As an integrated school, it is the responsibility of the "Proprietor" to provide all college facilities. The Ministry of Education does not finance capital building developments. In order to pay for the existing facilities the proprietors make a charge to all parents known as "Attendance Dues". This charge of $575 is a maximum fee set per student, per annum, and is inclusive of G.S.T. The Proprietors reserve the right to adjust fees if there is need. The fee is compulsory and has been approved by the Ministry of Education.
Parents are requested to pay $57.50 per student for stationery requirements. All text books, exercise books, pencils, rubbers, rulers and essential learning materials, will be issued by the college. This is practical way of ensuring that our students have a ready supply of stationery at the best possible prices.
Totara College provides a full technology programme for Yr 7 to Yr 10 students. The programme is subsidised by the college with parents contributing $15.00 per term or $60.00 per year towards the cost of the materials for take home items.
The college covers the cost of educational trips which are essential to, or a compulsory part of, the students' learning programme. Parents are requested to pay for college camps. They are notified of these at the earliest possible convenience as each student is encouraged to raise their own money to pay for the camp. College trips which are of a recreational nature may also be paid for by parents.
All uniform items are paid for by parents. The cost of uniforms varies from child to child. It is important however that all uniform garments are kept in good condition as parents will be requested to replace worn and damaged garments at the discretion of the college.
Parents can arrange to pay the Attendance Dues to suit their personal convenience. Cash payments may be made, though for convenience, automatic bank payments are preferable.
All Attendance Dues payments are to be paid at least one month in advance and are required to be current by the end of each term. Failure to pay attendance dues may result in a student being withdrawn from the college.
Once uniform invoices are received, prompt payment is required.