No matter which system you use, there is a financial cost in educating children. However, should you choose to educate at home, New Zealand is unique in that the government gives families a homeschooling allowance to offset the expense. This makes home-schooling a very viable option.
Beyond this, as a charitable trust, HSNZ does not need to make a profit from families - we simply need to cover operating expenses. Taking into account school fees, transport, books and clothing, it is therefore usually much cheaper to homeschool than to attend a regular school.
There is one-off registration payment of $150, which covers the office work involved in setting up a family. Thereafter, annual costs are estimated to be as follows. (Note that this pricing model is based on a family using a full Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) homeschooling package. However, whichever curriculum package or combination you wish to use, the costings will ultimately work out much the same.)
| 3 or more Children|
|Annual HSNZ Support Donation||$498, or $41.50 |
|$549, or $45.75 |
|$597, or $49.75 |
|Curriculum Costs||$675||$1000||$1400 (3 chn)||$1800 (4 chn)|
|Sub total||$1173||$1549||$1997 ||$2397|
|Less Homeschooling Allowance||$743||$1366||$1887||$2259|
|Less Tax Rebate on Donation||$166||$183||$199||$199|
|ACTUAL ANNUAL |
The worst-case scenario is that a full homeschooling programme will probably cost you less than
75 cents a day!
Registration Fee $150.00
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Home Schooling NZ
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