Donation & Activity Fees

Oteha Valley School Board of Trustees asks parents/caregivers to pay an annual donation of $180 per child to help pay for resources and utilities not covered by the school’s Ministry of Education operations grant. It’s a voluntary payment and can be paid off over the year.

Some compulsory activity fees include a Kiwisport fee of $12 for the year. This pays for a qualified Kiwisport coach who teaches the children skills and rules of a range of great sports. In the past children have participated in golf, basketball, squash, badminton, hockey, table tennis, rippa rugby, softball, volleyball and AFL. 

Swimming: We don’t have a swimming pool on our grounds but all children participate in 10 swimming lessons run by the award-winning Northern Arena Swim School. Details are given to parents at the beginning of the school year.

Camps: Children in Year 4-6 experience overnight camps. In Year 4 the children sleep over at school for a night. In Year 5 they have a night and two days at MERC and in Year 6 they go to Camp Adair, Hunua for three days and two nights. Camps and overnight stays are an important aspect of developing independence, risk taking and resilience, in a safe, controlled environment.

We encourage you to come and talk to us before your child starts school. We’re happy to arrange a tour of the school for you and your child to ensure a positive start to their educational journey.

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