Guide to School Charges ……
State schools are government funded, however locally raised funds make up approx. 30% of total operating income for our school. High decile schools like Cashmere, receive less funding per student from the government, on the assumption that they will raise additional funding from the school community.
In 2019, the Government introduced a Donations Scheme whereby schools from Decile 1-7 can elect to receive a $150 payment per student in lieu of school donations. We are not eligible for this scheme as we are a Decile 9 school.