The Matakana School Board of Trustees has adopted an enrolment scheme, which has been approved by the Ministry of Education under section 11H(1) of the Education Act 1989.  

Please refer to the documents below for more information on the enrolment zone and the out of zone enrolment process. 

Cohort Entry

Matakana School has introduced Cohort Entry from 2018. Please find information about cohort entry below.

The Enrolment Process

Our aim is to ensure enrolment with us proceeds as smoothly as possible, and you are kept informed every step of the way. If you have questions or concerns at any stage, please contact our Student Administrator Elke Metzler on 09 422 7309 or e.metzler@matakana.school.nz.  

If you would like to enrol your child at Matakana School:

Step 1:  Complete an Expression of Interest form (attached below).

Please ensure you bring your proof of residency if your address is inside our enrolment zone.  You will be contacted and your application will be included in the appropriate enrolment process for in zone or out of zone.  


Step 2: You may wish to attend a School Tour 

School Tours are normally held once a term. Please register for one of our school tours here

This is an ideal time to chat to our Deputy Principal, view the school in action including our classrooms and facilities and be introduced to the Vision we have for children attending our school. Alternative times may be arranged for those unable to attend the scheduled tours. Children are welcome.  


Step 3:  Complete and return enrolment documentation

You will receive your enrolment documentation in the term before your child starts. Please return it to the school as soon as possible and ensure you bring your proof of residency (if you not already have done so), your child's ID (birth certificate, passport or appropriate visa) and immunisation certificate.  We will photocopy these for you. Please ensure all enrolment documentation is completed entirely (even the pre-school and dental information as schools do not forward such information).  


Step 4:  Let's get ready for the first day of school!

Please ensure you liaise with our office staff to ensure you have all the relevant items ready for your child's first day of school, including uniform items and stationery. Ensure the enrolment documentation is at the school office (we are unable to contact you if we don't have this booklet).  

Please arrive at the school office at 8.30 am on your child's first day of school so you have time to familiarise yourselves with the classroom, teacher, and students.


Step 5:  Attend a PTA Welcome Morning Tea

This is a perfect opportunity to find out more about the school and meet other parents/caregivers who have started around the same time as you. An invitation will be sent to you via your child's school bag.

If you have any queries at any stage of your enrolment, please contact the school office on 422 7309.  


Additional Information

If your child has been enrolled at another school, please bring as much information as possible with you as this will make the enrolment process easier. 


School Visits for new entrants  Your child will be invited to visit the school and in particular the class they will be attending. The visits are over three consecutive days (two to three hours each day). This allows the child to meet their teacher and fellow pupils, get familiar with the school and the routines. It is a special time for the child and we encourage parents to stay for the first visit only. An information letter containing the following will be included in your enrolment documents: 

1st visit:  8.45am-11.00am. This visit is inclusive of morning tea and a parent or a support person is most welcome to attend.

2nd visit:  8.45am-12.30pm. Inclusive of morning tea and up to the start of lunchtime.

3rd visit:  8.45am-1.30pm. A full morning and lunchtime.

On the 2nd and 3rd visit we encourage your child to attend independently so they will become aware of what the expectation is once they attend school full-time. 

Matakana School Expression of Interest Form.pdf88.22 KB
Enrolment Process Information for Out of Zone Families.pdf68.35 KB
Enrolment Zone Description 2.pdf446.46 KB
Enrolment Zone Map 2.pdf336.53 KB
Enrolment Zone Info and FAQ 2.pdf148.21 KB
Information about Cohort Entry.pdf366.89 KB