St Mary's College

Charges and Contributions 2019

By enrolling your daughter at St Mary’s College Wellington you have indicated your wish to provide her with a Catholic and Mercy education.  As an integrated school, SMC receives funding from the Government, but the operating grant does not cover all the costs of providing a well-rounded special character education.



Parent Voluntary Contribution to College (Donation)*

This donation plays 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.      $400 per family

Course Contributions (voluntary)

Course contributions vary depending on each student’s core and elective subjects and activities.

Student ID (optional)

Each student has the option to purchase a college ID at a cost of $10 that allows them to receive discounted services, such as travel on buses.

*** Please note this is only ordered when paid for.

Magazine (optional)

 Students who want to receive a college magazine at the end of the year pay $35.00.

Proprietor’s Board Voluntary Contribution (Donation)*

The donation of $230 per student is used by the Proprietor to support the Catholic and Mercy character of the school, and to maintain and upgrade school facilities.

Parent, Teacher and Friend Association Voluntary Contribution (Donation)*

The contribution of $120 per family, as well as many fundraising activities throughout the year, allows the PTFA to support a wide range of projects selected by parents and teachers.

Attendance Dues – Compulsory Fee for attending a Catholic School

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.

This Fee should be paid direct to the Archdiocese of Wellington account as follows:


Please DO NOT pay this to the College


* 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


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.


For more more details about fees and donations and the costs associated with our sports teams please click on the links below:


2019 St Mary’s College Fees and Donations

2019 St Mary’s College Sports Fees


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