Good Shepherd School

Attendance Dues – Compulsory

Attendance Dues are a compulsory - there is a legal requirement for parents and caregivers to pay Attendance Dues under the Education Act 2020 and a condition of enrolment at Good Shepherd School. 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 the school office on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The attendance dues collected by the school office 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. 

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Financial assistance is available to assist families who may need financial support with the payment of Attendance Dues for preference students attending both primary and secondary Catholic schools in Auckland Diocese.

 Families facing financial difficulties can contact their school office, their Parish Priest, or Auckland Common Fund Ltd at the Catholic Diocese of Auckland on 09-360-3069 for further information.  

 Application forms for this assistance are available from school and parish offices, or can be downloaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website:

Attendance Dues payable for 2024 school year:


 Year 0 – Year 6                     $129.00 per term ($516.00 per year) including GST 

2024 Attendance Dues

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 on attendance dues if you require further information or need any assistance

Special Catholic Character Contributions

The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation of $15 per term ($60.00 per annum) per student. 

2024 Special Character Contributions

The Catholic Special Character contribution is used to fund the staff and services provided by the Catholic Education Services Board who are responsible, on behalf of the Proprietor, for safeguarding and strengthening the Catholic Special Character of our schools.


Family Donation (one charge per family per year)    $250.00

Trips and Activities per year Year groups 0-3 $72.00    Year groups 4-6 $80.00

Interactive Religious Education    $5.80