Conditions Governing Enrolment and Attendance at St Margaret’s College
1. Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $150 must accompany all applications for enrolment.
2. Acceptance Fee
An acceptance fee of $1,500 must be paid at the time that the student’s entry to the College is accepted. This fee secures your daughter’s place and provides her with the benefits of a lifetime membership of the St Margaret’s College Old Girls’ Association.
3. Disclosure of Information
The parent or guardian confirms all information relevant to the student’s acceptance to the College has been provided. This includes, but is not limited to, any behavioural, learning, social or emotional issue. Any custody or guardianship issues must also be advised. The College retains the right to withdraw an offer of admission if all relevant information is not disclosed.
4. College Fees and Accounts
College fees and all other accounts are due and payable by direct debit within one month of receipt of the account. The St Margaret’s College Trust Board has the right to charge interest and late payment fees on overdue accounts. This interest will be set at 5% above the overdraft rate set by the College bankers. Late payment fees will be charged at $150 per account, per month until the account is paid in full. Interest will be calculated from the date payment is due until the date payment is made. The Trust Board reserves the right to review fees including concessions and the terms of trade annually and will notify changes accordingly. Where accounts remain unpaid and no arrangement has been made as to their payment, the Trust Board has the right to recover all reasonable fees, legal expenses and collection costs if it becomes necessary to engage a collection agency or Solicitor to obtain payment of an overdue account. No fees or other costs will be refundable where the student does not start or does not complete a full term. The Trust Board also has the right to require your daughter’s removal from the College where an account remains unpaid.
5. International Students
Students requiring a Student Visa to study in New Zealand are required to pay annual tuition, boarding and overseas student fees in full prior to the commencement of the school year. These fees are non-refundable. Upon receipt, the College will issue documentation required for Visa purposes.
6. Notice of Withdrawal from the College or Change of Status
One term’s written notice of intention to withdraw the student from the College or change status, ie boarder to day girl, is required and all fees and other cost incurred over the notice period must be paid. Where insufficient notice is given, a fee of one term’s tuition (and boarding fees) will be charged in lieu of notice.
The College requires punctual and regular attendance from all students. Lateness or absence must be explained in writing on the day of the student’s return. Leave from school during the term must be applied for in writing beforehand, and is granted at the Principal’s discretion.
8. Standards of Conduct
Both the students and parents are subject to the rules and Code of Conduct of the College. The College has the right to require the withdrawal of the student for any act or omission that is in breach of the rules of the College.
9. Integrity of College
The College will always have regard to the interests of the College and students as a whole, as well as the interests of any individual student. The College has the right to require the withdrawal of a student, where in the opinion of the Trust Board it is reasonable to do so.
10. Disclaimer of Liability
The College will ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of students in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Students must comply with reasonable instructions issued by the College to protect their health and safety. The students also have a responsibility to take reasonable care for their own health and safety.
11. Religious Tuition and Observance
Attendance at religious tuition and observance is compulsory. Should the parent or guardian not wish the student to attend religious instruction or observance, an application for exemption must be made in writing to the Principal.
12. Use and Updating of Information or Student Information
The parent and guardian will notify the College of any change in the information contained in this enrolment form as soon as is reasonably practical. It is acknowledged that the purpose of the collection of this information is to provide for the educational advancement of the student. This information, and other information held or acquired by the College may be shared to staff of the College and to other members of the College Community, such as the Trust Board and the Foundation. Information relating to the student’s education, health, welfare or safety may be required by law to be released to parties outside the College such as government departments (e.g. Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health). The College will not otherwise disclose this information to outside parties without your authorisation. By signing this form you agree that any information relating to the student’s education at the College may be released to the St Margaret’s College Old Girls’ Association and for social and fundraising activities within the school.
13. Contact Information
In response to requests from parents, St Margaret’s College generates contact lists for each year group. This information is to be circulated for our school community purposes only and we request other parents respect the privacy of others and not use the information for any other purposes.
14. Photographing and Filming
Please contact the school office if you have any concerns about the publication of your daughter’s photo. You have the right to request access and to request correction of information held about you by the College. Please contact the school office if you need to change your details.
15. Applicable Period of Conditions of Enrolment and Signatures of the Contract
This Enrolment Contract and accompanying annual Terms of Trade apply from the signing date of the Contract, or the first date of a student’s attendance if earlier, and ends at the completion of Year 13 or the student’s withdrawal date from the College if earlier. Signatories to the enrolment contract are liable for the accounts both jointly and severally.