Donations and Activity Fees


Whangaparaoa Primary School is rated decile 9. While this has many advantages (community, student attitude, high achievement etc.), its biggest difficulty is that annually we receive only a fraction of the Ministry of Education funding that is given to Low Decile Schools (approximately $800 per student LESS than a decile 1 school).

In 2017 our projected expense to run the school is $1,200,459
the income we receive is $1,015,090
you can see there is a $185,000 shortfall of income.

This is why we depend on our parent community for significant levels of support and fundraising to try to give our students as many opportunities as possible and not disadvantage them.

We therefore ask parents to make an annual donation, which the Board of Trustees tries to keep to a minimum, but without which, would be impossible to function. Any payments through the year of instalments, would also be appreciated.


2017 Donation Requested               Activity Fee For School Trips and Events – but not Camps 
One Child $145 Year 1/2 $35.00
Two Children $230 Year 3/4 $40.00
Three or more children $255 Year 5/6 $50.00



In 2017 we are offering parents the choice of paying a lump sum to cover the school trips and events.

The aim of the lump sum is so expenses can be paid at one time, rather than having frequent requests. The Activity fee will also significantly reduce the administration time of multiple transactions. You are still welcome to pay at the time of the experience.

The Activity fee does not include camp experiences.

Payment Options

Instalments – please contact the office. We are happy to take instalments that suit your circumstances.

Cheque, Cash, Visa/MasterCard

Internet Banking:

Whangaparaoa Primary School - ASB Account No. 12 3084 0091475 00

Particulars: Family Name

Codes: Donation or Act Fee. If paying both, code is: Don/Act Fee

Reference: Oldest Child’s Name