Whakatapoko – Enrol

2024 Enrolments are open.

Nau Mai, Welcome.

Our  2024 enrolment process is now open, and our timeline is as follows.

May 9th 2023-Tours begin (tours are an essential step in our enrolment process)

June 2nd 2023 – Tour bookings are now closed.

June 8th 2023 – Last tour.

July 5th, 2023-  Pre enrolment closes.

August 02, 2023-  Ballot is drawn.

August 14th,2023- Last day for accepting a place for 2024.

ATĀ WHAKATAPOKO- HOW TO ENROL

We are a designated character school established under Section 156 of the Education Act 1989. The students eligible for enrolment are those whose parents accept the designated character of the school as set out in the New Zealand Education Gazette notice of 4 April 2013. We have an Enrolment Scheme.

As we have more interest than spaces available, we must ballot our home zone at every year level. This includes siblings of current students who must also follow our enrolment process. Because we are a special character school, balloting the home zone differs from a regular school where students who live in the home zone are automatically enrolled. Waitlists are not carried over to the next year. We start a new enrolment process every year.

There are two steps to complete before you can be a part of our ballot which is held in August.

  • Rēhita – Register your interest and attend a tour 
  • Te Kōwhiri – Pre-enrolment and ballot information

Please read below for more information on our process.

TE HĀPETE O MUA – OUR PRE-ENROLMENT PROCESS

  1. Rēhita – Register your interest and attend a tour (essential)
    You must register your interest so we can contact you during pre-enrolment.  You also need to attend a tour to view our school and see how we operate.  Our Senior Leadership Team take the tour, and there is the opportunity for questions as part of this process.   If you cannot make the date you booked, please fill this form in again for a future tour.  Due to the huge demand, we cannot offer tours or visits outside our scheduled dates. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s7XsIgsyaUl1zC8R0cmYPlRfwMGsC-j4r-kaKWGVlk4/
  2. Te Kōwhiri – Pre-enrolment and ballot information
    Once you have attended a tour and want to progress with your enrolment, you must complete our Pre-Enrolment step. When we start a pre-enrolment process, we will email whānau who have attended a tour the reference form for an educator and a caregiver to fill in. We commonly ring and/or ask you to meet with us to discuss the references.

2023 WHAKATAPOKO – ENROLMENTS CLOSED

Our 2023 pre-enrolments closed on 14th July 2023. All families who had registered their interest by that date were sent the next steps to complete. We now have balloted waiting lists in place.  Families who participated in this were all offered a place or a waiting list number on 5th August 2022.

Balloted waiting list status – updated 12.05.2023
Year 1 – 9 on the waitlist. Number 3 is at the top of the waitlist.

Year 2 – No waitlist.

Year 3 – No waitlist.

Year 4 – 4 on the waitlist, number 3 is at the top of the waitlist.

Year 5 – 5 on the waitlist, number 3 is at the top of the waitlist.

Year 6 – 6 on the waitlist.

Year 7 – the waitlist is exhausted.

Year 8 – the waitlist is exhausted.

Year 9 – 17 on the waitlist. Number 17 is now at the top of the waitlist.
Year 10 – the waitlist is exhausted.
Year 11 – the waitlist is exhausted.
Year 12 – the waitlist is exhausted.
Year 13 – the waitlist is exhausted.
For those on a balloted waiting list, we do not contact you every time the waiting list moves.  We will send you an offer by email if a place arises.