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.

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

Or check out our street zone list

Enrolment Process

Starting school is an exciting event. Establishing a robust home-school partnership starts with beginning the enrolment process early. This partnership will ensure a positive experience for you and your child.

As soon as your child has turned 4 we encourage you to get in touch to start the pre-enrolment process.

Once we have received your completed pre-enrolment paperwork your child will be added to our pre-enrolment list.  Please refer to the ‘checklist in-zone enrolment’ for what is required.

Our student administrator will get in touch once pre-enrolment paperwork has been completed with next steps for your child’s open morning/principal and class visits.

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.

New Entrant Open Mornings

We are excited to offer our pre-enrolled year 0/1 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.

Open morning visits are in addition to any personalised Principal/classroom visits that each new year 0/1student will have closer to their own start date. Our Student Administrator will be in touch with you directly to arrange these visits. During all of our open mornings, we require a parent and/or caregiver to attend with their child. We ask that preschoolers do not attend, as these visits will be in established year 0/1 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 light fruit snack so your child can sit and eat at the scheduled fruit break.
  3. Please meet in the school office to sign in at 9:15am. Visits conclude around 10:30am.

Dates for 2024

Term 1
Week 5 Thursday 29 February
Week 9 Thursday 28 March

Term 2
Week 3 Thursday 16 May
Week 7 Thursday 13 June

Term 3
Week 3 Friday 9 August
Week 7 Thursday 5 September

Term 4
Week 5 Thursday 14 November


Visits during school time
Unfortunately due to the high number of requests we do not provide ‘walkthroughs’ for parents to evaluate whether this school is ‘suitable’ during learning times.   As you can appreciate we have many requests on a weekly basis and this can prove disruptive to our programmes.  We do however offer set times where a member of the leadership is available to give you a tour of the school if you are relocating to our area.  Please contact the Student Administrator for more details.


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 the 2024 out-of-zone ballot have now closed.

A decision regarding any 2025 out-of-zone ballot will be made at the end of August 2024. Information regarding this will be posted here early September.