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Cost

Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School is an independent, private school and relies on parents’ financial contributions to operate. We ask parents to give generously so that we can realise our vision of being a flourishing centre of Waldorf education.

The School maintains the principle that parents are contributing to make the education available for all and that no child should be denied access to the education due to their family’s financial circumstances. On this basis, any family in genuine financial hardship may seek an adjustment to the School fees.

 

How parents are expected to contribute to the life of the School

  • Contribute financially to the best of their ability
  • Attend class parent meetings generally held once a term
  • Read the weekly newsletter and other communication from the School
  • Support class duties at School Festivals
  • Attend community meetings generally held once a term
  • Participate in School working bees
  • Get involved in fundraising activities such as the annual Advent Fair, the monthly Titirangi Village Market and the Forest Folk store.

Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School receives government funding to provide basic early childhood services up to 30 hours per week per child, up to a child’s 6th birthday.

Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School asks parents to make contributions to early childhood care in order to maintain the special Steiner Waldorf approach including the beautiful natural environment and playthings, nutritious homemade morning teas, high teacher to child ratio for the Ngahere bush kindergarten, celebration of festivals, and arts and crafts materials.

All early childhood financial contributions made are donations and eligible for a tax refund of up to 33%.

2019 Early Childhood Contributions Requested

52 Weekly Payments 26 Fortnightly Payments 12 Monthly Payments 4 Termly Payments 1 Annual Payment
Nursery

1-3 days per week

$34.62 $69.23 $150 $450 $1,800
Nursery

4-5 days per week

$57.69 $115.38 $250 $750 $3,000
Kindergarten

1-5 days per week under 6 years

$57.69 $115.38 $250 $750 $3,000
Kindergarten

1-5 days per week from 6 years*

$115.38 $230.77 $500 $1,500 $6,000

*When a child turns 6 government funding for early childhood stops. You are requested to double your contribution from your child’s 6th birthday until the end of the year. For example, if your child turns 6 in July, the total annual contribution requested would be $4500, made up of $1500 (two terms when 5 years) plus $3000 (two terms when 6 years).

Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School receives minimal government funding for school services.

Parents are asked to commit to a payment for the year to cover tuition (teacher salaries) school resources and maintaining facilities. Support and tuition beyond the standard provision will be charged for, as will other exceptional charges such as class trips, recorders and calculators.

Any family in genuine financial hardship may request an adjustment to the fees.

2019 School Costs

52 Weekly Payments 26 Fortnightly Payments 12 Monthly Payments 4 Termly Payments 1 Annual Payment
1 Child $124.04 $248.08 $537.50 $1,612.50 $6,450
2 Children $208.65 $417.31 $904.17 $2,712.50 $10,850
3+ Children $293.27 $586.54 $1,270.83 $3,812.50 $15,250

School costs include:

  • a fee of $4,500 including GST (first child)
  • a fee of $2,800 including GST (subsequent children)
  • an annual donation of $1,500 per child (which is eligible for a tax refund of up to 33%, and the school does not pay GST on)
  • a fee of $100 including GST per child for resources
  • a fee of $350 including GST per family for cleaning and maintenance.

 

Financial adjustment application

Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School maintains the principle that parents are contributing to make the education available for all and that no child should be denied access to the education due to their family’s financial circumstances.

On this basis, a family in genuine financial hardship may apply for a financial adjustment if they are not able to contribute the full school fees requested.

All parents/caregivers applying for a financial adjustment must fully complete the Financial Adjustment Form.

 

Criteria for financial adjustment acceptance

All fully complete applications will be considered by the School’s administration.

In all cases, consideration will be given to the number of children / total cost and the family’s overall income and ability to contribute financially.

Families are expected to have explored every avenue to increase their income. This includes but is not limited to savings, property equity, investments, trust accounts and wider family contributions.

Adjustments are approved for one year only. To receive a further financial adjustment, families must reapply each year. Decisions not to approve an adjustment may be reconsidered by the Trust on request.