All contributions and some classroom costs included on student statements are eligible for a donation tax credit. We issue a donation certificate in April each year to allow you to claim the credit from Inland Revenue.
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.
There are optional activities and sports that your son may choose to join while at St Bede’s College. As this relies on parent payments to cover the cost of the activity, if you have agreed for you son to participate then you will be required to pay these charges. Unfortunately if these fees are not paid it may result in your son not being able to participate in the associated sport or activity.
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 should be paid by the end of the term.
Boarding fees must be paid monthly by direct debit. We also encourage all parents to setup a direct debit for all their fees – it makes your and our lives simple and means your sons’ fees are paid without you having to organise anything. Information on how to sign on to a direct debit will be sent at the start of the year, or you can email at any stage to receive a form. Statements are emailed at the start of each 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 direct debited from your nominated account.
To check your sons’ fees and payments at any time, please log in to the Parent Portal (https://portal.stbedes.school.nz/index.php)
We accept payment via direct debit, automatic payment, EFTPOS at the office, or internet banking. Fees paid by credit card are charged an additional 2% to cover bank fees.
Our bank details are:
BNZ 02 0816 0253094 00
Please include your son’s five-digit student ID and last name on any of these payment methods.
If you have any queries regarding payment options or require further information about the fees and charges, please contact the School Fees Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 contact Rachel Pitcaithly email@example.com, the head of our Ministry Team, in confidence.
Follow this link for a copy of the financial assistance application form.
Each month, a fees account will be emailed to all parents and whanau which shows any new fees charged, any unpaid fees, and the balance outstanding. Fees are payable by the end of the term in which they are charged.
Any compulsory fees which are not paid by the start of the term following the term in which they are charged will incur a monthly 2% late payment fee. This late payment fee will be charged on the first day of each month until the fee is paid in full.
St Bede’s College staff will contact parents and whanau with a large balance of overdue fees to request payment. Families which are unable to pay the fees in full may request a payment arrangement, which the College will generally consider favourably. If a satisfactory payment arrangement is not reached and the compulsory fees remain unpaid, the debt will 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.
If you are having difficulty in paying school fees we may be able to provide financial assistance. To learn more please refer to the Financial Assistance section above or contact Rachel Pitcaithly (firstname.lastname@example.org) the head of our Ministry Team.