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Donations

Maraetai Beach School is a Decile 10 school. As such, we receive the lowest possible level of funding from the Government to run our school.  The Government currently funds schools (decile 1 – 7) $150 per student in lieu of seeking parent donations.  Maraetai Beach School does not qualify for this as we are a decile 10.  Maraetai Beach School does rely on donations to ensure the schools’ finances and resources work in the best possible way and we can continue to deliver a high quality education for every child. Your donation forms a vital part of the finance plan, included in our budget and resource allocations for the 2021 school year.

Receipts will be issued for all donations so that you can claim back the tax if you wish.

Here is the donation structure:

1 Child - $230
2 Children - $415
3+ Children - $520

Examples of where the school allocates your donation include (but are not limited to):

  • Funding of additional teaching staff not funded by the Ministry of Education to keep our class sizes low
  • Extra funding of Learning Assistants not funded by the Ministry of Education, to assist all students including those with learning and support needs
  • Funding of additional support and extension programmes not funded by the Ministry of Education
  • Maintenance and operation of our school pool which is not funded by the Ministry of Education
  • Curriculum resourcing to ensure the best for our students
  • Digital Technology equipment including resources for our robotics programme

In order to provide the best possible opportunities for our children the Board sincerely hopes that they can rely on your continued support and payment of the school donation. 

Activity Cost

In addition to the donations outlined above, we have outlined the Activity costs for the 2021 school year.  Costs for these extra-curricular activities are compulsory.  Your payment ensures that all students are able to benefit from participating in these special experiences.  The activity cost is outlined overleaf and is linked specifically to year group activities. 
 
The activity cost does not cover school camps.   There is a school camp planned for Year 4, Years 5&6, and Years 7&8.  Details of this will be communicated to the year groups specifically. 

 

Payment

Please make payment through the Kindo website from Term 1 2021.  Receipts will be issued for all donations so that you can claim back the tax if you wish.
 
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss the payment options available, in confidence, please contact Tristan in the office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Any donation is gratefully accepted. Donations in excess of the requested donation amount are always welcomed. The attached form can be amended accordingly. We do appreciate your support of our school not only from a donation request, but in the many other ways you support us with school events and activities.

 

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Activity Cost 2021

 

Junior School

Sculpture Visit- Riverhaven

$25

Playhouse Theatre

$5

Production

$10

Drumming group

$5

Buses for cross country

$5

TOTAL

$45

 

Middle School

Playhouse Theatre

$5

Production

$10

Drumming group

$5

Buses for cross country

$5

Buses for athletics

$5

TOTAL

$30

 

Senior School

Playhouse Theatre

$5

Production

$10

Drumming group

$5

Buses for cross country

$5

Buses for athletics

$5

Positive Puberty Health Lessons

$15

TOTAL

$45

 

Intermediate School

Playhouse Theatre

$5

Production

$10

Drumming group

$5

Buses for cross country

$5

Buses for athletics

$5

Positive Puberty Health Lessons

$15

Technology

$100

TOTAL

$145

 

EOTC and Camp Costs

Year 3 – Big Foot Adventure 9 April $60

Year 4 – Chosen Valley 8 – 9 April $135

Year 5&6 Carey Park Christian Camp 17 – 19 March $295

Year 7&8 Raglan 11 – 14 May TBC

Optional Costs

School Yearbook $25

Additional Science Badges (for Intermediate students who wish to $7ea

complete in excess of the 2 provided).

 

These costs may be paid for in bulk, or as they occur, depending on your preference using Kindo.

Go to www.kindo.co.nz or click on the link through the school shop on our website www.maraetaibeach.school.nz