Enrolment Whakauru

This is an important first step for a child and their parents. It is easier if you are well prepared for this event. Please contact the school office to arrange a time to meet with the Principal or Deputy Principal. Also, please come into the school and pick up an information pack, which contains further information and an enrolment form.

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Steps to Enrolment


Before your child is 5 (any-time after their 4th birthday) contact Julie Bassett (Principals PA) and place their name on the database

 Enrolment pack will be posted or you can collect from the office

 Complete the enrolment paperwork and deliver to the school

 School start date is the first day of the following term or day one of week 5 of term after childs 5th Birthday.


The following details will be required when enrolling your child


 Child’s full name, date of birth, address and telephone number

 Immunisation certificate – with proof of date on it

 Parents / Guardians / Caregivers initials and occupation

 Health details including allergies, behaviour, medication requirements

 Emergency contact details

 Birth certificate – all enrolments

 Proof of address (for school zone)

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Somerfield Te Kura Waiepo operates a cohort entry policy, which allows new entrants to start school in cohort groups with two entry points, being on the first day of term and the first day of week five of term, rather than singly on each child’s 5th birthday.

Cohort entry allows new entrants an easier transition to school and helps them build relationships with both their fellow new entrants and other students already in the class.  It allows Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo to better plan its staffing requirements and minimises disruption.

Once a child is formally enrolled, they must attend school regularly.  Children must be enrolled in school by their 6th birthday.

5-year-old entrants

After a child turns 5, their school start date is the first day of the following term or day 0ne of week five of the term.

Cohort Entry Dates >

Community consultation

The cohort entry policy has been approved by the Model School board of trustees and developed in consultation with:

  • current parents
  • school staff
  • local early childhood centres
  • prospective parents

If the school decides to revoke the cohort entry policy, the board will undergo reasonable consultation with the stakeholders listed above, and provide at least one term’s notice before the policy ends.

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Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo has a Ministry of Education enrolment scheme.  Children within the boundaries of that zone have an absolute right of entry.

Priority for children, who live out of the zone, is given in order, to siblings of children currently attending, siblings of children who previously attended, children of staff members at the school, and other children.

View the 2021 Home Zone map here.

Note: If your child starts in 2022, there is a new Home Zone – see the map here

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Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo runs an out of zone ballot once a year in September as per the CPPA Enrolment Scheme. As set by the Ministry of Education our out of zone ballot has 6 priorities for enrolment. Click here for more information on the priorities.

The 2020 Ballot Dates:

15 October – Board meeting at which Board will resolve its recommendation to the Ministry on the proposed zone.

16-29 October – Ministry considers and approves or otherwise Board’s recommendation.

30 October – Board meeting/retreat, at which Board will formally adopt scheme following Ministry’s approval or otherwise, and the date this would take effect.  Board to also consider and approve any ballot for Term 1 2021.

2-13 November – School management to liaise with families regarding any potential out of zone enrolments.

16 November – Formally advertise any ballot for Term 1 2021 (if Board approves an out of zone ballot).

7 December – Close of ballot.

8 December – Draw ballot if required.

Click here for Ballot Form.

Our Zone


Information Brochure