Attendance Dues

The School’s proprietor, Dunedin Christian Schools Association (DCSA), charges attendance dues to enable it to recover the cost of purchasing and upgrading the school buildings. Attendance dues are based on the net (after tax) combined annual family income. The scale has been structured in this way so as to make Christian education available to any family regardless of financial circumstances.

For a limited number of families with hardship, a scheme for assistance is possible. The Proprietor’s treasurer will be happy to discuss this with parents if approached.

Any enquiries regarding attendance dues should be addressed to:

The Treasurer
Dunedin Christian Schools Association
P O Box 8144, Gardens, Dunedin 9041

SCALE OF ATTENDANCE DUES* 2016 (full year)
Net Family
1 child 2 children 3 children 4+ children
$20,000 $500 $750 $875 $1,000
$25,000 $600 $900 $1,050 $1,200
$30,000 $700 $1,050 $1,225 $1,400
$35,000 $800 $1,200 $1,400 $1,600
$40,000 $900 $1,350 $1,575 $1,800
$45,000 $1,000 $1,500 $1,750 $2,000
$50,000 $1,000 $1,650 $1,925 $2,200
$55,000 $1,000 $1,800 $2,100 $2,400


Net family income should be calculated using the combined weekly take home pay plus any other significant net weekly income (e.g. Family Support, rents, dividends, etc), multiplied by 52. The result may be rounded down to the nearest multiple of $5,000. There are minimum and maximum dues as shown on the scale. A reduction of $100 applies where one or both parents are members of Dunedin Christian Schools Association. A further 50% reduction is available for families whose primary source of income is from fulltime Christian ministry.

*Please note that the above fees apply to New Zealand residents only, that is New Zealand citizens, holders of permanent residence, or where a parent holds a work permit. A separate fee is payable by those in the country on visitor or study permits.


Activity Donation

The Liberton Christian School Board of Trustees requests that each family contribute to the cost of supplementary activities by way of a voluntary activity donation payable in one, two or four instalments during the year. The activity donation requested is $100 per child per year. A receipt will be issued so that an income tax credit from Inland Revenue can be claimed.

All activities are advertised through the school newsletter and email notifications. Permission is sought for activities that require travel by car or bus.

There are some activities that cannot be incorporated into such an activity donation, such as camps, DNI technology fees, stationery and afterschool sport teams. These types of activities will have costs requested as they occur.

Unfortunately we are unable to issue a tax receipt for these particular payments.