Enrolment is an important time and we realise you choosing where your child attends school is a big decision for you. You are joining our community and we are joining yours.
We like to understand your child as well as we can so that we can ensure his/her transition to school is as simple for everybody as possible. Simplisticity is about reducing the stress of change. This time can be stressful. The smoother the initial transition into Fruitvale, the more likely your child will be into their learning journey with excitement and relationships, and at their level of need.
The Board of Trustees and Senior Management have chosen to remain with the existing 5th Birthday enrolment scheme, this allows children to start school at any time on or after their 5th birthday, but before their 6th Birthday.
We DO NOT run a cohort entry. Our Board of Trustees have opted not to implement a cohort entry enrolment scheme as cohort entry limits families to only being able to start school on two set dates per term, this was seen as not beneficial to our wider community.
School Visits take place for the three consecutive Tuesdays 8:55am - 11:40am prior to a child's 5th birthday.
We do not have school visits in week 1 or 10 of the school term.
We suggest all children (and parents) to bring a small snack and water with them to eat at break time. Break time is an important time and we encourage families to stay during this time, it gives you and your child the opportunity to discuss what happens at play time, what to do if they need the toilet at playtime and what the bells etc mean. This is all important information for children navigating their first few days in a new environment.
We don't expect your child to wear uniform on their visit, but uniform can be purchased at the NZ Uniform in New Lynn.
At the start of each school year we have a "Meet the Teacher" family evening, if your child is starting in Term 1, you are more than welcome to come along to the evening, all events are advertised via the school Facebook page so make sure you follow us on Facebook to keep informed.
If you have any questions with regards to your child's enrolment please don't hesitate to contact me either via email, in person or on the number listed below.
Our aim is to make our enrolment process as simple as possible. You can either download and print the enrolment form from this site or stop by the Office and pick up a hard copy.
If your child is New Zealand born we simply need a copy of their birth certificate or passport.
For non New Zealand born children we require a copy of the relevant valid visa in their current passport.
Pre-schoolers are encouraged to attend three school visits, these are on Tuesdays from 8.55am - 11.40am, an adult must remain onsite for the duration of the visit.
If you have any further questions with regards to enrolling your child or regarding the curriculum, please don't hesitate to contact the school office and we will answer them for you, or arrange a meeting with one of our senior management team.
Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions around an enrolment
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40 Fruitvale Road
Phone: 09 - 8272752