2023 School Donations

2023 School Donations

Much of the specialist resourcing and equipment, additional staffing, and improvements to amenities we want for our students are not covered by the funding we receive from the government.  

We received a very high level of support from our community in 2022, and for this, we are indeed thankful.  We rely heavily on your generosity and value donations to ensure we can offer the very best level of education possible.

The following is a breakdown of the donations requested for 2023:

• School Donation - $275 per student

• Technology Donation - $100 per family

• Development Fund Donation - $150 per family

Donations for one student attending total $525.

Payment Information

You may choose to pay through the Kamar Parent Portal, direct credit, automatic payment or through the Resource Centre using cash, Eftpos and credit card. You may make your payment in one lump sum or spread your payments by term, monthly or fortnightly.  All payments are gratefully received.

The school bank account is Hutt Valley High School 02-0528-0030654-000.

When paying online please reference your student's ID number and 'donation'.

For any enquiries regarding your account, contact the Resource Centre at resource.centre@hvhs.school.nz or (04) 570 3551.

School Donations are Tax Deductible

We recommend that families read the Inland Revenue’s information on donation tax credits - https://www.ird.govt.nz/income-tax/income-tax-for-individuals/individual-tax-credits/tax-credits-for-donations.  In April of each year, you’ll receive a statement of amounts paid to Hutt Valley High School, and you may be able to claim back 33.33% of the money donated.

Please see the information below for additional information on the 2023 donations requested and the activities they will fund.  We greatly appreciate payment of the annual donations.

Breakdown of Donations

School Donation - $275 Per Student

The Board of Trustees has set the school donation for this year at $275 for the first child, $175 for the secondstudent in the family and $100 for the third and subsequent students.

The school donation helps provide some of the things that our parents, whānau and students deserve but government funding doesn’t cover.

Your donation helps pay for:

• the school’s First Aid Officer who helps support our student’s health and wellbeing.

• additional staff to help students access counselling support.

• additional equipment and supplies for our classrooms and the library.

• resources to help support educational, sporting and cultural opportunities e.g. Kapa haka, Coordinator in the Sports Department and Pasifika group.

• additional Learning Support Assistants (Teacher Aides) for in-class support.

Technology Donation - $100 Per Family

Access to technology that prepares students for work and life beyond school is essential for learning. To meet the curriculum's demands and prepare our students for their futures our ICT infrastructure (services and equipment) must meet high specifications. Every year we supplement the shortfall between what we receive from the government and the actual costs for ICT infrastructure and technical support.

Your donation helps pay for:

• Dedicated technical staff available to support staff and students enabling digital issues to be resolved quickly.

• High specification laptops and graphic design software for Art Design, Digital Technology, Computer Science, Design and Visual Communication, Music and Media Studies courses.

• Access to Chromebooks for students who do not own a device or whose device is undergoing repairs.

Development Fund Donation - $150 Per Family

This fund supports projects beyond the scope of the Ministry of Education’s funding. By donating, parents can help support the funding of amenities currently being used by their students to help make the school a more engaging place.

Your donation helps pay for:

• redevelopment of the Lower Gym.

• vans to transport students on educational, cultural and sporting trips.

• security cameras.

• enhancements to outdoor areas e.g. shade sails, drinking fountains and outdoor seating.

Donations to the Development Fund will also support new building projects and refurbishment to enable us to fitout and furnish at a standard that enhances our learning environments.

Every year we supplement the shortfall between what we receive from the government and what infrastructure, technical support and equipment costs. We receive $67,000 and spend up to $450,000.

Sports Fees
All sports registrations are via the online form. Parents and students should complete the form together. Students will not be eligible to play for their selected sport/s if this is not done and the registration fee is not paid. All sports fees are paid to the Resource Centre.

Statement of Payments and Receipts
A statement can be posted or emailed to you on request. This will show all transactions that have gone through your student's financial records, even those paid by another payment method. The first statement is released once all courses are confirmed and no more changes are to be made (middle of term 1). Once your student is attending HVHS you can also view the status of your student’s financial record by signing into the Kamar Parent Portal using your caregiver password.