Summary of Financial Contributions for 2021

Tēnā koutou Ridgway families

This notice sets out our Voluntary Donation requests and our Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) activities for the year. All donations are tax deductable.

Voluntary School Donation

The Voluntary School Donation amounts are unchanged since 2013 and are shown in the table below. This donation is a contribution towards day to day curriculum costs and enables us to purchase such things as art supplies, library books and ICT equipment.

Family payment

Per Term

Per Year

One child

$60

$240

Two children

$108

$432

Three children

$162

$648

Swimming Donation

The Swimming Donation covers the cost of swimming programmes that all children will participate in during term 3.

We request a voluntary Swimming donation of $55 per tamariki.

Mathletics Donation

Students in Years 4 - 8 use Mathletics to support their leaning in maths. Mathletics is an internationally recognised online learning platform that can be closely linked to the classroom programme and provides teachers and students with another tool to ensure success in maths. Students can access it all year round.

If your tamariki is in Year 4 - 8 we request a voluntary Mathletics donation of $30.00 per tamariki (or $7.50 per term)

Mathseeds and Reading Eggs Donation

Students in Years 1 - 3 use Mathseeds and Reading Eggs to support their leaning in maths and reading. These are internationally recognised online learning platforms that can be closely linked to the classroom programme and provides teachers and students with another tool to ensure success in maths and reading. Students can access it all year round.

If your tamariki is in Year 1 - 3 we request a voluntary Mathseeds and Readig Eggs donation of $30.00 per tamariki (or $7.50 per term)

Prime Maths

Students in Years 3 - 5 use Prime Maths Books we request a voluntary Prime Maths donation of $10.00 per tamariki

Technology Donation

Year 7 and 8 tamariki attend technology classes at Mt Cook School throughout the school year. The technology donation is set by Mt Cook School, and paid to them by Ridgway School in a lump sum to cover the cost of materials used. If your tamariki is in Year 7 or 8 we request a voluntary Technology donation of $125.00 or $31.25 per term.

Making donations

Schools are not able to demand payment for compulsory curriculum activities, however we request your serious consideration to making voluntary donations towards the costs of providing Swimming, Reading Eggs/Mathseeds, Prime Maths, Mathletics and Technology. By supporting the school in this way you ensure our ability to provide a broad range of learning experiences that benefit all of our tamariki.

Payments can be made via online banking or at the office (eftpos or cash). For online banking (you may choose to either make a one off payment or set up a series of automatic payments to spread the cost over time).

Ridgway School Account Number: 12 3141 0104464 00

Thank you for supporting our tamariki.

Kathryn Smith

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