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Enrolment Information

We warmly welcome your interest in our school. Please feel free to visit us, we can take you for a tour and you are welcome to meet with Joyce Adam our school principal. We know there are many questions that will need to be answered before your child starts school. We are here to support the entry of you and your child.

A forms pack is available at the school office. Downloadable forms are available in the links below. (Please note: If you are using Chrome, you will need to download the form, fill it in and then email it manually).

For Parents of Children Turning 5 Soon

We warmly welcome your interest in our school. We believe we are the best primary school in the Eastern Suburbs of Wellington and would love to show you why we believe so. Please feel free to visit us, we can take you for a tour and you are welcome to meet with the Principal. We know there are many questions that will need to be answered before your child starts school. We are here to support the entry of you and your child.

When your 5 year old child begins visiting our school, they will be taken either to the class they will be joining or they will visit an existing Year 1 class to give them an idea of what this looks like and feels like, if the new Year 1 class has not opened at the time of their visit. As children in NZ start on their 5th birthday, enrolments are staggered throughout the year and we look at our numbers carefully before setting the date for the opening of the new class.

These new classes may not have the same level of ‘design’ as do our existing older classes- basically, children enter it if they are turning 5 at that particular time. When children are older the classes are constructed according to age, special conditions, and gender. Sometimes parent requests for a particular class are taken into consideration but only if there is a good underlying reason.

Your child’s start date at school may overlap with school newsletters, class term letters, or general notices. The class teachers are given spare copies of newsletters or notices. Please do also ask the teacher or office personnel, questions like: “Is there anything else I need to know?”, “Are there any events coming up that I should know about? School Newsletters, Notices, and Syndicate Term Newsletters are emailed to families and are posted on our website and app.

MNS Enrolment Scheme

The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under section 11G (3) of the Education Act 1989 for the purpose of describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised.

All students who live within the home zone described below (and/or shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

Miramar North Schools’ normal geographic zone includes streets arising within the following area. The area is defined by the following access points shown on the accompanying map.

North from the point on Shelley Bay Road and directly below the intersection of Akaroa Drive and Maupauia Road and continuing along both sides of Maupauia Road to Rotherham Terrace, along Rotherham Terrace and across to Awa Road and along Awa Road to Totara Road.

Along Totara Road to the walkway situated at 106 Totara Road and including all properties on Nevay Road from numbers 87 and 96 north to the junction with Totara Road and including Pretoria Road, Glenville Road, Fortification Road and Nevay Road north of the Totara Road junction and any side streets off these roads.

Special Programmes

This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a Special programme approved by the Secretary.

Each year the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places that are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.

The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.

Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, Selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions by the Secretary. Under Section 11G (1) on the Education Act 1989 Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Out of Zone Application & Acceptance