Enrolment- We are NOT accepting OUT-OF-ZONE enrolments

All Students who reside in our school zone shall be entitled to enrol at our school

Proof of residence in the school zone will be required. Please note that enrolment may be annulled if based on false information or temporary residence

Process for Enrolment into Pigeon Mountain School

Please complete an online enrolment application. Our School Code is 1439. This must be completed by the parent/caregiver. 

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

  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- in parent’s name, this must be your current, permanent place of residence. You may also be asked for a copy of your rental agreement or sale agreement.
  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.

Your application will be processed and a letter sent approving or declining your application, within a week. All approved enrolment applications will be  invited to attend a pre entry enrolment meeting.

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 Wednesday 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.  

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
  • Freephone – 0800 724 440 – pay with your credit card
  • FREE DELIVERY for all orders over $46.00

Uniform 

Uniform is available from John Russell Schoolwear, 9 Moore Street, Howick. Hats are worn in the first and fourth terms.  House T-Shirts are required for year levels 3 – 6. Shoes are to be black school shoes either Velcro or lace up.  NO boots or sports shoes are to be worn.

School Tour

Options for School Tours are in person or online. Should you wish to join our in person school tour please phone the office 09 534 9765 to book a place. To view details of our school tours please see our Parent Information /School Tours and Visits page.

If you wish to view our online school tour – Watch below to take a VIRTUAL tour of our school. (October 2021)

Enrolment Form
Zone enrolment streets
Zone Map
Link to NZ Schools Site

School Zone

Pre School Programme – Off to a Good Start

Off to a Good Start

Sessions are 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  534 9765  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 10:50. 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 Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm until 2.45pm, please report to the office. 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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