** ATTENDANCE DUES 2018 are increasing by $23 per child per year **
2018 COST PER CHILD PER TERM: Attendance Dues $57.50
Special Character contribution $10.00
TOTAL per term $67.50
Total per year 2018 $270.00 per child.
The Diocese has advised us that the increase is due to high insurance premiums.
Payment is expected each Term, or you may choose to pay for the whole year at once. To help with budgeting, we give the option of paying weekly, fortnightly or monthly. We rely on parents to pay – if they do not pay, the parish has to pay the Diocese on their behalf.
Attendance Dues are used for capital costs, such as new classrooms and insurance, to which the Government does not contribute. When you enrol your child at a Catholic school and sign the Preference Certificate, you “agree to pay the Attendance Dues, in full, on or before the due date, or to contact the parish Priest to enter into an agreement for payment.” All Attendance Dues collected by the Parish are paid on to the Diocese.
Special Character Contributions help fund the provision of Catholic Special Character within the school. This contribution is tax deductible. A receipt for this can be obtained from the parish office.
The Parish sends out invoices each Term. It is preferred that you pay by automatic payment. (The Bank account number is on invoice/ statement). If this is not possible, cash or cheque to the parish office. Cheques should be made out to ‘The Catholic Parish of Addington-Beckenham’.
Attendance Dues & Special Character are paid to the Parish NOT to the School.
To obtain a Preference of Enrolment certificate, parents need to make an appointment to see the parish priest. Bring your child’s Baptism certificate with you.