Financial Information

School Donations

The school donation is a voluntary payment that the College requests from families.
While the government provides funds for the majority of the costs of running the College, the school donation is needed to provide facilities and services for the students that are not funded by the government. Examples include the purchase of library books and computers.
The donation requested is $100 for a single student and $150 for a family. The donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be provided.


Subject Fee/Contribution

A subject fee is a charge for materials where the end product belongs to the student and is taken home, eg technology projects.
Details of the subject fees/contributions are in the Pathway Booklets. When signing the course selection form, parents indicate that they are aware of the fees/contributions and will undertake to pay these fees/contributions for courses their child is enrolled in.


Activity Fees

This is charge for some of the school activities and it is used to cover the actual costs of the activity. Activity fees are charged for activities such as camps, sports teams, subject field trips, and performances. Parents will be told about the activity fee in a letter prior to the activity. Activity fees need to be paid prior to the event and are usually returned with permission slips.

If a family has concerns regarding their ability to pay any fees they should contact the Guidance Counsellor [Ms Bridget Scott] or the Finance Manager [Mrs Janise Clark] to discuss options available.


Bank Details

All payments to school (school fees, activity fees, NCEA fees, etc) can be made by direct credit to the following bank account:

Ellesmere College BNZ Leeston 02-0860-0074747-00

Please include the student’s name and the reason for the payment, eg Camp Fees, as a reference.