Queen Margaret College

The Queen Margaret College fees are based on a four term year. The fee schedule is subject to change and is effective from Term 1 2021.

Please note the following fees information and schedule is for domestic students only. Please click here for international student fees. 

Enrolment Fee: $120 payable on application

Acceptance Fee: $460 payable on acceptance of place.

Scale of Fees from Year 1 to Year 6
Tuition Fees $3,269.43
Fees Protection Insurance*$53.95 @ 1.65%
Building Levy $250.00
IT Levy $125.00
GST (15%) $554.76
Total per term $4,253.14

Scale of Fees from Year 7 to Year 10
Tuition Fees $4,296.89
Fees Protection Insurance$70.90 @ 1.65%
Building Levy $250.00
IT Levy $125.00
GST 15% $711.42
Total Per Term $5,454.21

Scale of Fees from Year 11 to Year 13
Tuition Fees $4,422.04
Fees Protection Insurance*$72.96 @ 1.65%
Building Levy $250.00
IT Levy $125.00
GST (15%) $730.50
Total per term $5,600.50

Fees Protection Insurance is a compulsory charge on all Tuition Fees. This provides for the continuation of tuition in the event of the death, terminal illness or permanent disability of either parent where they are both signatories to the Offer of Acceptance. If you are a non-parent fee payer, please contact the Business Manager to ensure that your situation meets the criteria for coverage. Cover is extended to age 65.

QMC Community FeesFees Per Term
QMC Foundation Trust Annual Giving$25
Parents' Association Levy$10
Old Girls' Association Levy (Year 9 - 13)$12.50

Queen Margaret Preschool

Queen Margaret Preschool’s fees are competitive within the Wellington region and is open 48 weeks of the year. The Preschool is open Monday to Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm.

Registration Fee: $120 (including GST). This is required with all enrolment applications and is non refundable.

Weekly Fees (20 hours free ECE)Weekly Full Fees
School Day (7.30am - 2.45pm)$235$464
Extended Day (7.30am - 5.30pm)$300$529
Casual Rate (2.45pm - 5.30pm)$25 per day

QMC Community FeesFees Per Term
QMC Foundation Trust Annual Giving$25
Parents' Association Levy$10

If your daughter continues on to the Junior School at Queen Margaret College, there is an acceptance fee of $460 (including GST). This is non refundable.

Queen Margaret House

All fees are stated in New Zealand dollars. Boarding fees are billed in advance and are payable at the beginning of each Term.

Boarding Deposit (not applicable for international students)$1,000
Full-time Boarders$4,500 (per term) / $18,000 (annually)
Five-day Boarders (not applicable for international students)$4,125 (per term)
Holiday Homestay Fee (If applicable)$2,800

How do I pay my fees?

Payment Options


Preschool fees are payable monthly in advance by direct debit.

Year 1 – 13 

Please note the following payment options and discounts are applicable for domestic students only.

  1. Payment of fees in one instalment in advance. The payment is due by the 1 February 2021. This will attract a rebate of 3% on Tuition Fees if paid by the due date. Please email accounts@qmc.school.nz by the 15th of January to receive an invoice for the full years’ fees.
  2. Payment in four termly instalments due by 20 February, 20 May, 20 July and 20 October (or nearest working day). This is the default option.
  3. Payment in 10 monthly instalments due by the 10th of each month February through November 2020. This option is only available by direct debit from your nominated bank account. A minimum of $1,725 for Year 1-6, $2,185 for Year 7-10 and $2,250 for Year 7 to 13 applies.

Incidentals will continue to be charged monthly and be due the month following the month of invoice.

Fees may be paid by the following methods, please quote your daughter’s fees account as reference:

  • By direct debit from your nominated bank account. This is the only payment option for the 10-monthly payment plan and is the preferred payment method for all accounts. To set up a new direct debit, please complete all areas of this form and email it to accounts@qmc.school.nz
  • Online bank transfer direct to Queen Margaret College Fees Account, Westpac, Wellington. Account 03 0518 0316528 09
  • Online via credit card (2.5% surcharge applies)

Credit card surcharge is to cover the transaction fee charged to the College by the processor and is not retained by the College.

Interest of 5% per month may be charged on overdue accounts. Any expenses, costs or disbursements incurred by the College in recovering any outstanding monies, including debt collection agency fees and solicitor’s costs on an indemnity basis, will be charged to the account.

Family discount

Domestic fee payers with two or more children in Year 1-13 will receive a discount of 10% on tuition fees for the second and each subsequent student when all students are billed full tuition fees.

Forward Fees

Under the College’s Forward Fees programme, tuition and boarding fees for any number of years may be paid in advance. For more information, please contact the Business Manager.

Laptop Programme

In preparing our students for a digital world, Year 5–13 students participate in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programme and are required to bring their own device which meets specified criteria.

Email invoices

Monthly accounts are sent by email unless otherwise requested. Please email accounts@qmc.school.nz to request printed invoices.

Terms and Conditions

Please click here to read our terms and conditions of enrolment.