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Financial information

As a state integrated school, Wā Ora is able to offer an authentic Montessori education to our students more affordably than anywhere else in the world. The fees, costs and donations are outlined below. All fees include GST.

Enrolment Fee

A non-refundable application fee is payable when applying to enrol in the preschool. This enables your child to be placed on the  waiting list. The application fee is $85 for your first child and $25 for siblings. This fee does not guarantee placement. There is no enrolment fee for the primary and high school.

Bond

A Bond of $500 per family is payable upon confirmation of a place in the preschool. This is refunded when the last child in the family leaves Wā Ora , providing this is at the completion of Year 7 or later.

Under Three Playgroup Fees

$95/child/term for one morning.
$190/child/term for two mornings.
$285/child/term for three mornings.

Wā Ora Montessori Preschool School Fees

Monday – Friday 8.45am to 3.00pm
$740 per term

A place in the preschool is for 31.25 hours a week, whether you fully utilise this or not. 20 hours ECE government funding covers 20 hours each week; the fee for the remaining hours is $740 per term.

Wā Ora Montessori Area School Donation

Monday – Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
Donation: $740 per term
Activities: $65 per term

Please note that while the primary school payment is a donation, it is necessary to ensure our school can offer your child an authentic Montessori programme.

Other costs

Annual Costs Civil Defence Levy: $2 per child per term
Wā Ora Year book: $3.25 per family per term
Montessori Aotearoa NZ subscription: $12 per term

Tax Deduction, Subsidies and Discounts
  • The Wā Ora Montessori Primary School donation is tax deductible.
  • WINZ childcare subsidies are available for under-fives.
  • A 10% fees discount (for each child) is available for families with three children enrolled at a time.
  • A 20% fees discount (for each child) is available for families with four or more children enrolled at a time.
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