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

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.

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.


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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.

Maungawhau Primary School Board of Trustees has determined that they will be accepting Out-of-Zone enrolment applications for the Year 0, Year 1 & Year 2 groups starting in 2023 only.

The exact number of places available will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. Students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately.

If you reside out-of-zone and you wish for your child to be considered for enrolment in the out-of-zone ballot, you will need to complete a Pre-Enrolment Form. Please return the application form with all the additional documentation to the school no later than the application closing date shown below.

Parents will be emailed results of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Please print your email address clearly on the form.

Please complete the following and return it to the school office. If we do not receive all the requested documentation, we cannot include you in the ballot.
These are the things you will need to complete your Out of Zone Enrolment:

Out of Zone Enrolment form
□ Your Child’s Birth Certificate and/or Passport if NZ Citizen
□ If not a NZ Citizen all appropriate visa/certificate confirming your right to enrol
□ Separate Households – written confirmation from both parents of the care and custody arrangement and any relevant custody agreement or order
□ If your child has any Development or Learning Difficulties, please attach more detail


Please email all the application documentation to office@maungawhau.school.nz or drop your completed application to our school office at 43 Ellerton Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024.

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.
Applications for out of zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
1. First priority must be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run
by the school.  (Maungawhau School does not have a special programme running).
2. Second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.
3. Third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school.
4. Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
5. 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.
6. Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.
If the board receives fewer applications than there are places available all applicants will be enrolled.
Out of zone students must be taken in the order of priority listed above. Refer to the Ministry of Education website for the ballot process.
If you have any queries, please contact the school office on (09) 638 8829.