Orange Swim School Sponsorship Programme

‘Learn to Swim - Skills for Life’
 

Sponsorship is available to Ngāti Whakaue children aged 3 years to 14 years to assist with costs to attend Orange Swim School Learn to Swim programmes. 

The aim of the sponsorship is to increase the safety of Ngāti Whakaue children in and around water. Ngāti Whakaue children participating in “Learn to Swim – Skills for Life” will learn:

  • To enjoy and to be safe and confident in and around waterways, swimming pools etc.
  • Technical swimming skills.

Sponsorship will include Levels 1-3 Orange Swim School Learn to Swim-Skills for Life programmes (at All Season Holiday Park, Hannahs Bay, and St. Marys School), and the Beginner Level of group Ika Iti, deep pool experience run by Orange Swim School at Aquatic Centre, under name United Aquatic Sports.  


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 2022 SPONSORSHIP 


Application must be made using the ONLINE form (see link below)

Spaces are limited.  First in first served basis.

 Applications for Term 2 sponsorship will be received until 13 May 2022.

After that time, will be processed for commencement from Term 3.

 Quick view - Summary of sponsorship terms

  • Once sponsorship is approved, applicant enrols with Orange Swim School, and pays full term fee
  • Sponsorship is for FULL (current) year, rolling over term by term as long as criteria is met - you do not have to apply each term. 
  • Meet attendance criteria ⇒ 75% of the term fee paid by you will be refunded.
  • Attendance criteria: 80% attendance per term.
  • Maximum of TWO children per whanau.
  • Don’t meet attendance criteria ⇒ No refund, no sponsorship for remainder of year.
  • Applications open at the end of each year, for the next year. 

 Full Sponsorship Details below:

     
     

 

NOTE:

  • NWEETB reserves the right to restrict the number of places available to any one family (based on demand for places and the equitable and fair distribution of places across Ngati Whakaue families).
  • This fund will not cover Swimming Club membership fees (that is, annual fees and pool entry for example, for Rotorua swimming clubs).
  • NWEETB takes no responsibility for the swimming programme itself. Parents who may have enquiries or concerns regarding the programme are asked to communicate directly with Orange Swim School.

 

Full Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship Conditions

The level of sponsorship will be 75% of the term fee paid.

  1. Orange Swim School fees per child, per term are $130 (based on a 10-week school term, this can vary). For Ika Iti (beginners deep pool experience) $72 per term.
  2. Fee to be paid in full by parent/caregiver at enrolment/start of term.
  3. If minimum attendance is achieved NWEETB will reimburse 75% of the term fee paid per child, at the end of the term, by direct bank lodgement.
  4. Sponsorship ceases on child completing Beginners level Ika Iti, or turning 15, whichever is earliest.

Application and Enrolment

  1. Grant applications for 2022 are to be completed ONLINE. The form link is at the bottom of this page.
  2. You MUST upload a verified whakapapa sheet. (CLICK here to print blank sheet for completion).
  3. Eligibility for the programme will be determined by NWEETB, on application received. The Board will recognise those applicants (including legally adopted children) who are Ngāti Whakaue descendant of an original owner of Pukeroa Oruawhata Block or, to descendants of one or more of the six Koromatua o Ngāti Whakaue. Maximum of TWO children per whanau.
  4. Application is on a first in first served basis – places are limited to 50. Please advise NWEETB if you are unable to take up the sponsorship, to allow another child to participate.
  5. Successful applicants will receive an email from NWEETB confirming sponsorship eligibility.
  6. Successful applicants will enrol their child/ren with Orange Swim School and pay 100% of the required fee. For details of this process and the times available, please contact Orange Swim School.
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Eligibility Criteria

  1. Eligibility for successive NWEETB sponsorship for your child/ren during the year, will require minimum attendance of 80% of term lessons (e.g., 8 out of 10 lessons).
  2. Orange Swim School will provide NWEETB with an attendance report at the end of each term.

Continued Sponsorship for 2022

At the end of each term, you will be notified in writing of reimbursement approval, or failure to meet the criteria for reimbursement.

  • If your child meets the attendance criteria, sponsorship will continue into the next term (during 2022) – successful participants will receive a confirmation letter and reimbursement advice. You do not need to reapply each term.
  • Those children who do not meet the attendance criteria will not receive reimbursement of fees and will not be eligible to receive sponsorship for the remainder of 2022.
  • Applications will open again at the end of the year, for the new year. You must apply each year.

 

Applications for Term 2 sponsorship will be received until 13 May 2022.

After that time, will be processed for commencement from Term 3.

   

 

For TECHNICAL SUPPORT relating to the online form, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
For enquiries on policy matters, eligibility or supporting documents, please email the Secretary's office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.