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GHS School Donations 2023

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It takes a community and a lot of resources to raise a child. The following briefly explains how our school community is funded and where those funds are used. 

Gulf Harbour School should in theory receive funding from two main sources. The first is an operational grant from the Ministry of education which is to pay for the general running of the school and day to day maintenance of our property. However, there is a shortfall between what we receive from the Ministry and the funding we need to effectively run the school, the same as most other schools.

The other primary source of income for the school in theory should be the donations paid by parents. These donations, if received, are used to fund teaching and learning resources, additional teaching staff including performing arts and Kapa Haka instructors, teacher aids, a community family worker, additional school maintenance, subsidise trips and student activities and also fund the professional development of staff at Gulf Harbour School. 

Without these parent donations, many aspects of school life mentioned above are simply not affordable and cannot continue. We thank all those who pay their donations. 

Here is the GHS donation structure for 2023: 

1st child - $200 

2nd child and subsequent children- $100


Donations can be paid through Kindo online school shop.

Our Kindo online school shop is designed to make it easy for you to register and pay for all of your child’s needs.

  • No cash, no paper, no hassle!

  • Our preferred method of payment, and we encourage you to set up your account today.

  • First Time Users

  • Click here if you are a first time user of Kindo. You’ll need to register to set up your account.

  • All you need is your email address which matches the one held by the school.

  • Registered Users

  • Click here to use Kindo online to make full or part payments for all school activities and donations, register and pay for school sports teams, support fundraisers and complete permission slips.

  • Choose to pay as you go, add funds to your Kindo account in advance, use internet banking, POLi or Visa/Mastercard (fees apply).


We had a two-year plan to completely redesign our big playground at the back of the school. There will be lots of fundraising events that have already occurred to support this, along with community funding applications. However, this play equipment is not cheap and although we have installed the main playground, we have a gap ready for another piece of equipment. With your continued support we hope to complete the project soon. 


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