Enrolment at Maungaraki School

When to start school

Cohort Entry

Children can start school on or after their 5th Birthday. However at Maungaraki school we have adopted a Cohort Entry policy from Term 2 2020. Cohort entry is when new entrants start school in groups through the year rather than on their fifth birthday.

There are 2 entry points per term, one on the first day of term and one at a mid point during the term. At Maungaraki school we hold 2 to 3 school visits per cohort entry which are held on the Fridays prior to their start date (this may change if a Friday falls on a public holiday).


Start dates 2020

Term 2: 28 April (start of Term) and 2 June (mid Term date)
Term 3: 20 July (start of Term) and 24 August (mid Term date)
Term 4: 12 October (start of Term) and 16 November (mid Term date)

School Visit dates 2020

Term 2
For 28 April start: 27 March, 3 April & 9 April (Thursday).
For 2 June start: 15 May, 22 May, 29 May.

Term 3
For 20 July start: 19 June, 26 June, 3 July
For 24 August start: 7 August, 14 August, 21 August.

Term 4
For 12 October start: 11 September, 18 September, 25 September
For 16 November start: 30 October, 6 November, 13 November.

Online Enrolment Process

Maungaraki School has an Enrolment Scheme in place. All students who live within the Home Zone shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Please check out the enrolment zone details before completing an enrolment form.

To complete:

  • Click on the Online enrolment form
  • Enter the code 2968, then your email address
  • If you do not upload any of the required documents please bring them to the school office along with the below verification documentation

We will require you to bring the originals of the following documents to the school office before starting school:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport - (if you do not hold a New Zealand Birth certificate)
  • Any required Visa documentation and supporting Passport and Visa documents of the
  • Caregiver/s Proof of Residence - an original of a current Rates bill or your Tenancy Agreement, or a current Utility bill

For support in completing this process see the attached Parent Help document, or call the school office on 04 569 7205

For New Entrants: Once you have completed the enrolment we will contact you approximately 2 months prior to the start date to organise school visits. These usually consist of 3 days in their class from 9:00am to 11:20am in the 3 weeks leading up to their start date, but this may vary.  

For other year groups: Contact the school office if you would like to make an appointment to visit the school prior to starting.

Enrolment Pack

If you are unable to complete the online enrolment an Enrolment pack can be picked up from the school office or posted to you.

If you have any queries, please contact the school office on (04) 569 7205.

New Entrant Parent Information Evening

Join us for an introductory presentation to inform new and prospective parents about the Junior School programs run at Maungaraki School.

2020 dates are below:
Term 1 - Tuesday 17 March at 6pm
Term 2 - Tuesday 9 June at 6pm
Term 3 - Tuesday 1 September at 6pm
Term 4 - Tuesday 24 November at 6pm

Please contact the school office on 5697205 or email: office@maungaraki.school.nz if you would like to attend.

School Information Booklet