By the nature of the Montessori class there are extra costs incurred to provide this educational opportunity. The Trust accepts donations to cover these costs which support: a dedicated teacher aide, professional development for the class teacher and teacher aide, class materials, class trips, enrolled students’ subscriptions to MANZ (Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand), and individual student stationary beyond the initial starter pack.

An initial non-refundable donation of $300 is requested before the end of the term prior to a child starting. A continuing donation of $400 per term is requested. A discount applies when two or more siblings are enrolled in the class at the same time – $100 for the second child and $100 for each extra child thereafter.

We are happy to accept donations paid once per term, in one lump sum for the whole year ($1600/year), weekly during the term ($40/week of school), or weekly throughout the year ($30.77/week).

Donations may be paid directly into our bank account:

Hawke’s Bay Montessori Education Trust Incorporated 


Please email when you have made your first donation so we can confirm receipt and to ensure we have your email address for your financial year end receipt.  Receipts for donations will be sent out in April, for all payments made up to and including 31st March.  As we are a registered charitable organisation, donations are eligible for the IRD donations tax credit.