A reminder the 6 month window to apply is approaching

  1. Are you a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident ?
  2. Will you be finishing your 3rd consecutive year of teaching this year ?
  3. Did you gain your provisional registration and start teaching in 2018 and within 12 months of graduating ?
  4. Have you been working 0.5FTTE or more ?
  5. Are you teaching in a state school ?


If you answer yes to all the above and you are teaching mathematics & statistics, any science subject, Te reo Māori and any technology subject then you may qualify for the voluntary bonding award of $10,500.

If you are working in a Decile 1 or isolated school then you may be eligible for additional payments up to $17 500.

Applications must be submitted before June 2022 as no retrospective payments will be processed.

Eligible teachers who began teaching from 2019  can apply at the end of their 3rd consecutive year.

The voluntary bonding scheme applies to graduate teachers in Decile 1 and isolated schools and was expanded from 2018 to include Decile 2 and Decile 3 schools in Auckland and also all teachers of mathematics & statistics, science, Te reo Māori and technology subjects in any state school.

Read the application guide

Download the application form 


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