Children may begin school after their fifth birthday but must, by law, be enrolled by their sixth birthday.  We enrol new entrants at the beginning and middle of each term.  Our school is a zoned school, which means children living in our zone are automatically granted a place.  We may have some ‘out of zone’ placements from year to year.

Please get in contact with us as soon as you know you would like to attend our school as either an in zone enrolment or to apply for an out of zone placement, so that we may plan our future classes.

Then, about eight to twelve weeks before your child turns five, please contact the school to arrange an enrolment appointment.  This is where you will meet the Principal or Deputy Principal, talk about your child, tour the school and meet the class.  You can then also arrange visits to support successful transition for your child.  We recommend three visits.  This makes school familiar and easier to cope with on their first day.


All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the above map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.

Starting at the roundabout at the Crawford Crescent intersection (by the Dairy) including Tuatara Drive and Crawford Crescent, and travelling along Three Mile Bush Road to Te Paka Crescent and then around Te Paka Crescent including Richmond Street, Fairway Drive (east of Richmond street not included), Louisa Lane, Puia Street, Tuhangi Street and Conifer Grove back to Three Mile Bush Road.

From this point, all roads off Three Mile Bush Road to the south of this intersection to the intersection of Gumtown Road are in zone. Gumtown Road is included and all no exit roads off Gumtown Road, from here travel north along Church Road, this forms the western boundary.

The northern boundary is Pipiwai Road from Church Road to and including Parakiori Road, including Northcroft Drive through to Waipanga Road then back to Dip Road to the intersection of Dip Road and Crawford Crescent. Streets included to the east are Te Paka Crescent (not Barclay Place), Te Puia Street, Brentwood Avenue, Ketenikau Road, Pukemiro Road, Lake Ora Road, Smithville Road, Amalin Drive, and Forest View Road.

N.B. Both sides of all roads are included.  All no exit roads off boundary roads are also included.

For more information on school zones please go to:  www.nzschools.tki.org.nz

Please note: If you are in zone at time of enrolment and move out of zone after enrolment, you must notify the school immediately.

Enrolment Form

ESOL Supplementary Enrolment Form   Only use this form if your child’s second language is English.


If you live out of zone you can still apply for a placement by completing the application form in the link below and returning to our office.  Places vary from year to year.  If we have any available spaces for out of zone children, we advertise in Sept/Oct in the Northern Advocate for places for the FOLLOWING year.

Applications for the 2024 year close on 11 October 2023 and the ballot will be drawn on 18th October 2023.

Application form 2024


2. Siblings of current students.

3. Siblings of former students.

4. Children of former students.

5. Children of Board employees or Board members.

6. All other applicants.