Starting School

Step 1 - Contact Us

Contact the school via phone, email or pop in to the office.

phone 07) 578 5325




Step 2 - Complete the enrolment forms
  • Other documentation that will be required:
  1. Parent/ Caregiver Permission
  2. New Zealand Residents - please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport and immunisation certificate
  3. Non New- Zealand residents - please bring a copy of your child’s student or resident visa
Step 3 - Get to know the staff and the school

All children starting school need to have a minimum of three visits to the classroom prior to starting school. Parents are required to stay with their child during these visits.

Book your school visit days at the school office. Most visits happen between 8.55am and 11am on a Tuesday. Alternative times can be negotiated where there is a need.

These visits…

  • provide a happy transition to school for your child.
  • allow the family to see the types of skills being learnt at school so they can support their child at home.
  • provide an opportunity for the teacher to meet families.

Enrolment Process

If you would like to know more about Gate Pā School, please complete the Expression of Interest form below.

If you are settled on making Gate Pā School your school, then go straight to our online enrolment form by clicking the Enrol Online Now button.

Either way, we will be in touch shortly.


Expression of Interest:

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




Enrol Online Now





Transitioning from another School

Step 1 - Contact Us

Contact the school via phone, email or pop in to the office.

Step 2 - Complete the enrolment forms
  • We will also need:
  1. New Zealand Residents - bring a copy of your child’s: birth certificate or passport, immunisation certificate, school report (most recent)
  2. Non New- Zealand residents - please bring a copy of your child’s visa status and/or parent visa status


Step 3 - Get to know the staff and the school

Phone the office to arrange an appointment with the Principal. During this informal appointment you will have a tour of the school.

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