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In zone information

Procedure for enrolling a new entrant child

Click here to confirm if you are in our School Zone

Around the time of your child’s 4th birthday please complete the online enrolment form and provide the required documentation for your child. It is vital that we are aware of  any children turning 5 years old so we can prepare our home group numbers. To confirm the enrolment, you will be asked to provide the following documents. Please email these to or bring into the school office.

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport

  • Their immunisation certificate which shows they are immunised up to the age of 5

  • Proof of residential in zone address – current (in the last three months) tenancy agreement or utility account are acceptable items

The Deputy Principal in charge of the junior school shows prospective parents and children our school on Mondays at 11.00am and Thursdays at 1.45pm each week. If you would like to book a time to do this please contact the school office or email

Prior to your child starting school, you will receive an invitation to attend a mihi whakatau (welcome) to meet the Principal, Deputy Principal, your child’s teacher and other parents and children from the class. You will find out everything that you need to know about starting school at this meeting.

Children are invited to attend three school visits, usually the week leading up to their fifth birthday. You will be given a letter with dates for the visits. A typical visit schedule would be:

    Visit 1             8:40 – 11.00am             Bring morning tea

    Visit 2             8:40 – 12.30pm             Bring morning tea

    Visit 3             8:40 – 1:25pm               Bring morning tea and lunch 

You may need to provide and updated proof of current (within in the last three months) residential address again at the time of your child’s first day of school.

After 4 – 6 weeks at school, the class teacher will make a time to meet with you for a learning conference, so your child can share their learning goals and talk about their start to school. 

Procedure for enrolling a child already at school
For parents who wish to enrol a school aged child already at school who is transferring to
Waitākiri School please complete an online enrolment form and email the school at You will be asked to confirm you are living in our school zone.

New enrolments : Wa
itākiri School has an enrolment zone. At this time, only children living in our school zone are accepted onto the roll. If a child moves out of the school zone and the Board of Trustees determines that the student has used a temporary residence for the purpose of gaining enrolment at school, the Board will be required to annul the enrolment, and the child will need to enrol at their local school.

For further clarification regarding enrolments please contact the school office.