Enrolment

Process for Enrolment into Pigeon Mountain School

An enrolment form is received from the office or is available below , and completed by the parent/caregiver.

The school requires the following information to be returned with the completed enrolment form:

Child’s birth certificate and/or current passport.  A copy will be taken of the relevant documents.

  1. Child’s Passport or Birth Certificate
  2. Visa Documents – if relevant.  These include Residency Permits and Student Visas, Parents’ work permits etc.
  3. Parents’ Passports if have work permits.
  4. Proof of Address – copy of a power account.
  5. Immunisation form – or certificate from your local Doctor for all children enrolling.  If you do not wish to immunise, this must be advised in a letter, together with the reason, and given to the office.
  6. For ‘Out of Zone’ applications – a copy of the child’s latest school report is necessary

Your application will be processed and a letter sent approving or declining your application, within a week.

For New Entrants

Two months before the child is due to commence school, a letter will be sent to parents advising of the School Visits dates.  The child is entitled to 3 visits (currently on a Thursday), before commencing school.  We hold a Playgroup – Off to a Good Start that meets on Monday afternoons from 1.45pm until 2.45 pm.  You are welcome to attend each week with your child for a term before he/she commences school.

First Day of School at Pigeon Mountain Primary 

You will need to come to the office by 08:30am to be processed.  You will be given a Welcome Pack and a blue folder (for the teacher).

Stationery 

This is available for purchase from Office Max online.  Ask for your child’s year level stationery pack and inform them if they are a new student to Pigeon Mountain Primary School

  • Online – www.myschool.co.nz – with credit card payment
  • Shop – OfficeMax 5 Ronwood Ave, Manukau
  • Freephone – 0800 724 440 – pay with your credit card
  • Freefax – 0800 367 724 – with credit card details
  • Freepost – Send your cheque asking for your child’s year level pack.
  • FREE DELIVERY for all orders over $57.50

Uniform 

The complete school uniform can now be purchased from New Zealand uniforms at Unit B, 16 Bishop Dunn Place, Botany South (by Mitre 10).  Hats are worn in the first and fourth terms and are available from school for $10.00.  House T-Shirts are required for all year levels and are available from NZ Uniforms. Shoes are to be black school shoes either Velcro or lace up.  NO boots or sports shoes are to be worn.

Dental Clinic 

You will receive an Enrolment Form for the Dental Clinic.  Children are usually seen once a year, or if a problem arises with their teeth.

Permission Form

A Permission Form is required to be completed when you enrol on the first day of school.  This gives your permission for internet use, school trips, sports events, the publishing of children’s work and images for school use only.

Cybersafety Agreement

This is required to be signed by your child, and yourself.  It explains our Cybersafety Policy and underlines the provisions of the use of the school’s internet.  (This is currently under review by management).

Enrolment Form 2017
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School Zone

Zone enrolment streets
Link to NZ Schools Site

Pre School Programme – Off to a Good Start

Off to a Good Start

Off to a Good Start session will recommence  on the 10th October. The session will be held in the Library. Please report to the school office on arrival and sign in on the tablet.

Visiting our School

You are most welcome to make an appointment to  have a tour and a chat about our school and your child. I love to meet new parents and students.

Please ring on 534 9765 ext 828 or 0211451990 to make an appointment.

Pre-entry programme

Several weeks before your child starts school you will receive a letter from the school inviting you and your child to attend three pre-entry sessions.

These sessions start at 9 am and finish at 10:30. It is a good time to visit because you and your child see how the day starts in Year 1. This makes the first day of school a lot easier when you know the routines. You and your child are most welcome to stay for morning tea on the deck with the other children.

Off to a Good Start Programme

As well as the pre-entry letter you will also receive a letter about our transition to school programme called “Off to a Good Start”.

The “Off to a Good Start” programme is held on Monday afternoons from 1.30pm until 2.45pm  in Room 15, please report to the office on your first visit. The programme runs all term so students can join the programme at any time during the term.

The aim of these sessions is to prepare your child for school.  The goals of this programme are to ease the transition into school. As a result, students will settle into school easier, know class routines, have some basic literacy skills in place and will be able to find their way around the school.   The programme will include:

  • Basic routines
  • How and what to do in learning centres
  • Alphabet work
  • Reading to, with and by
  • Numeracy
  • An introduction to our environmental and CARE programmes.
  • Walks around the school- getting to know our school.

Parents are required to stay during these sessions and it is a good opportunity for you to meet other new parents, learn about our school, and ask any questions you may have.   This is an optional programme, but it is beneficial to your child to attend at least five of the sessions.  As these are running continuously, you are welcome to attend as many sessions as you wish.

The programme is run by Mrs. Lowden, the Associate Principal. Mrs. Lowden is happy to answer any questions you may have. There is a parent’s library available as well as display of the stationery your child will need and some samples of  how it is used. Your child will require the New Entrant stationery pack.

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