If you are considering joining our wonderful school community, we invite you to visit us and have a look around.  

School Tours are run by one of our senior leadership team, by appointment only.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment.   

Our School Prospectus is available HERE

Online Enrolment is available HERE

Enrolling Your 5 Year Old

For parents of pre-schoolers, you can assist our classroom planning by letting us know well ahead of time if your children will be attending our school.  For example, if you have a 3 or 4 year old, please give us a call and we will put them on our list of anticipated enrolments.

We would appreciate you completing the online enrolment a few months prior to your child’s 5th birthday. Our office staff can then organise your pre-school visits.  The junior team welcomes prospective students and their parents to the school and the teachers in that team make make it their mission to know you and your child in order to work together to prepare your child to be a 21st century learner.  We encourage you to book in for two pre school visits with your child prior to them starting here, our office staff will organise these with you.  These are currently run the two consecutive weeks prior to your child starting, on a Thursday at 9-10am. The visits will provide you with the answers to the many questions you may have and help support you and your child’s transition to primary schooling.    

Cohort Entry

Papamoa Primary School has adopted a cohort entry for all New Entrant children who are attending school for the first time.

We have two start dates per term, one at the beginning and one mid way through the term. Please see below for the dates for intakes for 2022;

Term 1: 8 February 2022 and 14 March 2022

Term 2: 2 May 2022 and 7 June 2022

Term 3: 25 July 2022 and 29 August 2022

Term 4: 17 October 2022 and 21 November 2022

Enrolling Older Children

If your children are transferring to us from another school, please complete the enrolment process at least one week before you would like them to start.  It would be helpful to us when placing your child if you could provide a recent school report from their previous school.   Once we have all the documentation in place, and you have purchased uniforms, the children will be entitled to start.

Enrolling Children from Overseas

This process is much the same, except that we will need you to provide proof of your children’s eligibility to be enrolled in a NZ school. This would be in the form of a current Student Visa, Residency Permit or Citizenship Certificate. We will also require a copy of their passport to support this document.

For further information, please contact the school office.

Zone Information

Because Papamoa Primary School has an enrolment zone in place enrolment will not be accepted without proof that you reside in our zone when enrolling your children. This needs to be in the form of a current power bill that clearly shows your name and address. Out of zone enrolments will not be accepted. Children must be residing in our school zone at the time of their start date at Papamoa Primary School.

Our new Zone will be in place for 2022 enrolments.  Please click the following link for our new Zone Map and Enrolment Scheme 2022

Out of Zone Enrolments

Pāpāmoa Primary School Board of Trustees has spaces for 20 Year 0 children who will turn 5 between May 9th 2022 and Jan 1st 2023.

Please complete the application form before Wednesday 25th May 2022.


Applications for out of zone students will be processed in the following Ministry of Education order of priority:

a) First Priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in a special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary of Education.

b) Second Priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.

c) Third Priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a former student of the school.

d) Fourth Priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

e) Fifth Priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the Board of the school or a child of a member of the Board of the School.

f) Sixth Priority must be given to all other applicants.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot supervised by a Justice of the Peace, a Practicing Lawyer or a Police Officer in accordance with Section 11G (1) of the Education Act 1989.

Should you have any questions or you wish to discuss this process any further please contact Amy Mellor our Enrolment Administrator by phoning the school on 07 542 0865 or email [email protected]



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