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No surprises, peace of mind

At College, every effort is made to ensure our fees reflect good value for money without compromising our commitment to deliver a high-quality educational experience.

College fees are all-inclusive. Other independent schools add a monthly disbursement to their base fees. These relate to all sorts of costs such as learning support, gifted and talented extension programmes, textbooks, classroom workbooks, camp costs, stationery packs, sports club fees, entry and competition fees, transport charges, NCEA fees, House and school activity charges, and more.  

At Christ’s College you know what to expect and can enjoy peace of mind.

  • Domestic Student Fees 2019 (GST incl)
    • Enrolment fee $200
    • Acceptance fee $1,800 (this fee provides your son with the benefits of a lifetime membership of the Christ’s College Old Boys’ Association and provides a contribution to the College Foundation, which supports the 25% of boys at College receiving scholarship or bursary assistance and helps fund the ongoing improvement of College facilities)
    • Annual tuition fee $25,541
    • Annual boarding fee $16,789

    Our tuition fees cover all compulsory curricular and co-curricular costs.

    Value added items included in the fees (approximate costs)
    • All NZQA fees
    • Learning enhancement (support and extension programmes)
    • Field trips and excursions
    • House functions and activities
    • Camp costs
    • Entry fees to inter–school sports competitions and registrations
    • Sports fees
    • Coaching costs
    • Textbooks
    • Classroom workbooks
    • Art materials
    • Workshop technology materials
    • Fees protection scheme (see below)
    • Duke of Edinburgh programme costs
    • Year 10 Immerse & Inspire – a four-week residential programme where Year 10 students develop character and leadership skills by taking part in a range of inspirational service, adventure, entrepreneurial and learning activities, including a workshop at Christchurch’s Ministry of Awesome and the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award adventurous journey
    • Year 12 Leadership Day – a conference and workshop where Year 12 students learn about leadership and have the opportunity to think about the type of leader they want to become
    • Year 13 Founders’ Dinner and Leavers’ Lunch
    • House and individual photographs
    • Uniforms and sports clothing
    • Personal items
    • Elective options – such as instrumental music, speech and drama tuition, dayboy lunches, tickets for dances, balls or the semi-formal
    • Annual House dinner
    • Leavers' Function at the Wigram Airforce Museum
    • Team, group and additional photographs
    • Major prefabricated components and extraordinary materials costs in Years 11–13 technology classes
    • Travel, food and accommodation costs for trips beyond Canterbury. College will continue to subsidise such trips to the level of 25% for boys representing the school in sport, academic or cultural events, and the fund for excellence will continue to support exceptional and extraordinary students who may represent College nationally or internationally
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  • Payment

    Fees are payable in ten monthly instalments from February to November. All fee payers are required to provide a direct debit authority for the collection of fees on the 20th of the month. Should you wish to pay by alternative means (online bank payments or credit/debit card), provided that your outstanding balance is paid in full prior to the 20th of the month, the direct debit will not run on your account.

    Click here for direct debit form

  • Fees Protection Scheme

    Christ's College has in place, without cost to parents, a scheme to ensure the continued education of a boy who is a pupil at College, in the event of the death of a nominated fee-paying parent. Further information is provided once a place has been offered and accepted.

  • Refund Policy

    In order to be eligible for any refund the parents must apply in writing to the Executive Principal, stating the reasons for withdrawal from the course of study.

    1. If notice of cancellation is received in writing two weeks before the commencement of the course, full tuition fees and boarding fees will be refunded, less:
      • NZ$200 enrolment fee
      • NZ$1,500 administration fee
    2. If the parents wish to cancel the student’s further study after the course has commenced, tuition fees for the current school term plus one subsequent term’s fees will be retained.
    3. No refund when enrolment is withdrawn by the school.
    4. When the passport status has been changed to permanent residence or work visa status, tuition fees for the current school term plus one subsequent term’s fees will be retained.

Consider your son's future

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