk can be received back from the Government as a tax rebate by using the IR526 form (available from the College office or by downloading from http://www.ird.govt.nz/).
The College relies on all parents/guardians to pay all these costs promptly. If you anticipate any difficulty in paying, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Bursar or Principal at an early stage to discuss what advice and assistance is available.