We would love to show you around our school. If you haven’t had a tour yet, please contact Mel in the Office. You will meet the Principal, staff and pupils and be shown our wonderful facilities.Due to the increase in student numbers, the Board has introduced an enrolment scheme (zoning, see our zone section below). Our main intake is for New Entrants turning 5 during the academic year January – December.Children who are turning 5 will have some ‘transition to school’ visits arranged by the class teacher. During this time, the child will join in the class activities starting with short sessions – up to playtime, or from playtime to lunchtime, half days and a full day. By the time they start school at 5 they will have met their classmates and started to understand the routines of the class and the school. The teacher gets to know what teaching groups to start them off in Maths and Literacy. The number of visits depends on the needs of the child and some of these pupils will be part-time for the first fortnight after they turn 5. This is a settling-in period and the child will become a full-time pupil when the class teacher, Principal and parents agree it is appropriate for the child. We have a “Buddy” system so that each new child is looked after and guided by an existing pupil. We find this works really well and helps children integrate quickly and confidently.Families enrolling a child will need to provide a copy of their Birth Certificate and we need to sight their Immunisation Certificate. Other information relating to health information, dietary issues and other consents, will also be collected at that time. The stationery list is available and we usually have a class pack for you to purchase. (This ensures the child has all the correct equipment ready to start the year.)
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.
The zone travels in a clockwise direction. Both sides of the road are included unless stated otherwise.
The zone begins at 800 and 803 Fitzherbert East Road (SH 57) and travels in a southeasterly direction to the end of Post Office Road. Post Office Road is not included in the zone.
From the end of Post Office Road, the zone travels in a south-westerly direction in a straight line, crossing the Pahiatua Track, until it reaches the Tararua Park boundary. Addresses on North Range Road and South Range Road are included in the zone, but no addresses on the Pahiatua Track are included.From the Tararua Park boundary, the zone travels in a northeasterly direction to meet with Turitea Dams Palmerston North Water Supply (Turitea Dams). The zone continues in a northwesterly direction until it reaches the end of Pacific Drive.
The zone then travels in a northwesterly direction from the end of Pacific Drive until it reaches Aokautere Drive.
The zone travels in a south-westerly direction along Aokautere Drive to the junction with Summerhill Drive and then travels in a north-westerly direction on Summerhill Drive until it meets Tennent Dm/e. The zone follows Tennent Drive until it reaches the junction with the Manawatu River at the Fitzherbert Bridge. All addresses on La Lena Grove. Kea Place. Springdale Grove. Heathcote Place. Williams Terrace and Mountain View Road are included in the zone.
The zone follows the Manawatu River in a north-easterly direction until it meets 800 and 803 Fitzherbert East Road, the starting point.Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.
Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the Board to assess the number of places that can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.
Out-of-Zone EnrolmentsEnrolment of children who live outside of the above geographic zone is governed by the requirements of Section 11F of the Education Act 1989, and instructions issued by the Secretary of Education under Section 11F of the Education Act 1989.
Each year the board 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 enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of 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.
169 Fitzherbert Road EastAokautere RD1Palmerston North 4471Tel: 06 3574611Fax: 06 3574116Email: firstname.lastname@example.org