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Financial costs and donations to your child’s education


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

The Education Act 1989 gives the right to free enrolment and free education in New Zealand for every New Zealand resident from the age of 5 to 18 years.

Unfortunately, the funding received by schools only provides for the very basic curriculum delivery. We pride ourselves by offering enhanced learning opportunities for all students, but to make this happen we rely on your contributions. These contributions are outlined in the school course/options booklet and are on the stationery lists.

Your donation can be claimed annually as a tax credit using the Inland Revenue form IR526. The college will provide you with a contribution statement in April each year. We strongly encourage you to claim the 33% tax rebate for your donation to the education of your child.


Financial Hardship

Sometimes family circumstances change. If you find yourself unable to contribute to the costs above, please come in and talk to either: Business Manager or a  member of our Senior Leadership Team. The College can access funds and trusts to support families in need.