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 opt into the Government School Donations Scheme for 2020. 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 2020 go to: