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
  • Designated character wharekura that provide education under Section 155 or 156 of the Education Act 1989

Funding rates

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

These rates are for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Per-student rates

CategoryPer-student rate (excluding GST)

Rural, Decile 1 to 4

Rural, Decile 5 to 10 $6.4153
Urban, Decile 1 to 4 $6.2256
Urban, Decile 5 to 10 $5.0299

Admin rates

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

How is funding worked out for each school?

The amount the school is paid each quarter is:

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

Apply for funding

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