Wellington Seventh-day Adventist School is committed to making Christian education accessible and affordable to as many students as possible. To assist families in meeting the cost of education, a direct debit system is available which allows payments to be spread equally across the school year. Please note that the charges listed are for domestic students only. Information on international student fees is available from the school office.
Payable to the Seventh-day Adventist School’s Association:
Attendance Dues: Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment required for students who attend a Seventh-day Adventist Integrated School by the Proprietors of the school. It is a condition of enrollment and non-payment can result in exclusion. Attendance Dues are used to pay for property expenses including insurance, health and safety compliance and repayment of loans for capital work and development to ensure your child learns in a comfortable and attractive modern learning environment. Attendance Dues are to be paid before a child commences attending the school each term. Where such payment is impossible the principal can provide advice on how this may be addressed.
Attendance dues are $570 per student per year.
Special Character Donation: Our Special Character is what distinguishes Adventist Schools from other schools. The costs involved in maintaining our Special Character are primarily funded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church; however individual donations from parents make up a crucial component of this funding. The Special Character Donation is used support the development of a curriculum from the context of an Adventist Christian world view. It also covers the development of resources and the ongoing training of teachers and principals for the delivery of this curriculum. The Special Character Donation is tax deductible, allowing you to claim one third of your donation back from the Inland Revenue Department. Please request a receipt for charitable donations from the school office should you wish to make a tax claim.
Special Character Donation is $100 for the first child and the amount decreases for each child thereafter.
Payable to the School:
Activity Charge: As Wellington SDA School has opted in to The Ministry of Education Donation Scheme, the only activities we will be asking for payment towards are overnight camps and trips. This will apply mostly to the seniors.
Payment may be made by cash, cheque and direct debit. If you are wanting to arrange a payment plan, it is important that you discuss this with the school office at the beginning of the year, before the first due date for any payment. In these situations, a commitment to Pay Form and Payment Plan Form are to be completed at the beginning of each year, or upon enrolment. Variation from a pre-arranged payment plan would need to be arranged with the Principal.
Financial Assistance: Recognising that some families experience short term financial hardship, the New Zealand Seventh-day Adventist Schools Association or Wellington Seventh-day Adventist School has limited funding available to assist families experiencing genuine difficulties. We are dedicated to ensuring that financial hardship is not the primary reason for students being unable to attend or remain at our school. In cases of genuine extreme hardship, assistance in meeting charges may be available. Families wishing to make application for financial assistance should arrange an interview with the Principal.