School Boarding Bursary
A school boarding bursary is awarded to primary or secondary school students who are obliged to board away from home in order to receive their education. To qualify, the student must live more than 4.8km (3.2km for children under the age of 10) away from the nearest point of embarkation provided by a transport service to a state school.
Most of our successful applicants qualify under this condition, but others may be eligible through one of the following:
- A specified illness or physical disability.
- Parents working overseas for the New Zealand Government.
- Those requiring a special education.
The bursary is valued at $2,725 per annum.
Students receiving a school boarding bursary are also eligible for travel assistance. The cost of travel at the beginning and end of each term, in excess of $10.00, will be refunded. The amount is based on public transport fares where such transport is available.
Secondary School Bursaries
Senior College students who wish to study a course not offered by local high schools and who are obliged to live away from home, may receive a bursary of $2,725 per annum. Where students are pursuing a course containing subjects at both Year 12 and 13 levels, a secondary bursary will be awarded only if the student is taking at least four subjects at one level – i.e. four nationally-approved NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 subjects. Note: in recent years the Ministry has only approved applications where students are taking at least two subjects not available at the local school.
These bursaries of $2,725 per annum are awarded to students in Years 10 and 11 who must live away from home in order to take a course containing an agriculture subject or workshop subject not available at their local school.
For more information on government bursaries, please contact the Head of the Secondary School on 03 940 2000. Applications must be completed by Friday 15 March 2013.