Schedule of Charges
We have determined that charges for materials that students take home, items purchased on behalf of students, EOTC (education outside the classroom) and the costs of participating in sports competitions, especially when it involves direct charges such as transport are chargeable under the Education Act. Damages to or losses by students of school property including buildings and furnishings, books, and equipment will also be charged.
ID Card and the School Diary
For students in all years. The ID card can be used for reduced travel fares and other student discounts. The diary will allow students to record homework and organise their learning.
Moodle Online Learning Environment and Parent Portal
For students in all years. This will allow all students and parents to access our learning environment at moodle.sbc.school.nz and our parent portal at parent.sbc.school.nz.
Emergency Preparedness Rations
This is a one-off charge payable by all NEW students upon enrolment. This payment allows us to buy rations for use in a civil defence emergency. The rations are sealed with a five year shelf life.
Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)
For students in years 7-10. Covers EOTC programme trips which have a significant travel and admission component.
For students in all years. This covers transport, accommodation and meals for retreats which are an essential part of our Marist Catholic character.
These are itemised on the accompanying charges sheet. They apply only to students taking those subjects and cover trips, admissions, and materials or resources that the students keep to take home.
Itinerant Music Lessons
- $100 per instrument per year.
This charge allows more lesson time and in some cases individual tuition which is not funded by the Ministry of Education. These lessons are optional for most students but necessary for those wishing to study music beyond year 9 and who are not receiving private tuition.
Sports charges vary and apply depending on the sport or sports chosen. Participants in some sports may be required to provide their own equipment or attire.
The sports registration deadline is Friday 3rd February for all sports including winter codes. Students will not be allowed to register for sports unless the registration form is completed and signed. Under certain circumstances payment may be required before participation can be assured.
NZQA Fees (unconfirmed for 2017)
NZQA has yet to set fees for 2017 but in 2016 these were
- $76.70 for NZ students and
- $383.30 for international students.
They are added to student’s accounts and are payable in term 3.
Considerable reductions to NZQA fees are available for NZ families who qualify for financial assistance and meet certain criteria. Applications for NZQA fee reductions must be completed and submitted within the specified time frame.
Invoicing and Payments
A statement of account will be sent each term for your son’s outstanding school charges. Total charges accrued depend upon your son’s subject choices and extra curricular activities including sport. These and other charges will be invoiced when they are confirmed. Families wanting to pay by regular automatic payment (AP) should contact the office to make arrangements.
Payments may be made by internet banking, cheque, cash, EFTPOS or credit card.
- Please make cheques payable to St Bernard’s College.
- Receipts are issued for payments and given to students to take home, except for regular A/P amounts.
Contact the College office with any payment questions: 560-9250.
If you are in a situation of hardship, please contact the Business Manager to discuss your circumstances so that suitable arrangements can be made with the Principal.
Schedule of Charges/Donations 2017
|ID & Diary||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||Diary/ID card|
|Kamar Parent Portal Charge||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||Moodle online learning environment & parent portal|
|Emergency Rations||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||$10||Emergency preparedness rations one-off cost for new enrolments|
|EOTC||$220||$220||$40||$40||Education outside the classroom programme trips.|
|Retreats||$15||$15||$15||$15||$15||$15||$70||Retreats-Meals, transportation and accommodation if applicable|
|College yearbook||$25||$25||$25||$25||$25||$25||$25||College yearbook 2016|
|Marist Community Development Trust||$150||$150||$150||$150||$150||$150||$150||Donation $150 per student|
|$200||$200||$200||$200||$200||$200||$200||Donation $200 per family|
|SBC Old Boys’ Association||$40||$40||$40||$40||$40||Voluntary Membership Fee|
|Accounting||$40||$40||Workbooks & field trip|
|Accounting/Economics||$35||Workbook & field trip|
|Art (Visual)||$40||$75||$75||$75||Covers basic take home materials.|
|Digital Technology/ICT||$10||$10||$10||$10||ICT materials fee|
|Economics||$10||$40||$40||Workbook, field trip, Online licence fee|
|EOTC Option (Year 9 Only)||$30||Field trip/activity (Camp cost TBA)|
|Gateway Learner Licence||$93.90||$93.90||Learner driver license (if taken)|
|Japanese||$50||$50||$45||$40||$40||Field trip/workbook/resource book, language online licence fee|
|Mathematics Statistics||$32||$38||Workbook & Statistics Learning Centre charge|
|Music Itinerant Lessons||$100||$100||$100||$100||$100||$100||$100||Only for students taking itinerant music lessons– per instrument|
|Physical Education||$30||$50||$60||Field trip/activity|
|Physical Education / Y9 EOTC||$30||$130||$50||$320||Physical Education EOTC trips.|
|Religious Education||$5||$5||$5||$5||$5||$5||$5||Field trip/activity|
|Samoan||$30||$30||$30||$30||$30||Language online licence fee/activity|
|$10||$10||$30$10||$35||$40||$52||Field trips/NCEA standards workbook. Y10 $30 charge is only for students sitting NCEA standards otherwise $10.|
|Social Studies||$12||$12||Field trip|
|Sports Development Academy/Sports Studies||$45||$50||Field trips/activity|
|Technology||$15||$15||$15||Take home materials fee/workbook|
|Technology Electronics||$35||Take home materials fee|
|Technology Design & VisualCommunication||$35||$35||$35||$35||Drawing equipment (if required)|
|Tech Workshop & Construction||$35||$65||$65||Take-home material costs.|
|Tech Cookery/Catering||$60||$145||$153||$135||Take home food items/workbook|
|Tech Hard Materials||$60||$60||Take home materials|
Under certain circumstances items listed on this schedule will only be supplied once the charge is paid in full.
Please note :
Workbooks listed above are written on by students and they are taken home as they are the property of the student.
Archdiocese of Wellington Attendance Dues
For 2017 the Attendance Dues are:
- $475.00 per year for students in Years 7-8
- $955.00 per year for students in Years 9-13
These fees are compulsory for all students who attend Catholic schools payable to the Archdiocese of Wellington (ADW).
Please see the accompanying information from ADW. Accounts are sent out directly to families from the ADW office. Please pay ADW directly. Do not pay Attendance Dues to St Bernard’s College. All queries with regards Attendance Dues accounts should be directed to ADW ph. 04-4990184 in the first instance.
Marist Community Development Trust Donation
- $150 per student
- $200 per family per year.
This is paid to the Marist Community Development Trust. The funds will be used to provide services and facilities for the benefit of all students. The trust relies on your generosity in making the donation in order to meet many costs that are not covered by state funding.
A request for the donation will be included in the College statement, payment is made to the trust via the college. This qualifies for a tax rebate and receipts are issued in April. Payment can also be made by instalment by completing the AP form accompanying the fees invoice.
St Bernard’s College Old Boys Association Membership
- $40 per year for students in years 9 to 13.
This gives membership to the old boys’ association.