Children who are permanently residing at a street address within the enrolment zone defined below are entitled to enrol at Rāwhiti School:

zone map

·    From the intersection of Anzac Drive and Frosts Road

·      North on Frosts Road to Beach Road

·      East on Beach Road to Marine Parade

·      South on Marine Parade to Rodney Street

·      West on Rodney Street to Union Street

·      North on Union Street to Owles Terrace

·      North West on Owles Terrace to New Brighton Road

·      North West on New Brighton Road to Anzac Drive

·      North on Anzac Drive to Frosts Road


In zone procedure for enroling a new entrant child

Around the time of your child’s 4th birthday, please contact the school office for enrolment information.

To confirm the enrolment you will be asked to provide:

  • proof of address e.g. power or phone account, rates demand, rental agreement
  • a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • a completed enrolment form
  • your child’s immunisation certificate

In zone procedure for enroling a child already at school

For parents who wish to enrol a school aged child already at school who is transferring to Rāwhiti School please contact the school office for enrolment information.


Out of zone enrolments

Enrolment of children who live outside the above geographic zone is governed by the requirements of Section 11F of the Education Act 1989, and instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11F of the Education Act 1989.

The number of places will be determined by the Principal on the basis of current and projected class numbers and school roll. If you would like to apply for a place through our ballot system, please download the ballot application form, complete it and return it to the school office.


 Term  Advertisement Date  Application Deadline (4pm) Ballot Date
For children who wish to enrol in Term 2, 2021
(May 3rd – July 9th)
  Wed 10 Feb 2021   Wed 10 March 2021
  Friday 12 March 2021
For children who wish to enrol in Term 3, 2021
(July 26th – October 1st)
 Wed 28 April 2021   Wed 26 May 2021   Friday 28 May 2021
For children who wish to enrol in Term 4, 2021
(October 18th – December 17th)
Wed 21 July 2021
Wed 18 August 2021   Friday 20 August 2021

Pre-enrol visits

If you would like to visit our school and look around you are welcome to join us at 9.30am on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings. Please contact the school office to register your name.

New Entrants visits

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai ki te kura o Rāwhiti.  We are so happy that you have chosen to start your child with us. Here is some information about our transition to school programme.  

3 or more school visits – please come and sign in at the office on arrival 

Visits are best on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please email me to notify when your first visit will be, so that I can welcome you to Rongo-mā-tāne and introduce myself. If your visit is on a Wednesday, Helen or I will be able to spend some extra time with you and your child. 

 Suggested Visiting Plan:

3 weeks before starting – one or two visits during the week – 8.30am-9.45am

2 weeks before starting – one or two visits during the week – 8.30am-11.20am (bring your morning tea)

1 week before starting – one or two visits during the week – 8.30am-12.15pm (bring your morning tea)


Our morning timetable is:

8.30am Active Play

9.00am Roll is sent to the office 

9.20am Hui

9.45am Reading – Pānui 

10.40am Play – Takaro – 1st Break Time

11.00am Eating together in the classroom – Wā Whānau Kai

11.20am   Writing – Tuhituhi

12.15pm Play – Takaro – 2nd Break Time 

Please bring your child’s ‘All about me’ booklet to their visit, as it helps us to get to know them. Children only need to wear their uniforms to their visits if they would like to. As our children don’t wear their shoes inside, we have a shoe stand outside our studio. Visits can be a great time for you to teach your child how to take off and put on their shoes independently. 

 Although you will need to stay ‘on site’ during your child’s visits, you are able to leave the studio to go to have a cuppa in the staffroom or read a book in our library. You might want to ‘mix it up’, so that they have some visits with you staying with them but also some visits where they get to experience it by themselves but know you’re still close at hand.

Find out about the Rongo-mā-tāne teachers

There are currently four teachers in Rongo-mā-tāne : Lisa, Nicole, Michelle and Rachel (Marcella on Mondays). Your child’s kaiāwhina group is called Tī Kōuka.  Michelle and Nicole will be your child’s teachers.

Class website 

You’ll be able to find more info about Rongo-mā-tāne on our class site. The ‘info for whānau’ section will probably be the most valuable to you. There’s even some videos about morning jobs, active play and hui for your child to watch. 

Info evening

Each term we will be have an info evening in Rongo-mā-tāne (first room at the west end). Come and meet us and find out more about our class programme. These dates are on our school website calendar.  Once we have your enrolment details you will receive a reminder email closer to the time. 

Please send me any questions that you may have to 

I look forward to meeting you and your child. 

 Ngā mihi nui,


Rongo-mā-tāne Team Leader