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School Donation

A Budget 2019 initiative saw Decile 1-7 state and state integrated School Boards able to choose to receive a $150.00 per student, per year payment instead of seeking donations from parents. As a result, the Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School Board of Trustees has opted into the Government School Donations Scheme. This means that the Government will pay the school $150.00 per student per year and the school will not ask you for any donations except for overnight camps.

The school will not charge you for anything involved in the core learning programme known as the school curriculum. This includes day trips to Mauao, the museum and other short field trips. The school will, however, still seek donations to cover the cost of the year 7 overnight camp at Ngatuhoa Lodge as this is an exception to the Government Donations scheme. There will be times when the school offers a goods and service item that is not included in the school curriculum offered free to students and their whanau. Specific details will be provided at the time this offer is made.

While the Government Donations Scheme will cover the cost of providing the core school curriculum, it doesn’t cover significant projects like the Outdoor Arena or the Olympus Fitness Course. To fund these additional resources, the school will continue to fundraise and will be grateful for any donations parents, whanau and the wider community make towards improving the facilities and resources at Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School.

School uniforms and stationery are not included in the Government $150.00 donation scheme and remain a cost to parents. The school will, however, make stationery packs available for pre-purchase as an additional Goods and Service that families can opt to use.

For more information about the Government $150.00 Donation Scheme 2023: Click here

Stationery Information

Parents are expected to provide stationery for all school programmes.

This year stationery packs can be purchased online from Office Max and they can deliver the packs to you for a small delivery fee.

You are also more than welcome to buy the stationery elsewhere at a local supplier, eg Bay Office Products Depot, Warehouse Stationery, etc. For a full list of our stationery requirements, please see the list below:


Year 7 and 8
Item Quantity Details
1B8 6 Ruled
1E8 2 Quad book
14B8 1 Refill
Clear File (20 page) 1 Display Book A4
Ruler clear 300mm 1 Not flexi
Pencil eraser white 1
Scissors 1 6”
Highlighter pens 2 Yellow/Green
HB pencil 4
Ballpoint pen 5 Blue
Ballpoint pen 3 Red
Glue Stick (Green/Yellow) 2 35gm
12 x colour pencils 1 pkt
Protractor 1


We encourage you to buy your stationery before school begins on 31st January 2023.

Non Compulsory Activities

Parents will be asked to give permission for students to participate in camps, field trips, sports teams and cultural activities. These incur costs that must be paid by parents/caregivers of students who opt to participate in them. These costs may include such items as transport, accommodation, hiring of equipment, coaching expenses etc.
EFTPOS is available at the school office.

Astroturf For Hire

Parents and caregivers of current pupils are able to have access to the school artificial courts (Astroturf) during out of school hours. Turf hire is $20 annually. Please contact the office for a code and user’s agreement.