2023 School Donation
Each year, the donations received by our school whānau make a huge difference in what we can offer our students. The school donation is voluntary, so thank you again to those who contributed last year and those who have already contributed this year, we are very grateful for your continued support.
While our school is primarily funded by the Ministry of Education, that funding only covers the basic needs of the school (our teachers, property and administrative resources). It doesn’t cover the ‘extras’ that we need to provide the high level of resources we want to offer our tamariki. Last year, we received donations of $28,500 from our whānau, which was down from $33,000 and $34,000 in the years prior.
These extras have included the Chromebooks, our expanded library collection and the running of our renovated swimming pool (with year-round lessons).
This year, donations will contribute to a number of projects including converting the lighting to more efficient LEDs in classrooms, planned refresh/maintenance of the junior playground, and we are assessing the feasibility of converting the lawn next to the swimming pool to artificial grass so that it is usable year-round.
In line with the government donation scheme the suggested donation this year is $150 per student.
We are aware that the cost of living is impacting many of our whānau. As it is a donation the amount is up to you and voluntary. If this amount is a stretch, feel free to adjust it accordingly. If you are able to make a donation, you can generate a Tax Receipt directly from your Hero account. This lets you claim back one third of your donation from the IRD.
Donation payments can be made:
At the school office in cash or by Eftpos or credit card
By direct credit to the school bank account. Plimmerton School Board of Trustees: 12-3478-0062343-00. Please state your child’s surname and DONATION as the reference.
Alternatively, please complete the School Donations form on our school website to request payment of the donation via your Hero account – you can then pay this off over the next few weeks.
We appreciate your support.