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.
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 childs 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.
After a child turns 5, their school start date is the first day of the following term or day 0ne of week five of term.
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 lisged above, and provide at least one term’s notice before the policy ends.
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)