Charges and Donations

Detailed statements are emailed to caregivers at the start of the year and the end of each term.  Billing is charged and sent in the first instance to the Primary Caregiver.  Please advise the Finance Officer if billing is to be split between payers.

Payments can be made by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at the school office or by way of internet banking or an automatic payment to the following account:

 ASB      12-3142-0173808-00

Please specify under payment details as follows:

Particulars:  Student name    Code: Student Number (5 digits)   Reference: Fees (or specific purpose)

Unless otherwise specified in the payment details, payments will be applied in the following order of priority:

Boarding Fees:  Due one week prior to the start of each term, unless an alternative payment plan has been approved by the Director of Finance & Property.  Boarding fees for 2018 are $3,235.50 per term ($12,942 per year).

There is a once-only administration fee of $150 when students first enter the Boarding school which covers the initial costs of linen, dining utensils etc.
Where medical expenses or other costs are incurred on behalf of the student, these will be passed onto the parent/guardian for reimbursement to the College.

Damage or Loss of School Property:   Damage to or losses by students of school property including buildings and furnishings, books and equipment will be charged.

Day Boy Lunches:  Day Boys may join the boarding boys for lunch.  This is for Parents/guardians to decide at the beginning of each term.  A fee is set for each term and this must be paid in advance at the beginning of each term for each Day Boy to attend lunch.   The fee is $5 per school day in the term (usually about $250 per term) but this does vary per term.

Voluntary Purchases:  These fees are payable where students have chosen to participate in optional activities or purchase optional resources/materials.  This includes music lessons, Blue & White magazine, extra- curricular activities (eg. junior dances, senior ball, graduation supper, Duke of Edinburgh award), Chromebook hire, optional workbooks, optional school trips. 

Sport Fees:  Sport at the College is a self-funding extra-curricular activity and therefore sport fees must be paid to enable a student to participate.  The College operates a “no pay, no play” policy with regards to sport.  Sport fees vary depending on the code and the level of participation by the student.  The fees include the cost of team uniforms, hiring of facilities and the payment of third party registration fees.   Additionally, participation in National competitions involves the cost of travel and accommodation that requires parental/guardian funding.   The College aims to keep the cost to participants as low as possible through team fundraising and securing sponsorship and charitable grants. 

ID Card & Whole of School Travel:  The ID card is used to access printers at school and can be used for reduced travel fares and other student discounts.
The Whole of School Travel charge covers the cost when the whole school travels to the McEvedy Shield and other traditional sporting fixtures.

Course Contributions:  These are voluntary contributions that the College requests to enable us to deliver the curriculum over and above our operational funding.  The amounts for each subject are itemised and cover compulsory trips and workbooks and other resources that the students keep to take home.  These contributions are not tax deductible. Schedule of Course Contributions 2018 

Voluntary Donations:  The Voluntary Donations sought are for the Activities, Heritage and Proprietors Donations.  These are voluntary.Whilst we respect it being a decision by caregivers as to whether these donations are paid, we appreciate any payment made as they are a key source of funds for maintaining the facilities we have at St Patrick’s College and to support the special character of the College.  These donations are tax deductible and tax receipts are issued in April of each year. 

Further information on Donations can be found here Donations.

Old Boys’ Levy:  This voluntary levy is passed directly to the St Patrick’s College Old Boys Association and, if paid for five years, entitles your son to lifetime membership of the Association.


Attendance Dues

Attendance dues are set by the Archdiocese of Wellington.  St Patricks College has no involvement with their setting and collection but does have a role to assist where there is financial hardship incurred by parents/guardians.

Attendance Dues for 2019 are $1,040.00 per year

Further information on Attendance Dues can be found here 2019 Attendance Dues 



Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding your son’s account please contact:

Finance Officer - Mrs Rebecca Wagstaff,, 04-527-1357

Director Finance & Property – Mrs Leigh Cooke,, 04-527-1353


Voluntary Donations






















The following tax deductible donations may be made on a voluntary basis by caregivers:

Activity Donation: $480.00 per year

The Activity donation is a voluntary contribution required to meet some of the costs of sports teams, equipment and travel, cultural activities, prize-giving expenses, Religious Education resources and programmes, and any other purpose that the Board of Trustees may specify and is not met by the Ministry of Education.

Heritage Donation: $510.00 per year
The Silverstream Board of Proprietor’s is responsible for ensuring the preservation of our Heritage in terms of buildings, land and plant so that the current and future generations of Streamers can enjoy.  This contribution helps provide financial assistance to upgrade facilities at the College.  

Proprietor’s Donation: $660.00 per year

This is a voluntary contribution relating to areas of the College used by all the students and which are not integrated e.g. some playing fields, the chapel, auditorium, squash courts, common rooms etc., and any other purposes and activities which the Board of Proprietors may specify. 


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