Enrolments & Zoning

If you live inside our school zone

Like most schools in Auckland, Maungawhau School operates an enrolment zone. Providing you are currently residing within the designated zone prior to enrolment you are automatically entitled to enrol your child.

If you are not sure if you live in our school zone, please see the zone map and list of streets on this page.

Please contact us by email and we will post you an enrolment pack.    Alternatively you can download the PDF and print yourself, or call into our school office between 8am and 4pm on weekdays to pick up your pack.

If you are transferring from another school or moving here from overseas, please contact our school office to discuss further.

Or check out our street zone list

Enrolment Process

Once we have received your completed Student Enrolment form your child will be added to our pre-enrolment list.  Please bring with you all the paperwork needed to finalise your pre-enrolment (once your child turns 4).

  • completed enrolment form
  • child’s birth certificate and/or passport

4 weeks prior to your child’s start date we need to see originals of your:

  • current Auckland City rates demand or tenancy agreement and a current power account
  • declaration of residency, witnessed by a JP or solicitor
  • completed hearing and vision consent form
  • child’s immunisation certificate

Four weeks prior to your child turning 5 we will phone and ask you to come in and meet with our Principal.  Once you have met with the Principal, your child will be placed in a class and class room visits can be arranged directly with your teacher.

Each term, we offer new parents to the school whose children have started recently, an invitation to a morning tea hosted by senior management team. This takes place on the 3rd Friday of each term. This is a great way to meet other parents and learn about our school.

You will be given a list of stationery requirements before your child starts school.  Please have these named and ready for their first day.  Once your child has started school you will receive a statement regarding the recommended annual parent donation, and activity fees.

New Entrant Open Mornings

We are excited to offer our newly enrolled students the opportunity to visit us during our Open Mornings each term before they start. This is to ensure that our new entrant beginner students feel secure in starting at our school with increased confidence and a greater understanding of school life.

Students who are beginning school at age 5 in Term 2 can visit in Term 1 and 2; students starting in Term 3 can visit in Term 2 and 3, and students beginning in Term 4 can visit in Term 3 and 4. Open morning visits are in addition to any personalised beginning school visits that each new student will have with their New Entrant teacher closer to their own school starting date. Our Student Administrator, Karen Blanchard, will be in touch to arrange this. During all of our open mornings, we require a parent or a caregiver to attend with their child. We ask that preschoolers do not attend, as these visits will be in established New Entrant/Year One classrooms.

To attend our open mornings please:

  1. Email Karen Blanchard to confirm the number of children and adults that will be attending.
  2. Bring a fruit snack so your child can sit and eat at our 10 am fruit break.
  3. Please meet in the school office to sign in at 9:15am. Visits conclude around 10:30am.

Dates for 2023
Term 1
Week 4 Tuesday 21 February
Week 8 Tuesday 21 March

Term 2
Week 3 Tuesday 9 May
Week 8 Tuesday 13 June

Term 3
Week 3 Tuesday 1 August
Week 8 Tuesday 5 September

Term 4
Week 4 Tuesday 31 October

We look forward to meeting you soon.
Liz Love Transition to School Leader

Important Note!

It is a legal requirement of the Ministry of Education, that all enrolment forms are completed prior to enrolment, failure to do so may jeopardise your child’s place.


Choosing a school for your child

Out of Zone Enrolment

Enrolment at Maungawhau School is governed by an enrolment scheme. The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989. The Education Amendment Act (No 3) 2010 changed the priority of out of zone students selected via the ballot. The change only affects students not living in school’s home zone.

Applications for out-of-zone places for the 2023 school year have closed.

The Board of Trustees will meet in late August 2023 to determine whether any places will be available for the 2024 school year. Please check back here or contact the School Office early September for further information.