In New Zealand, most children start school shortly after they turn five. All children must be enrolled at school by their sixth birthday.
Enrolling early helps us to plan for how many children will be attending - ideally we appreciate enrolments end of September of the year before they first start school. Please contact the appropriate office to arrange a visit to our school and to collect enrolment forms.
New entrant students are invited to participate in weekly 'visits' to the class. This allows them to become familiar with the school environment and teachers. Parents are welcome to remain with their child in the class or they may wish to wait in the staffroom. Parents must remain onsite during visits.
Coming for a visit to our school is an opportunity for the school to meet you and your child, learn about your child's interests and learning needs and explain important aspects of Warkworth Primary School. You may also take the opportunity to ask questions relating to the school.
To enrol at Warkworth School, please provide the following information:
- Child's Birth certificate
- Up to date contact information
- Relevant medical and immunisation records
- Any relevant information relating to the family situation (eg: a shared parenting arrangement)
- Information from the previous kindies/schools including any assessments or reports are very useful.
- Proof of address within enrolment zone.
Why do I need to provide my child’s immunisation record?
Your child can absolutely still be enrolled at school. We request confirmation of your child’s immunisation status in case of an outbreak so that we may determine which children need to be excluded from school until the outbreak is contained to reduce the risk that they contract the illness.
Some children become overwhelmed when the time to start school arrives, becoming upset and clinging to Mum or Dad. We recommend a rapid exit, after handing the child over to the teacher. Believe us, most have stopped crying before parents have reached the gate! Feel free to phone us at morning tea to see how the child has settled.