School Costs

School Donation

A Budget 2019 initiative saw Decile 1-7 state and state integrated Boards of Trustees 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 resolved to again opt into the Government School Donations Scheme for 2023. 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 planned for the top astroturf next year. 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 go to:


Parents are expected to provide stationery for all school programmes. The school provides stationery packs as a service to parents at a very competitive price.

The school will have Year 7 and Year 8 stationery packs available for the beginning of the school year. These can be pre-ordered and paid for before the end of Term 4. The contents will be consistent across the school, and include the option of purchasing the regulation school cap or hat. A calculator, which must have a percentage facility, is available from school. A dictionary is a requirement and is part of the stationery pack. Students will also need a pencil case. Packs are competitively priced and we encourage students to purchase their stationery in this way.

EFTPOS is available.

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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.