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Supporting Our Kura: The Impact of Parent Donations

Byron Lynds – Presiding Member, Board of Trustees

As members of our Wā Ora community, we are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to provide our tamariki with an authentic Montessori education. The school is very grateful for the donations we receive from families; these contributions play a vital role in sustaining and enhancing the quality of education our tamariki receive.

It’s essential to recognise the significance of Montessori education in shaping the future of our tamariki. The Montessori approach fosters independence, creativity, and a love for learning from a young age. It emphasises hands-on experiences and individualised instruction, laying a solid foundation for lifelong success. As parents, we are committed to ensuring that our tamariki have access to the best possible educational opportunities, and supporting our kura financially is a key part of fulfilling this commitment.

  • The donations we provide are allocated to various critical areas within the school. A portion of these funds is directed towards building costs, ensuring that our school facilities remain safe, welcoming, and conducive to learning. Unlike in a state school where the Government owns the land and buildings, the Board owns the buildings and is responsible for their upkeep. Whether it’s renovating classrooms, maintaining outdoor spaces, or investing in essential infrastructure, these expenses are essential for creating an optimal learning environment for our tamariki.
  • Parent donations contribute significantly to the acquisition of Montessori materials. These materials are the cornerstone of the Montessori method, providing hands-on learning experiences that engage and inspire young minds. From sensorial materials to math manipulatives and language materials, these resources allow our tamariki to explore and discover at their own pace, fostering a deep understanding of concepts and igniting their natural curiosity.
  • Furthermore, our donations support the hiring of additional kaiako and staff members, ensuring that our school maintains low student-to-teacher ratios and personalised attention for each ākonga. This enables us to uphold the principles of individualised instruction and holistic development that are central to the Montessori philosophy. By investing in qualified kaiako, we empower our tamariki to thrive academically, socially and emotionally, laying the groundwork for their future success.

In conclusion, our parent donations are a testament to our commitment to providing our tamariki with the best possible education. By supporting our kura financially, we contribute to its continued growth and excellence. From building costs to Montessori materials and additional teachers, every dollar we donate makes a tangible difference in the lives of our tamariki. Together, let us continue to invest in the future of our community and ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our Wā Ora family.

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