As a result of the Covid-19 Lockdown on the country, the NZ Catholic Bishop’s have been looking at how they can assist families of children attending Catholic Schools with their Attendance Dues obligations.
Bishop Paul has announced that in the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch a financial assistance scheme will be put in place to offer attendance dues support for parents suffering loss of income and other hardships.
This scheme is to support parents who have had significant loss of income due to Covid-19.
It will be administered on a term by term basis. Therefore initially it can only assist you with the Term Two Attendance dues being invoiced now.
The guide for parents/caregivers to review to see if they are eligible for support from the scheme can be read below:
The application form to be completed and signed off by both the school Principal and the Parish Priest is available here:
The letter from Bishop Paul along with the statement from the New Zealand Bishops is available for reading here. These documents have all previously been emailed to parents via the parish and school office.
If you have queries after you have read the attache documents please contact the parish office on