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Along with winter comes those days when we have to make decisions about the school opening time because of snow and/or icy conditions. We have to consider not only conditions in the immediate community, but also those throughout the city. It may be suitable for children to walk to school, but impossible for staff from other suburbs to arrive as usual.
Be default we apply a 10am start, but as daylight comes, we have a better idea of conditions and it may be that school will be closed for the day in the case of heavy snow.
For more information on what you can do on such days, click here.
School donation ‘invoices’ have been sent home with your child(ren) this week. Please check your eldest child’s bag for your invoice.
Many people wonder what school donations are and what they are used for. Here are some FAQ about the donations:
Q: What does this donation cover?
A: The donation helps the school purchase resources that might not otherwise be possible.
Q: Have I not already paid this?
A: Most families have not. The payment at the start of the year included stationery and activity fee (for class trips). We delay the donation invoices to allow families to take a ‘breather’ after the large costs associated with the start of a school year.
Q: How can I pay the donation?
A: There are many ways to pay – cash, cheque, EFTPOS, direct credit, or by instalment. For payment by direct credit, our bank account number is 03-0905-0905218-00
Q: Can I claim back this donation in my tax?
A: Yes. You can claim up to 33% of the donation. For more information on tax credits go towww.ird.govt.nz/income-tax-individual/tax-credits/dch-taxcredits/#claim
Q: If I have an automatic payment, does the donation automatically came off my account?
A: No, we need your permission to take if off, as donations are voluntary payments.
Thank you all for your support!