Stanmore Bay Enrolment Information

We encourage parents to enrol their child near their 4th birthday. This ensures that we can inform you of all the information you need prior to your child starting school. We also welcome parents and their children to make an appointment with the Principal who will be happy to answer any questions you may have and show you around our school. You must bring documentation, e.g., a power bill, to prove that you live within the school zone, or that you meet any special criteria should you live outside of the school zone.

What to bring when you enrol your child

Copy of Birth Certificate - this is a legal requirement

Immunisation Certificate

Waitemata Health Forms

Parent Questionnaire

Dental Enrolment Form

School Zone

Stanmore Bay School has an enrolment zone, which took effect as of Term 2 2016. If you are not living inside the school zone boundaries, or do not have any siblings at Stanmore Bay School you will probably not be able to enrol. Siblings of present students, who are out of zone, will have an automatic right to attend.

As a result of the boundary implementation you may be asked for proof of your address when you enroll your child. Click the map to see the zone. A description of the enrolment scheme can be found here - enrolment scheme.

Out of zone enrolments for 2018

Applications can be made at the school office by calling 424 5540 or click here to download the form, however the number of places available, if any, occur from Term 3 2018.

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Each year the board will determine the number of places, which 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 out of zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education*.

Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.

*This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.

-Ministry of Education Enrolment Policy

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, or fifth 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 for Education 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 circulated in the area served by the school.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website

Pre School Visits

We welcome all 4 year old children who are enrolled at our school, to attend four pre-school visits on the four consecutive Wednesday afternoons (1:30 - 2:30pm) prior to the start of the next term's intake. Visiting our Reception Class is a good way to help make the transition to school a happy easy time for your child. The visits are also a chance for your child to:

· meet and develop a relationship with the teacher

· meet and make friends with other children who will be in their class

· become familiar with the classroom routines and activities

· become familiar with the school environment

· begin to develop confidence to become independent at school

Reception Class

All 5 year old children at SBS start their school life with us in our "Reception Class". This is a class that is specifically designed to support new entrant children at the beginning of their school life, and to ensure that the transition from Kindy/Home to school is a happy experience for the children and their families. As well as focusing on developing the children's early skills in reading, writing and mathematics we also help the children learn what school and learning is really all about through promoting independence, perseverance and social skills. Most children graduate from our reception class into a Year 1 class after about 6 - 8 weeks.