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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

  • 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 – Lexi Knight: mash@maungatapu.school.nz

School Donation Scheme

Many of you will be aware of the Government’s scheme to replace school donations with a $150 grant per student to Decile 1-7 schools if they choose to opt in. Maungatapu School qualifies under this criteria and after investigating the implications of the donations scheme, our Board of Trustees has agreed to opt in.

The $150 per student will replace the need to ask for a school donation or contribution towards class trips associated to the school curriculum. However, we still may ask for a contribution to cover overnight school camps, following the MOE donations scheme guidelines.

We believe that opting in to this scheme will have a positive impact on our school and community.