Enrolment information for New Entrants (5 year olds)

An especially warm welcome to our school. We hope that your association with us will be pleasant and valuable.

At Te Akau ki Papamoa School, we are dedicated to providing a quality education for every child. It is essential that you let your preschool centre know that your child will attend Te Akau ki Papamoa School. We have good relationships with all of our centres and work extremely hard at fostering a smooth transition for your child.

Once enrolled, our New Entrant Senior Teacher, Sue Beesley, will arrange a Transition to School Programme for your child. We will contact you up to 6 weeks before starting school to discuss needs and information.

Transitioning will vary for each child. Most of our children will have up to six visits before they start, some will require more. We encourage visits with the child’s centre as well as the child coming for visits with their parents.

We also encourage whanau to come for a tour of our school, meet the staff and get a feel for how the New Entrant team operates. We have an open door policy and welcome parent/whanau support in the classroom.

We invite parents to enrol their child/ren when they turn four.  Once enrolled, you will be able to keep up to date with what’s happening at our school through our e-mailed newsletters and informative website.

Early enrolment will also help us when planning the number of New Entrant rooms we need to open throughout the year.