WHY DO WE ASK FOR CONTRIBUTIONS?
Our government operational grant aims to provide a solid basic education for all of our students. However, it does not cover the cost of providing the broader, richer programme of learning that offers our students opportunities, resources and an overall education that goes beyond the basics. As a Decile 10 school our Government funding is considerably less than a lower Decile school receives. Although the Decile system is being removed, there will be no change to our Government funding until at least 2024. Your contribution is essential.
Providing additional staffing, learning support and ensuring high-quality professional development for our teachers, as well as capital works items such as shade, seating, landscaping and playgrounds all require additional funds that we need to raise by other means. This is achieved primarily through donations, as well as other fundraising initiatives through our wonderful FoHPS group (who are always looking for people to help out, offer ideas, etc. )and hireage of our school hall to Counties Kidz and our Steam space to Bricks4Kids.
RECOGNISING DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES
If your family finds the level of requested contribution difficult, we understand this and would appreciate any amount you feel you can afford. Equally, your contribution isn’t limited to the amount suggested and any additional donation is much appreciated, as this further enhances the learning opportunities and school experience for our students!
Your financial support is a valuable contribution to our ability to offer a rich programme with strong achievement outcomes that encourage a love of learning for all our children and we can’t emphasise enough the important difference that your school contributions make to what our school is able to offer.
HOW CAN WE CONTRIBUTE?
The amount requested at Hingaia Peninsula school is $200 per student/year.
The easiest way is to make payment through our online shop - payment portal, Kindo. Alternatively please ask at the office for an invoice and bank account details.
Thank you for your contribution to making learning awesome at HPS!
We make sure that every dollar makes a real difference to our students!