14 Oct 2019

School principals' warning over "confusing" donation scheme

From Nine To Noon, 9:41 am on 14 October 2019

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School principals say there is confusion and uncertainty around the government's donations scheme, which may lead to some trips and activities not going ahead.

Schools have a month to sign up to the scheme, where they'll receive 150 dollars per student in return for not asking parents for any donations for core curricular activities. So far, a third of the country's 1700 schools have opted in. Kathryn talks with PPTA Secondary Principals' Council chair James Morris and Michael Williams, Principal of Pakuranga College.