"It's a 'one size fits all' and it simply doesn't."

Talking about the Government's school donation scheme, Tauranga Girls' College principal Tara Kanji is less than impressed.

The scheme, which essentially hopes to create a free education, sounds good, Kanji said, but the college could be at a financial loss whether Kanji and the Board of Trustees opt-in or out and therefore are yet to make a decision.

"Resourcing curriculum costs for a 6-year-old I would argue costs less than for a 16-year-old so I can see why primary schools are opting in.


"Had the Government considered a tiered