School Payments Information

ACTIVITY Costs 2024

Koru Team 

Year 1 – $40.00
To cover Life Education and Conscious Kids programmes

Year 2 and 3 – $65.50
To cover Reading Eggs, Mathletics, Life Education and Conscious Kids programmes

Harakeke Team – $70.00
To cover Life Education and Mathletics programmes, and two trips

Pohutukawa Team

Year 7 – $45.00, Spec $20.00
To cover Maths Mate, end-of-year trip, EPRO8, Year 8 Graduation and materials and ingredients for Spec

Year 8 – $70.00,  Spec $20.00
To cover Maths Mate, end-of-year trip, EPRO8 and materials and ingredients for Spec

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, digital learning support, 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).


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 $32.69 for a decile 1C school it is $826.59. 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.

The Ministry of Education payment of $150 per student, to replace all requests to parents for donations is open to decile 1 – 7 schools only, we are decile 9. 

To help meet the school’s aspirations, the Board of Trustees has set the requested voluntary donation for 2022 as follows:

1 child  - $495
2 children  - $990
3 children - $1238 (the third child receives a 50% discount)

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.

The school will send out a 'request for payment' at the beginning of the school year, and at the beginning of terms 3 and 4


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.

Kindo: 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…

  • Pay for a range of product and services, for all your children, on the one site with one payment
  • No need for your children to carry cash
  • Keep track of purchases with our order and payment history
  • No more paper permission slips, they’re all online!
  • Purchases can be made 24/7, from anywhere

We also accept payments via telephone or internet banking. Please clearly label payments with the child’s name and reason for payment e.g. donation, activity fee.

Kohia Terrace School Bank Account  (12-3048-0433992-00)

Payment by credit card or EFTPOS can be made at the office.

Remember, you are able to claim a tax rebate on school fees of up to 33% of this donation. Visit the IRD website or click here to download an IR526 rebate form.