Donation & Fees

​Thank you for choosing to send your child / children to Whenuapai School.  We are looking forward to a year full of opportunities, experiences and learning adventures.

To aid us in providing your children with the best learning environment we depend on your school donations and classroom levies. Your school donations go directly towards reading resources, computer software, mathematics equipment, photocopying and essential operations and materials for the learning process.

Our school donations for 2020 will be:
1 child           $180 (tax refund $60)
2+ children    $330 (tax refund $110)

While these amounts are considered a donation, we rely heavily on them.  The operational grant from the Ministry of Education covers only the basic administration, teaching and property running costs of the school – not the additional resources and equipment that parents expect and want to be available for their children to enhance effective teaching and learning.  Whenuapai School is a decile 9 school and receives limited government funding by comparison to a decile 1 school, and therefore we look to our parents and community for support.

In addition, we do apply a classroom levy to cover the costs of

  • Learning resources such as maths counters, activity equipment, play money etc
  • Classroom materials such as paints, coloured paper, string etc
  • Classroom stationery, to minimise the additional stationery each child requires.

These items are extremely important resources for each classroom and assist our teaching staff to deliver our curriculum. They are not funded in any way by the Ministry of Education.

For 2020 the classroom donation will be

  • Year 0 – 3: $60.00 (tax refund $20)
  • Year 4 – 8: $90.00 (tax refund $30)

We are happy to discuss options and/or assist with setting up an automatic payment.
Your donation to the school is tax deductible, please ask us if you want more information.
We appreciate your on-going support and involvement in your child’s education.

Online payments 
Should you have any queries please contact Tony Hitchcock by email:
Bank Account details: 12 3085 0494188 00
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