Starting School

Step 1 - Contact Us

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

office@gatepa.school.nz

phone 07) 578 5325

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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 Form

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 *

 

 

 

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)

 

Stationery

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

 

 

 

Uniform

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

  • Gate Pā School polo shirt - this can be purchased from NZ Uniforms (94 Elizabeth Street)
  • Any plain black bottoms - shorts, skirts, skort, pants
  • A school hat in your house colour - this can be purchased from the office

 

Attendance / Punctuality

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

After-school care via the YMCA is available in our school hall. WINZ subsidies are available.
Children must attend school everyday. In the event of illness/approved family commitments the school office must be contacted.

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