Preschool Visits and Enrolment
The school endeavours to make the transition from home to school as smooth as possible. We have a pre-entry visit programme, which allows children two or three visits before they enter school. During these visits you accompany your child. Visits are usually from 8:45-10:45 or 11-12:45. Your child’s teacher will contact you to arrange visits, usually in the two or three weeks before your child’s 5th birthday.
NZ law allows no child to begin school before the age of five years and for all children to begin by their sixth birthday. Birth certificate or passport, immunisation certificates and proof of address (due to our school having an enrolment zone) are required for all children enrolling for the first time. Once enrolled and started school, it is compulsory for children to attend school every school day, even if they are not yet 6 years of age.
We encourage parents to be as involved in their child’s school activities and programme as they are able. Opportunities for involvement are outlined in school, syndicate and class newsletters.
On enrolment, it is important that parents advise us of any special learning needs their child has, which includes giving us approval to access their records from their preschool. An approval form for this is in the enrolment pack.