PAYMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
In order for the Trust to offer and maintain a quality Montessori education, parents pay a resources contribution of $846.00 per term per child (payable in advance by automatic payment). In addition to this a one off payment of $1150 is payable once a child has been accepted at the school. A non refundable application fee of $50.00 is payable on lodgment of the enrolment application form to cover administration costs. A bond equal to one term’s resources contribution is paid prior to the child’s first term which covers the child for their final term’s resource contribution.
The resources contributions pay a portion of teacher’s salaries (the balance being paid by the Ministry of Education), they pay for teachers Montessori training and development, for the purchase and maintenance of Montessori resources, for other classroom equipment, for the Trust’s administration, financial and legal costs, for marketing and promotional costs and for MANZ membership. (MANZ is the national organisation representing and promoting Montessori in New Zealand). The Trustees are volunteers and are unpaid officers.