2025 Fees & Policies

All prices are in New Zealand Dollars

Year Tuition Costs Pastoral Care Fee* Admin Fee Total Fees
Full Year (Year 7-13) $19,000 $1,000 $500 $20,500
One Semester (Two Terms) $9,500 $500 $250 $10,250
One Term $4,750 $250 $125 $5,125
Medical & Travel Insurance $633 (approximate cost for 12 months)
Weekly Homestay Fee** $340 (per week) in 2024
NB: this payment is increasing to $370 (per week) in 2025
Uniform – Senior Students (Junior Students slightly less) $450 (approximately)
Stationery – In addition:  All students Year 7-13 will require a laptop for all subjects $150 (approximately)
NCEA Examination Fees (Senior International Students) $383.30
Subject Fees (varies on the material costs for each subject) $50 – $160
School Trips $50 (approximate cost each year)
Co-curricular Activities (sports teams, musical instrument hire, etc) $70 – $160 per team/activity
Homestay Placement fees*** $300

*Pastoral Care Fee must be paid in accordance with the school’s accommodation policy for international students.  All international students’ accommodation will be checked once a term regardless of whether they are living in homestays, with relatives or with parents.
**This can be paid directly to the home-stay parents or arrangements can be made for the school to manage this, but a $10 weekly admin fee will apply.
*** If you require the school to find home-stay accommodation there is a one-off placement fee which covers finding suitable accommodation and processing the police vetting forms for all the adults in the house over 18 years of age.
NB:  Fees are subject to change.

For further information on school stationery requirements, digital device information and school bus information please click on the link below.

General Information


Sancta Maria College students wear school uniform.  We ask parents, Designated Caregivers and Host Families to support the College by ensuring students have the correct uniform and help them take responsibility for their appearance by wearing the uniform correctly. These regulations apply when students are at school, representing the school or commuting to and from school.

For further information on correct school uniform at each year level, uniform shop opening hours and rules around uniform please click on the link below.

Sancta Maria College Uniform


Sancta Maria College has a Fee Protection policy to safeguard the fees paid by International Students,
in the unlikely event that the school may not be able to commence or continue to deliver tuition to the international student.

The school’s Board of Trustees guarantees to hold in reserve sufficient funds to meet the requirements of any refund in these circumstances.