It’s that time of the year when we ask you to invest in your daughter’s future through making a valuable contribution by way of your Donation to the College. Much of the equipment and resources we provide here at Wellington Girls’ are not covered by government funding. We rely heavily on the generosity of our parent community to continue to provide the exceptional level of education and experiences that we provide at Wellington Girls’ College.
The General donation helps provide some of the things that our parents and students tell us they expect at WGC.
Your donation helps pay for:
Access to technology for all students and enabling digital connectivity is essential to support learning within WGC. Next year we are planning to invest $260,099 in IT within the school – only $56,200 is funded by the government.
Your donation contributes to the shortfall and helps pay for:
This fund supports major capital projects which are beyond the scope of the Ministry of Education’s funding. In most cases, the money is paid forward – so that your daughter benefits from the generosity of previous parents and future cohorts will benefit from your donation.
In the last ten years this has included contributions to:
The Development fund will support the new building project, and will enable us to fitout and furnish the new building to at standard that enhances our learning environment.
Donation for one student attending
General Donation – $315.00 per student
Technology Donation – $225.00 per student
Development Fund Donation – $210.00 per family
Total – $750.00
1 Student @ WGC – $750.00
2 Students @ WGC – $1290.00
As part of providing a full programme of activities to meet curriculum requirements and enhance the curriculum for students at WGC, the school has traditionally provided a range of resources and activities for which parents have made payment. Rulings by the Ombudsman and the Inland Revenue Department have resulted in some rules around how these costs must be described.
When ordering stationery and other resources for your daughter this year, you will notice that some items are marked as “Voluntary Contribution” and others as “Extra Curricular”.
Those items marked as “voluntary contribution” are items:
Parents can choose whether or not to pay for these items. Regardless of payment, all students enrolled in the subject will be given access to the item. However in the event that a significant number of parents choose not to pay for these items, the school will experience a shortfall in funding. Voluntary Contributions are classed as a donation and qualify for a tax donation credit rebate.
Those items marked as “Extra Curricular” are items:
Non-payment of Extra Curricular items means that your daughter will not participate in the activity or receive the resource. In those cases, the school will provide an alternative option to ensure that your daughter still receives the curriculum requirements (e.g. a classroom based activity, rather than going on a field trip)
All students playing sport will need to pay a one off admin fee for the year of $30
Registration costs range from $20 to $230 depending on the sports code. Some sports incur larger additional fees for tournaments, travel, coaching and equipment. Full details of costs can be found under the individual sports on the WGC Sport page
Statements are sent out via email two times a term. Receipts for payments made appear at the bottom of the Statement. Your account can be viewed anytime via My Portal. To log in to My Portal click here. If you have misplaced your username and password please phone the office on 472 5743.