Enrolment Info

Whangarei Primary has an enrolment zone applied by the Ministry of Education.

A copy of the zone boundaries is available at the link below or at the school office. The enrolment zone means we are unable to accept enrolments from families living outside the zone unless there are sufficient spaces available for this. If necessary, a ballot for out-of-zone enrolments is held each year for any available places. The enrolment zone is in place to assist controlling roll growth.

Should you wish to inquire about an enrolment for your child if you live outside the school’s enrolment zone please contact the school office.

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School Fees

We are currently not asking our families to pay school fees.

Information about our New Entrant Rooms - Year 0/1

When your child starts primary school they will be enrolled in either Year 0 or Year 1, depending on which half of the year they start in.

At Whangarei Primary School all children starting school BEFORE the 1st of April will be classified and placed as a Year 1.  All children starting school ON and AFTER the 1st of April will be classified as a Year 0 and the following year will be in Year 1.

If your child is enrolling mid-year, it is best to contact us to talk about what year they should be placed in.  If you think your child is not in the right year at our school please talk to your child's teacher about this.

The New Entrant classrooms are where your child will start as a new entrant at WPS. The learning programme has been developed to ensure that the transition from Early Childhood centres to Primary school is as smooth as possible. They use a variety of learning approaches, but incorporate the ‘Learning Through Play’ approach as a way to support this transition so your child(ren) are as prepared as possible for formalised education.

In our new entrant programme, strong links are made to the New Zealand Curriculum and, in particular, the key competencies which are thinking, using language symbols and text, managing self, relating to others, and participating and contributing. This is done to support students to develop the skills they will need to transition to a Year 1 or Year 2 classes successfully and to promote student agency (being able to think and act for themselves).

Through a range of experiences and guided instruction, students develop their skills, including in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics in a meaningful context.

Enrolment Documentation

Information and documents for parents who want to enrol their children into the school can be found below at the following links:

Enrolment Zones >

Cyber Safety Agreement Form >