Enrolment Pack
Riverdale School

Enrolment Information

Enrolments: Please enrol your children with the office staff at our main office. If your child is starting school for the first time we require a Birth Certificate to confirm your child’s date of birth and name, relevant health details, and your child’s Immunisation Certificate. We will also invite you to meet the Principal and Ariki Team.

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New Entrant Enrolments: Before your child turns five, you will be contacted and will be part of the Transition to School Meetings run by Lauren Pyle. Your school visits will be arranged from this point and on your first visit, you will be given a booklet which has information about school, uniform and stationery requirements.


All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

From the North East corner where Pitama Road intersects College Street, and area bounded by Pitama Road, East to Dittmer Drive including all streets off Pitama Road, except Sheffield Street, North along Dittmer Drive to the intersection of Whikiriwhi Crescent then East to the Manawatu River.  South along the Manawatu River to the Mangaone Stream, West along the Mangaone Stream then North in a straight line to No. 90 Maxwells Line including all of Haast Place.  North along the Southern side of College Street to the Pitama Road intersection.




Each year, applications for enrolment for the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.  This will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.


Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.

Applications for out of zone enrolment will now be processed in the following order of priority:
1. Students who are funded (ORRS) for Patiki
2. Siblings of current students
3. Siblings of former students
4. Child of a former student of the school
5. Child of an employee of the BOT of the school or a child of a member of the BOT
6. All other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.  Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.



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