ACTIVITY Costs 2019
Koru Team – $50.00
Mathletics, Reading digital resources subsidy $20, Trips and visits $25.00, Life Education $5.00
Harakeke Team – $50.00
Mathletics, Reading digital resources subsidy $20, Trips and visits plus buses $30.00
Pohutukawa Team – $65.00
Mathletics, Reading digital resources subsidy $20, Trips and visits $45
Extracurricular activities refer to an activity that is not a part of the delivery of the core curriculum at school but is provided to our students to enrich and enhance their learning experience.
Families will be informed in advance of any such activity and the cost for their child to participate. Some examples are school trips, visiting drama groups, school camp, Maths Whizz programmes, sport zone competitions, netball and flippaball. By signing a permission form or making the requested payment, you are giving permission for your child to participate in the extracurricular activity. It is acceptable for the school to involve the child in alternative activities should a parent choose non-participation. Equally it is acceptable for the school to include a child if the cost is inhibitive for the parent. If there is genuine hardship in paying for any of the extracurricular activities, please come and have a confidential and sensitive discussion with one of our senior leaders (Alison Spence or Catherine Palmer).
Mathletics: the school is able to get student licences for these valuable online learning programmes at a heavily discounted price. The school is paying part of this in 2019 so we can utilise the programme as part of our numeracy programmes. Children will be provided a logon and password early in Term 1.
SCHOOL VOLUNTARY DONATIONS
The school relies heavily on its community to provide many of the basic activities and resources used by the school. Although the Ministry of Education pays for all capital expenditure and the salaries of teaching staff, the school community is required to raise a significant amount in locally raised funds.
As a decile 9 school, Kohia Terrace School is provided with low level government support. The Ministry of Education funds schools based on the information provided in the four- yearly nationwide census. The per student targeted funding for Educational Achievement component for a decile 9 school is $29.22, for a decile 1A school it is $914.87 Families are asked to make a voluntary donation to assist in making up the shortfall of seen and unseen costs that enable us to provide an exciting environment with rich learning experiences, which benefits our students collectively.
To help meet the school’s aspirations, the Board of Trustees has set the requested voluntary donation for 2019 at $440 per child if paid by the end of term 1. Donations made after this date should be $480 per child. The lower rate is offered for early payment as this allows certainty of funding for programmes the school will not otherwise be able to fund. There is also a discount for families with three children currently at the school. The total amount for these families is $1120. For four children the amount requested is $1360.
Donations can be made at any time throughout the year. Please see the link in the School Shop (Kindo) to make your payments online. Receipts are provided to enable families to seek a 33% tax rebate from the Inland Revenue Department for this donation.
Last payments at reduced rate are the end of term 1.
All requests for money are put in writing to you. Children should not have money at school except to pay for extracurricular activities such as sport zone events.
No more scrabbling about for change or trying to remember where you filed the last school notice. No more payment mix-ups.
Kindo takes care of all your school payments plus more…
We also accept payments via telephone, internet, or banking direct into our bank account. Please clearly label payments with the child’s name and reason for payment eg. donation, activity fee.
Kohia Terrace School (12-3048-0433992-00)
Remember, you are able to claim a tax rebate on school fees of up to 33% of this donation. Visit the IRD website at http://www.ird.govt.nz/income-tax-individual/tax-credits/dch-taxcredits/ or click here to download an IR526 rebate form.