Process for Enrolment at Richmond Road School
Pre-enrolment is strongly advised as this will help us to manage class sizes during the year, or for the following year. For in-zone students, pre-enroling when your child turns 4 years old would be helpful.
We encourage you to visit our school and take a tour.
Tours are on the first Thursday of each month from 9-10am. Please sign in at the office before 9am.
Please email the office to let them know you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 tour dates:
Term 2: May 4th, June 1st, July 6th.
Term 3: August 3rd, September 7th.
Term 4: November 2nd, December 7th.
Scroll down for more information about enrolling in and out of zone, special programme applications and documents needed to enrol.RRS-booklet823-2
To confirm whether you live in zone, visit nzschools.tki.org.nz and search using your home address.
Enrolment at Richmond Road School is governed by an enrolment scheme approved by the Ministry of Education. The enrolment scheme details our school’s ‘home zone’, and all students living in the ‘home zone’ detailed below are entitled to enrol at the school on the general roll (or Kiwi Connection / English Unit) at any time. However, living within the ‘home zone’ does not guarantee a place in the school’s Special Programmes.
If you would like your child to enrol in one of our bilingual units/ ‘Special Programmes’, please complete the application/enrolment form in the September of the year prior to your child starting school. Applications must be received by 3pm, date to be confirmed for 2018 for your child to be included in the main enrolment round for 2018. Your child may be enrolled after this period if there are still spaces left in these programmes (please ask about 2017)
Parents of students who live in the home zone should apply the year before to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school.
Out of zone enrolments: see Out of zone
Children can start school on the day that they turn 5, or any day following. They must start by the time they are 6 years old.
Enrolment Forms (see below)
The ‘English Enrolment’ form (for In-Zone) and the Special Programme forms (for French, Maori or Samoan) are attached below. You can email the school these forms at email@example.com.
Two to three months before your child starts school, or once your child’s place in one of our special programmes has been confirmed, bring the following documents to the office:
- Birth certificate or passport;
- Immunisation history card (from Plunket book); and
- Proof of address (recent power / phone bill).
While you are at the office:
- complete the dental and hearing/vision forms;
- confirm the date that your child will start;
- organise dates for your child’s pre-school visits (usually 2-3 during the month before starting); and
- pick up a stationery list.
Out of Zone Enrolments and Special Programmes
Each year the Board will determine the number of places 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.
The Board of Trustees invites applications for enrolment for all students wishing to attend Richmond Road School in 2017. Students who apply for our special programmes (bilingual units) are selected based on criteria set out in the enrolment scheme. If the number of applicants who meet the criteria exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required it will be held on date to be confirmed for 2018. The approximate number of spaces for 2017 are:
Te Whānau Whāriki (Māori) 28 spaces (we still have places available for 2017)
Mua i Malae (Samoan) 20 spaces (we still have places available for 2017)
L’Archipel (French) 14 spaces (we are over subscribed for 2017)
Kiwi Connection (English) – 4 (please ask)
If you require a copy of the enrolment scheme, enrolment pack or more information please contact Lisa on 376-1091. All applications must be received at the school office, 113 Richmond Road, Ponsonby, no later than 3pm, date to be confirmed for 2018.
Priority of Applications
Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:
First Priority will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programmes run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.
(a) Te Whanau Whariki – Maori Language Bilingual Unit
(b) Mua I Malae – Samoan Language Bilingual Unit
(c) French Unit – French Language Bilingual Unit
Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students of the school.
Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students of the school.
Fourth Priority will be given to applicants who are children of Employees of the school’s Board.
Fifth Priority will be given to all other applicants
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 by the Secretary 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 circulating in the area served by the school.
Applicants seeking second or third priority status will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.
Special Programmes Enrolment Interviews
Before children are accepted, they must attend a special programmes enrolment interview.
Refer to the Special Programmes Methodology document below.
Want more information?
All the information you need should be on this website. If you would prefer a hard copy of the enrolment information, it is available from the school office.
For more information please contact Lisa on 376-1091.