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WAIKANAE BEACH FAMILIES $$$ AVAILABLE FOR TRANSPORT … WE ADVISE YOU TO READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY!

6 March 2019 - 12 April 2019

WAIKANAE BEACH FAMILIES $$$ AVAILABLE FOR TRANSPORT … WE ADVISE YOU TO READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY!

AllWaikanae Beach Families are eligible for School Transport Assistance Allowance for the 2019 school year. This amounts to $2 per day/per child. That’s $100 per child per term or $400 per year. It is worth filling out the paper work.

Who is eligible? All Waikanae Beach students living past the new Expressway.

You can claim this allowance if your child…

·        Catches either of the North or South buses to school

·        Rides a bike to school from the Beach

·        Travels in a car etc.

·        Or flies to school on magic carpet!

Importantly you will need to claim

·        For each child

·        Each term.

In order to claim your Term 1 School Transport Assistance Allowance you will need to complete the Application Form. Follow link. We have completed some areas for you to make it easy, but please ensure you fill out Section A.

Forms need to be returned to the Office with a proof of bank account (e.g. deposit slip, statement or screenshot of online banking) in order for the Ministry to approve your application and reimburse you, so please ensure this is included!

A copy of this STA form can be found on our website or a printed copy can be collected from the Office. It is important that the STA form is returned to the Office by the end of March so that it can be authorised by the School and sent to the Ministry for payment. Payment is expected to be either during the school holidays or during the beginning of next term.

If you have any queries, please call the Office.

To date we have had no luck in changing the MoE decision re the long term funding of this route. Please take advantage of this offer while it is avaiable.