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.)
|Annual HSNZ Support Donation|
$474, or $39.50 per month
|Less Homeschooling Allowance||$743||$1366||$1887||$2259|
|Less Tax Rebate on Donation||$94.80||$94.80||$94.80||$94.80|
|ACTUAL ANNUAL |
Using this A.C.E.-based model, the worst-case scenario is that a full homeschooling programme would cost you less than $1 a day!
This is a once only fee and covers all parent training material, and initial set up cost.
HSNZ costs are covered by Support Donations.
Donation payments are made either:
Per month $ 39.50
Per annum $474.00
(Note that the cost is the same however you choose to pay)
Curriculum Cost (based on the A.C.E. pricing model above) $NZ600-$NZ700
This costing is based on an average usage of PACEs, scores keys, resource books and the fluctuation in the AUD.
Note that you do not have to purchase all your curriculum at one time. Most families order term-by-term to spread the cost.
All payments are per family.
Donations are non-refundable.
Home Schooling NZ
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