Resourcing – operational funding and staffing entitlements

The Ministry calculates and allocates staffing entitlements and quarterly operational funding to state and state-integrated schools and kura. Private schools also receive quarterly operational funding.

Resourcing information for each school and kura is available to view in Pourato.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


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

School and kura 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 and kura resourcing enquiries


Phone: +64 4 463 8383

Key Staffing & Funding dates 2023

Date Description
Monday 02 January New years day holiday
Tuesday 03 January Day after new years day holiday
Wednesday 04 January Quarter 1, 2023 instalment paid
Tuesday 24 January End of PP22 – funding code change request 2022 to Novopay.
Wednesday 25 January Balancing period begins
Monday 06 February Waitangi Day
Tuesday 08 March March roll return due
Tuesday 21 March End of balancing period
Thursday 30 March Quarter 2 operational funding instalment published in Pourato
Monday 03 April Quarter 2 instalment paid
Friday 07 April Good Friday
Monday 10 April Easter Monday
Tuesday 11 April Term 1 holidays
Monday 24 April Term 2 begins 
Monday 25 April ANZAC Day
Mid-May (TBC) Confirmed entitlement staffing published in Pourato
Monday 05 June King's birthday
Thursday 08 June June roll return due
Wednesday 28 June Quarter 3 operational funding instalment published in Pourato
Monday 03 July Quarter 3 instalment paid
Monday 3 July Term 2 holidays
Friday 07 July July roll return due
Friday 14 July Matariki holiday
Monday 17 July Term 3 begins
Thursday 08 September September roll return due
Friday 15 September 2024 Provisional rolls released in Pourato
Monday 18 September 2024 Provisional roll reviews open
Monday 25 September Term 3 holidays
Wednesday 27 September Quarter 4 operational funding instalment published in Pourato
Monday 02 October Quarter 4 instalment paid
Monday 09 October Term 4 begins
Monday 23 October Labour day
Friday 8 December Quarter 1 2024 operational funding instalment published in Pourato
Wednesday 20 December Term 4 ends
Wednesday 3 January Quarter 1, 2024 instalment paid

School Key Dates 2023 [PDF, 128 KB]

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