School donations will be changing slightly in 2020 as there are new guidelines from the Ministry of Education about donations for schools and the inclusivity of activities for our tamariki during the school year.
Thank you for your support and your contributions for our donations. We would not be able to operate our school without this contribution from parents.
Richmond Road School has a recommended donation structure. While this is not a fee and therefore not compulsory, all families are encouraged to make a donation to the school as it is a critical source of funding.
A tax rebate can be claimed for school donations.
The Ministry of Education operations grant does not cover all the actual costs of running the school, especially with our specialty pathways and language opportunities that make our kura unique. While Ministry funding enables us to cover the basics in core subject areas, these are some examples of where we rely on other sources of income to enrich opportunities for our children:
We are very proud of what our school is achieving and this was reflected in our last, excellent ERO report. Your support is important in helping Te Kura o Ritimana continue to ‘Grow together as One’. We can’t emphasise enough the important difference that your school donations make to what our school is able to offer. Thank you for your support!
IRD Donation Rebate
The IRD rules state that the following payments qualify for the Donation Rebate
While we would prefer to receive the total donation in one lump sum, we recognise that this can be a financial burden and if you would like to make arrangements to pay in instalments, we offer the following options:
1. One-off payment*
2. Term by term
3. Monthly (11 months)
4. Weekly (40 weeks)
Contact the office to ask about setting up an automatic payment.
Preferred payment Method
Our preferred method of payment is online with Kindo. You can login to Kindo on the school website by clicking on https://shop.tgcl.co.nz.
Kindo will send you a tax donation receipt to use for your tax rebate.
Other payment options:
Richmond Road School
Please ensure the following is used to reference the payment:
Particulars: child(s) surname
Code: child(s) ruma
Activity Fee & Camp
We will not be charging an activity fee as the Ministry of Education has made changes to how schools are able to access contributions from their school communities.
A donation of $550 will be requested from Year 5 and 6 families in 2020 to allow us to provide the opportunity for our Year 5 and 6 students to go to camp.