Resourcing – operational funding and staffing entitlements

The Ministry calculates and allocates operational funding and staffing entitlements to state and state-integrated schools.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Administrators
  • Teachers and Kaiako
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

School boards govern their school finances and dictate how operational funding is applied. Boards, principals and administrators should undertake further reading at the links on this page. 

Core resourcing information

Operational funding

School staffing

Roll returns


Other resourcing information

Accident Compensation Corporation(external link)

Attached teachers staffing and funding

Board elections funding 

Emergency staffing scheme

Interim Response Fund (IRF)

Ngā manu kōrero funding

Ongoing Resourcing Scheme

Principals' salary grades

Reading recovery travel reimbursement

Resource teacher learning and behaviour (RTLB) support funding

Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR)

Staffing for roll growth

School funding for Programmes for Students (PfS)

Special purpose units (activity centres, teen parent units, other)

Technology provision for Years 7 and 8

Funding for small schools

School resourcing enquiries


Phone: +64 4 463 8383

Key Staffing & Funding dates 2022

Date Description
Monday 03 January New years day holiday
Tuesday 04 January Day after new years day holiday
Wednesday 05 January Q1 January Instalment
Tuesday 25 January End of PP22 – funding code change request 2021 to Novopay.
Wednesday 26 January Balancing period begins
Monday 07 February Waitangi Day
Tuesday 08 March March roll return due
Tuesday 22 March End of balancing period
Friday 01 April Confirmed rolls released on Secure Data Portal
Friday 01 April Q2 April Instalment
Friday 15 April Good Friday
Monday 18 April Easter Monday
Wednesday 20 April Term 1 holidays
Monday 25 April ANZAC Day
Monday 02 May Term 2 begins
Monday 06 June Queen’s birthday
Wednesday 08 June June roll return due
Friday 24 June Matariki holiday
Friday 01 July Q3 July Instalment
Friday 08 July July roll return due
Monday 11 July Term 2 holidays
Monday 25 July Term 3 begins
Thursday 08 September September roll return due
Thursday 30 September Provisional rolls released on Secure Data Portal
Monday 03 October Provisional roll reviews open
Monday 03 October Term 3 holidays
Monday 03 October Q4 October Instalment
Monday 17 October Term 4 begins
Monday 24 October Labour day
Tuesday 20 December Term 4 ends

School Key Dates 2022 [PDF, 166 KB]

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