All contributions included on statements are eligible for a donation tax credit. We issue a donation certificate each year to allow you to claim the credit from Inland Revenue. Alternately, you can increase the value of contributions, at no cost to you, by registering with Tax Gift (see below).
Many of the costs associated with running St Bede’s College are not paid by the Government. Some of our teachers, parts of our academic programme, our chaplaincy and special character program, our wellbeing program, and many of our facilities are not funded. For these we rely on your support as parents to pay all the fees and contributions on your son’s school fees account.
If you are unable to complete these payments, we may be able to provide financial assistance. To learn more please email Rachel Pitcaithly the head of our Ministry Team.
An explanation of ‘How your school fees and contributions are used’ is at the bottom of this page.
Payment of Fees
Fees are charged at the start of each term, and we ask that you pay by the end of the term.
We encourage all parents to setup a direct debit for their fees. We will then email you a statement at the start of the month and on the 20th of each month, from February to November, the monthly portion of your fees plus any recoveries loaded during the month will be withdrawn from your nominated account.
We also accept online payment through the Parent Portal, eftpos at the office, automatic payment, or online banking. Fees paid by credit card are charged an additional 2% to cover bank fees.
Our bank details are: 02 0816 0253094 00
Please include your son’s five-digit student ID, last name and initials on any of these payment methods.
If you have any queries regarding payment options or require further information about the fees and charges, please email the school office.
St Bede’s, with the support of our parent community, the Christchurch Diocese, and the Society of Mary, has funding available to assist families who are struggling to pay their school fees. If you need assistance, or would like to learn more, please email the head of our Ministry Team, Rachel Pitcaithly in confidence.
St Bede’s College does have a follow up procedure for any unpaid school fees.
When compulsory fees remain unpaid, they may be referred to a debt collection agency and you will be liable for any debt collection costs. If Boarding fees are unpaid at the end of term your son’s place in boarding for the following term may be withdrawn.