In 2016 the Matakana School Board of Trustees has implemented an enrolment scheme as directed by the Ministry of Education under section 11H(1) of the Education Act 1989.
Matakana School also introduced Cohort Entry at the start of 2018.
Our aim is to ensure our enrolment process runs as smoothly as possible, and we try to keep you informed every step of the way.
We hold School Tours once a term and this is an ideal time to chat to our Deputy Principal and to view the school in action. View our classrooms and facilities, and be introduced to the Vision we have for the students at our school. Children are welcome to the tours.
If you would like to attend one of the School Tours, please book here
The Enrolment Process
Step 1: Complete an Expression of Interest form
Your application will be included in the appropriate enrolment process for either an ‘in zone’ or an ‘out of zone’ place. (Please ensure you bring proof of your address if you are applying for an in zone placement such as a Utility Bill or a Bank Statement).
Step 2: Complete the Enrolment Documents and organise Uniform and Stationery items
To do list for the term before your child is due to start:
- Complete the Enrolment Documents (issued in week 5 of the term preceding your child's starting term).
- Provide the school with your child's ID (birth certificate, passport and/or appropriate visa) and your child’s immunisation certificate.
- Organise your child's stationery items (Transfers, please check stationery requirements with the office).
- Organise your child's uniform.
The ladies in the office will be happy to help you with these.
Step 3: Be ready for your child's School Visits (for new entrants only)
Your child will be invited to join the class they are going into for part of a school day on three consecutive days.
These visits will allow your child to spend time with their new teacher and their fellow classmates. It will also help to become familiar with the school and the school routines. This is a special time, and we invite parents/caregivers to stay for the 1st visit.
On the 2nd and 3rd visit we encourage your child to attend independently so they will become aware of what the expectations are, once they attend school full-time (a letter containing the dates and times of these visits will be included in the Enrolment Documents)
1st visit: 8.45 am - 11.00 am
You are most welcome to stay for this visit.
As this concludes after morning tea, please provide your child with a small healthy snack.
2nd visit: 8.45 am - 12.30 pm.
This visit concludes at the start of lunchtime, a small healthy morning tea will be required.
3rd visit: 8.45 am - 1.30 pm.
Concludes after lunch, please provide a healthy morning tea and lunch.
Step 4: Arrive on the Big Day
Please be at the school office at 8.30am on your child's first day so you have time to familiarise yourselves with the classroom and their Teacher.
If your child has been enrolled at another school, please bring as much information as possible with you as this will make the enrolment process easier.
Attend a PTA Welcome Morning Tea
These will be held once a term and are a perfect opportunity to find out more about the school and meet other parents.
An invitation will be sent to you via your child's school bag.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Tracy Blair our Student Administrator on 09 422 7309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.