School transport — Information for Māori Medium Schools

Find out how school transport funding works for Māori Medium Schools.

Who is eligible

Kura, Kura Kaupapa Māori and designated character wharekura that provide education under Section 155 or 156 of the Education Act 1989 are eligible to apply.

Funding rates

Rates are paid to school boards quarterly and are reviewed every year.

The following rates apply 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Per-student rates

CategoryPer-student rate (excluding GST)

Rural, Decile 1-4

$9.1970
Rural, Decile 5-10 $6.8470
Urban, Decile 1-4 $6.6445
Urban, Decile 5-10 $5.3683

Admin rates

Māori Medium schools are paid $3.35 per student, per quarter.

How funding is worked out for each school

The amount the school is paid each quarter is calculated as follows:

Per-student rate x eligible students x annual gazetted school days ÷ 4 + Eligible students x per-student admin rate of $3.35 + GST.

Apply for funding

Email: School.Transport@education.govt.nz

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