Costs

donations

Parent contributions are vital to support the rich educational opportunities at Bayfield School.


The school donation is not a fee and payment of it is not compulsory. However, parents are encouraged to make a donation to the school as it is a critical source of funding for the school. Our children have the benefit of resources, approaches and opportunities we can be very proud of. This is achieved through the support of our parents, reflected in time and money.


The Ministry of Education operations grant to the school does not cover all the actual costs incurred by the school in a number of areas (including staffing, resourcing costs for students requiring additional learning support, cleaning, caretaking and maintenance costs), and we do not receive any funding at all for our music teacher or librarian. Donations, fundraising and any other revenue raised are used to cover these costs. Currently we need to raise approximately $200,000 through donations and other fundraising to meet the costs of running the school that are not funded by the Ministry.

Suggested school donation:

Full year donation $515

Term donation (4 per year) $128.70

Monthly automatic payment (10 per year Feb-Nov) $51.50

Options for payment:

Pay via the Kindo app which can be accessed here or


you can pay via internet banking at: ASB Ponsonby 123019 0463762 04

Please put your child’s family name as the reference

We require a copy of the transaction confirmation for our accountants. This can be emailed to office@bayfield.school.nz or printed and brought into the office.

All donations are tax deductible and receipts are available. Thank you for your generous support.

other fees

These cover the costs of your child's stationery pack, online subscriptions, and trips/activities to be enjoyed by your child. While you are not obliged to pay a donation you are required to pay for your child's stationery and their activity fees.


These include


  • Swimming: This covers the costs (including transport) of swimming lessons at the Tepid Baths with AUSTSWIM qualified swim school instructors. Lessons take place in Term 1 for Years 3-6 and Term 4 for Years 0-2 over 2 weeks. Years 3-6 have 10 lessons and Years 0-2 have 8 lessons.


  • Mathletics: This covers the licence fee for your child to access the Mathletics website (Y0-6).


  • Reading Eggs: This covers the licence fee for your child to access the Reading Eggs website (Y0-3).

  • EOTC/Trips: Over the year, teams will go on trips, to outside providers & performances. This covers the cost of these and buses. Details are advised via newsletters. (EOTC stands for Education Outside The Classroom)


  • Stationery: Each year children require the purchase of a stationery pack. Our supplier is Educational Essentials Ltd (EEL).


  • Camp: In term 1, our senior students have the opportunity to go on camp (Y5-6).

The relevant fees are added to Kindo where payment can be made.