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To continue to provide a quality education within a safe, and stimulating environment, we are always seeking ways to create more revenue for the school.


The Maungatapu School and Community Fundraising Committee, known as M*A*S*H* (Maungatapu Army of School Helpers), is a pivotal part of our school community and is responsible for significant fundraising within our school.

The Fundraising Committee is comprised of various parents and the Principal. Parents also support the Fundraising Committee without formal committee membership.

Meetings are held monthly in the school staffroom. Whether you are interested in coming along to listen and learn or are ready and able to get actively involved, you are welcome to any meeting. We love new ideas and new people! Come along and find out more about what happens at school.

Our purpose is:
• Fostering goodwill through organising social events that bring school and community together and encourage unity and harmony
• Developing a positive relationship between home and school environments
• Liaison with Board of Trustees and supporting the school’s Vision and Strategy
• Fundraising for school purchases in line with current budget approvals and the long term Strategic Plan

Some regular fundraisers that we organise include the School Discos, Sausage Sizzles, Mufti Days, Book Fair, Easter Raffle, Second Hand Uniform Sales, Ice Block Days, Leavers Yearbook and the School Gala.

For further information about our M*A*S*H* Committee, please contact our current Chairperson – Amy Royal: maungatapu.mash@gmail.com

School Fees – Learning and Teaching Resource Contribution and Paper Levy

The Ministry of Education’s operations funding is insufficient to cover the cost of playground equipment and resources to provide desirable learning opportunities for the children of Maungatapu school, therefore the Board of Trustees invites you to contribute by way of a Learning and Teaching Resource Contribution and a Paper Levy (usually referred to as School Fees).

These are optional contributions but one which the school really appreciates receiving.

Learning and Teaching Resource Contributions are $60.00 per child per year, with a maximum of $150.00 per family and can be paid at the school office. The Paper Levy is $12.00 per child per year.

These Learning and Teaching Contributions go towards providing resources for our students. In 2017, we will continue focusing on building up developmental resources for our junior pupils, extending the range of computer and information technology resources for all pupils, and purchasing additional sports equipment and sports uniforms to maintain the high level of physical activity within our school.

The Paper Levy assists our School to offset costs of providing regular information newsletters throughout the school year. It also assists our school to meet the costs of photocopied resources and materials used to support teaching and learning programmes.