Parent Information

Voluntary School Donation

The school donation helps pay for shortfalls in government funding to enable us to provide the quality of education and opportunities expected by our community. It is used to pay for items such as computer technology, library books, the school magazine, sports and musical equipment, extra classroom support or any such purpose as may be approved by the Board of Trustees.

The suggested donation amount for 2024 is $650.

The Board will take good care that the money paid by parents will be properly administered and be used for the purposes approved by the Board under its statutory authority, as determined by the Education Act. If preferred, donations may be paid in instalments.

Receipts will be issued on payment of donations.

Extra-Curricular Activity Fees

There is a huge variety of activities in sporting and cultural areas that students are encouraged to participate in. Most have costs such as team registration, equipment, uniforms etc which the school cannot fully meet from other funding sources and therefore 'user pays' prevails (just as there are no free memberships of sporting clubs for example).

Subject Fees

We do not charge subjects fees, however, in specialist subjects, particularly in the senior school, it is necessary to pay for some equipment or materials that the students use and keep.


Some subjects use workbooks in conjunction with textbooks.  Where textbooks remain the property of the school they are not charged for.  Workbooks incur a fee as they include work and study notes that are filled in and kept by the students.

Subject-Related Activities

Many subjects offer field trips and charges are made for transport, accommodation and entrance fees.  Most local trips and single day excursions are not charged for.  Overnight trips or those involving more travel will likely incur a charge.  In most cases students/parents may elect not to participate and alternative work will be provided at school but obviously participation is an enrichment experience that enhances learning.

We trust that the information above explains the critical importance of the fees and voluntary donation, and we look forward to your support so that we may continue to provide the best possible opportunities for your son and daughters.

Claim your donation rebates with Supergenerous

Macleans College have partnered with Supergenerous (formerly Fund a Future), an online platform making claiming donation rebates super easy!

Did you know that if you have donated $5 or more to Macleans College in the past four years, you are eligible for a 33% donation rebate?

Supergenerous makes this process hassle-free. They collect the donation receipts once your school donation is paid, manage the claim process with the IRD and distribute the funds - saving you from manually lodging your claim with the IRD. Follow this link to learn more.

How Supergenerous works

    Claim your donation rebates with Supergenerous
    • Sign up: tell Supergenerous that you’ve paid your Macleans College donation and they’ll get the donation receipts.
    • They claim for you: Supergenerous will make a claim with the IRD and send you updates along the way.
    • Choose where it goes: you can then gift the rebate back to the school or keep it for yourself. Easy!

    Make your generosity go further

    If Supergenerous secure your rebate, they give you the option to keep the money for yourself or to re-gift the rebate back to the school - and Supergenerous will handle that part too.

    Your gifts will make an immediate impact for students by helping to create transformative experiences and support excellence in all aspects of education, teaching and resources.

    All you need to do is sign up via their website, give them your details and let Supergenerous do the rest. You pay nothing upfront. If they successfully secure a donation rebate for you, they take a small fee of 15% + GST.

    Sign up or follow this link to find out more.