Enrolment Process

Step 1 - Pre-enrolment form

a) Complete the Pre-Enrolment form by filling out the fields below and submitting the form.

b) Arrange a school visit by contacting the school via phone, email or by visiting the office.


phone 07) 578 5325




Child's Name *
Child's Gender *
Date of Birth *
Address *
Parent/Caregiver Name(s) *
Contact Phone Number *
Contact Email
Siblings and Ages *




Step 2 - School Visit

During this visit, you will have the opportunity to meet with the Principal and/or Senior staff, and enjoy a tour of the school.

A key objective of this visit is to get to know your child(ren) so we can support them to successfully  transition to Gate Pā School.

Step 3 - Complete the Application Form

This can be submitted online through this form or by using the paper version.  Both are available from the school office.

  • New Zealand Residents - a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport and immunisation certificate will be required.
  • Non New- Zealand residents - a copy of your child’s student or resident visa will be required.


School Zone

In January 2024, our school introduced an enrolment scheme (school zone). This scheme helps to protect our school from overcrowding. If you live within the school zone, then your children are guaranteed a place at Gate Pā School. Out-of-zone applications for enrolment are considered through a ballot system, and are subject to available places in suitable classes.


  • Families of currently enrolled students whose addresses become out of zone as a result of this Enrolment Scheme. These enrolments can be approved provided the student(s) commence Gate Pā School before January 2030.
  • Out of zone enrolments are also permitted for our special programme - Kopurererua - this is our Rumaki and Bilingual pathway.


The Ballot System:

  • If your residential address is outside our school zone and the above exceptions do not apply, you can apply for a place through the ballot system.
  • Each year the Board of Trustees determines the number of places that will be available in the ballot.
  • If you would like to apply to the ballot (as an out of zone student), please contact the school office: 07 578 5325 or office@gatepa.school.nz
  • Further information about the ballot process can be found at the Ministry of Education website link.


To enrol or find out more information, please see the links below or contact the school 07 5785325 / office@gatepa.school.nz

To Enrol - click here

Enrolment Scheme:


Zone Map:

school zone






Getting Ready for Gate Pā School

School Bag

Please purchase a large school bag for your child that will fit the following:

  • Book bag – homework book/reading log
  • Library books
  • Jersey
  • Shoes and socks
  • Lunch box and drink bottle
  • Swimming towel and togs (summer months)



  • Gate Pā School offers FREE stationery. This will be given to your child on their first day of school.





The Gate Pā School uniform must be worn everyday. The uniform is:

  • Gate Pā School polo shirt - this can be purchased from our school office 
  • Gate Pā School polar fleece can be purchased second hand from our school office
  • A school hat in your house colour - this can be purchased from the office
  • Any plain black bottoms that you own (shorts, pants, skirt, skort)


Attendance / Punctuality

Children must attend school everyday. In the event of illness/approved family commitments the school office must be contacted.

Children must be at school by 8:45am each day ready for their learning and picked up no later than 3:00pm each afternoon.


After-School Care

Gate Pā School children can be transported to After-School Care centres.

We currently have children who regularly attend:

* Coastkids in Greerton

To enrol at Coastkids, please phone 07)282 7570 or enrol using the online portal.

* Schools Out - Tauranga City

To enrol at Schools Out, please phone 027 1800 1181 or email taurangacity@schoolsout.co.nz