Notes regarding payments and donations to Raphael House

Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School Board of Trustees “Board” (an educational crown entity) is a separate legal entity from the Rudolf Steiner School Trust (Wgtn) “Proprietor” (a Charitable Trust) so funds must be kept separate.  Funds must be paid to the nominated bank accounts.

We request the following donations to ensure children receive all the learning resources necessary to provide them with a full Steiner Waldorf education that is the basis of our Special Character at Raphael House:

Board Donation:  this helps fund the Steiner Waldorf education in excess of the standard funded by the Government.  This donation request includes funding for additional teachers, camps, trips and drama costs, stationery, materials for art, handwork, woodwork, eurythmy, and music, and therefore varies by Class level.

Proprietor Donation:  Funds non-classroom special character costs (including the NZ Certificate of Steiner Education) and non-integrated property costs.  The Government does not permit these costs to be funded by Attendance Dues.

Scholarship Donation:  Additional donation in excess of specific requests to assist those families in financial hardship who are unable to afford the full level of compulsory fees.

Fees for 2019

Proprietor Attendance Dues/Kindergarten Fees – per child; compulsory$1,150.00

 Donations for 2019

Board Donation RequestsFor those in Kindergarten to Class 2 – per child$1,570.00
 For those in Classes 3 to 7 inclusive – per child$1,750.00
 For those in Classes 8 to 12 inclusive – per child$1,905.00
Proprietor Donation RequestsProprietor Donation Request – per child$370.00
 Scholarship Donation Request – any support is gratefully received 

Donation Pledge Information

The Donation Pledge Form includes the request for donations from both the Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School Board of Trustees (Board) and the Rudolf Steiner School Trust (Proprietor).  Donations and fees may increase each year by 2.5% + the CPI for the previous year.

Please Note:  This Pledge form is not applicable for Attendance Dues or Kindergarten Fees, which are both compulsory.

Please complete the 2019 Donations Pledge Form by entering the amount you wish to pledge for each donation request and return in the enclosed Reply Paid envelope – before Friday 15th February 2019.

If you have any questions regarding Donations, Attendance Dues or Kindergarten Fees, please contact:

Chaucey Ellis – Board of Trustees:    
Lesley Waite – Proprietor Trust:        

Making payments

Payments to the Proprietor, Rudolf Steiner School Trust (Wgtn) include the following:

Please pay all funds to:
ANZ Bank  06-0229-0314008-000

Payments to the Board, Board of Trustees are the following:
Westpac Bank 03-0531-0432785-005

Donations to either or both the Proprietor or Board are tax deductible. You will receive separate donation receipts in April for the previous financial year, that is, for Donations received between: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Bus Pass payments for the Wellington Bus service are completely separate from School/Kindergarten fees/donations.

To ensure payments made are allocated correctly they must be paid to the correct entity and bank account.

Attendance Dues and Kindergarten Fees must be paid within the year to which they are invoiced.

Please reference your child’s name in payments made, and the intended use of the payment. If you are paying from an Invoice or Donation Pledge, you may use the Invoice or Pledge Number on that document.  If either of these methods are not used, payments to the Proprietor will be allocated to the compulsory Attendance Dues first.

PLEASE NOTE: The Pledge Form will show where separated parents have a separate payment arrangement. This percentage will also be recognised for the compulsory Attendance Dues payment unless other arrangements are notified to the finance staff below. 

Bank Accounts

If you are setting up direct credits, automatic payments or internet banking please check that you are using the correct bank account. Also, please use your family number as a reference so we can correctly credit your account.

Board of Trustees

School and Kindergarten donation:
Westpac Lower Hutt: 03-0531-0432785-05

Sports fees, ID cards, Swimming, New Zealand Certificate of Steiner Education etc:
Westpac Lower Hutt: 03-0531-0432785-04

Proprietors Trust

Attendance Dues and Kindergarten fees:
ANZ Wellington: 06-0229-0314008-03

Proprietors and Scholarship Donation:
ANZ Wellington: 06-0229-0314008-00

Wellington School Bus:
Westpac Lower Hutt: 03-0531-0379910-02