School transport: Information for Māori-medium schools

Find out how school transport funding works for Māori-medium schools and apply to the Ministry using the contact details provided.

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Inform

  • Boards
  • Tumuaki
  • Proprietors
  • Parents, Caregivers & Whānau

Māori-medium schools that provide education under section 201 or 204 of the Education and Training Act 2020 are eligible for school transport funding. 

Overview

Kura, Kura Kaupapa Māori and designated character wharekura that provide education under Section 201 or 204 of the Education and Training Act 2020 are eligible to apply for school transport funding.

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

Section 201 – Education and Training Act 2020(external link)

Section 204 – Education and Training Act 2020(external link)

How funding is worked out for each school

The calculation formula is:

(per-student rate) x (eligible students) x (annual gazetted school days)

÷ 4 + (eligible students) x (per-student admin rate of $3.35) + GST

Funding rates

The following rates apply from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022:

Per-student rates

Category Per-student rate (excluding GST)

Rural, Decile 1-4

$9.3225
Rural, Decile 5-10 $6.9404
Urban, Decile 1-4 $6.7351
Urban, Decile 5-10 $5.4415

Admin rates

Māori-medium schools are paid $3.35 per student, per quarter.

Apply for funding

Email: School.Transport@education.govt.nz

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