Children are entitled to start school the day of their fifth birthday. They can start later than this at the parent’s discretion but must be enrolled at six by law.
When approaching the age of five, the children are encouraged to attend for pre-school visits. Normally these visits are for one half-day per week, no sooner than 12 weeks before their fifth birthday. These arrangements are flexible and can be made through the Principal and by liaison with the junior room teacher. Visits may be extended appropriately as the birth date approaches.
FORMS TO BE COMPLETED
When you enrol your child, you will be asked to fill in forms which supply information as follows:
· Enrolment form for school records, details such as full name of the child, parents’ names, home address, contact details, etc.
Plus, For New Entrants:
· A certified copy of a full birth certificate.
· A copy of the child’s Immunisation record (from their Well Child – Tamariki Ora Health Book) is required documentation for registration in New Zealand schools.