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.

Click below to download our enrolment pack

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.

 

Enrolment Information - Out of Zone Ballot

Ballot for February 2023

The Riverdale School Board of Trustees is now inviting applications from parents / caregivers who wish to enrol their Year 6 child at Riverdale School for Term 1 2023.

Enrolment at Riverdale School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.

Out of Zone Students

Riverdale School will have up to 2 spaces available for Year 6 students.

Pre-enrolment applications for out-of-zone students are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Riverdale School website. We do require a Birth Certificate to confirm your child’s date of birth and name.

The deadline for receipt of application for out-of-zone placements is 12.00pm Friday 10 February 2023.

If a ballot is required, it will be held on Monday 13 February 2023.

Parents will be informed by email of the outcome by Monday 13 February 2023.

Board of Trustees

Riverdale School

95 Slacks Road

Palmerston North

Enrolment Information - Out of Zone

Enrolment Form/Application Form

Out of Zone Priority Guidelines

 

HOME ZONE (Ammendment August 2022)

 

RIVERDALE SCHOOL | PALMERSTON NORTH (#2437)
Amended Enrolment Scheme Description
Effective from: 15 January 2023

The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued
under Schedule 20 of the Education and Training Act 2020 for the purpose of
describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment
schemes will be exercised.
Home Zone
All students who live within the home zone described below and shown on the
attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Both sides of each road are
included in the zone unless otherwise stated.
In a clockwise direction:
1. The zone begins at the intersection of College Street and Pitama Road and
travels south along Pitama Road to the intersection of Pitama Road and
Dittmer Drive. Note: no addresses on Sheffield Street are in zone. All
addresses numbered on Anzio Place, Busby Place, and Ngahere Court are in
zone.
2. At the intersection of Pitama Road and Dittmer Drive the zone turns left and
heads northeast along Dittmer Drive to the intersection of Dittmer Drive and
Wikiriwhi Crescent.
3. At the intersection of Dittmer Drive and Wikiriwhi Crescent the zone travels in
a straight line in an easterly direction to the Manawatū River.
4. The zone then follows the Manawatū River downstream to the confluence of
the Mangaone Stream.
5. At the confluence of the Manawatū River and the Mangaone Stream the zone
turns right and travels in a northerly direction upstream along the Mangaone
Stream to the western end of Rangitane Park.
6. At a point where the Mangaone Stream is adjacent to the western end of
Rangitane Park the zone then follows the centerline of Rangitane Park to the
intersection of Racecourse Road and Flemington Line.
7. At the intersection of Racecourse Road and Flemington Line the zone
proceeds in an easterly direction to the intersection of Racecourse Road and
8. Maxwells Line. Only addresses on the southern side of Racecourse Road are
in zone.
9. At the intersection of Racecourse Road and Maxwells Line the zone turns
right and travels south on Maxwells Line to the intersection of Maxwells Line

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and College Street. Only addresses on the western side of Maxwells Line are
in zone.
10. At the intersection of Maxwells Line and College Street the zone turns left and
follows College Street in an easterly direction to the zone starting point at the
intersection of College Street and Pitama Road. Only addresses on the
southern side of College Street are in zone.
In Zone Enrolments
Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.
Each year applications for enrolment in the following year from in zone students will
be sought by a date which will be published by notice in a media suitable for the local
community. This will enable the school board to assess the number of places which
can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the board will determine the number of places, and the number of pre-
enrolment periods, which are likely to be available in the following year for the
enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The school board will publish
this information by notice in a media suitable for the school and wider local
community. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made, the date by
which all applications must be received, and the date any ballot will be held.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority,
according to legislation:

First Priority         This priority category is not applicable at this
school because the school does not currently run a special
programme approved by the Secretary.
Second Priority    will be given to applicants who are siblings of
current students.
Third Priority       will be given to applicants who are siblings of
former students.
Fourth Priority     will be given to any applicant who is a child of a
former student of the school.
Fifth Priority        will be given to any applicant who is either a child of
an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the
board of the school.
Sixth Priority        will be given to all other applicants.

Note: Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof
of a sibling relationship.

Riverdale School, 95 Slacks Road, P O Box 6093, Palmerston North 4445
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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.

 

 

 

PROOF OF RESIDENCE

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.

OUT OF 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.

It is a help to your child's transition to school if they are confident to manage the following before starting:

     Knows own name & address well enough to repeat when necessary.
     Hold a pen correctly.
     Knows how to print own name (with a capital ONLY as the initial letter).
     Is able to relate well to other children and adults. Sharing, caring and negotiating  skills are required to function in this social context.
     Puts away toys and materials after using them.


 Knows how to put on and do up shoes and own coat. Please NO shoes with laces unless they can tie them themselves.
     Knows how to flush the toilet, and wash hands afterwards.
     Use scissors.
     Listen to and enjoy stories.
     Ask questions
     Can manage lunch without help.

Enroling and Transition

Please enrol your child well before starting day.  They can then be invited to attend Transition to School classes to ease their first days in this new environment. Children may begin school the day they turn five or any day afterwards. They must be attending a Primary School once they turn 6 years old.  Please bring a birth certificate as a proof of age as well as your child’s immunisation certificates to complete the enrolment.

Transition visits are scheduled prior to your child starting and the Teacher in charge of transition will contact you. During this time children are introduced to the school environment and they take part in a variety of early fun activities and meet the teacher. We would like children to have four visits before starting school. Stationery for New Entrants can be purchased through the school office.  We suggest this is organised during your transition visits so your child arrives ready to start. On the first day of Transition Class you will be given a Starting School Handbook with all the information about uniforms.

If you are intending to buy a school bag, please ensure it is big enough to hold a lunch box, drink bottle, reading bag, library book and polar fleece.

Starting School

We suggest you try to arrive at school 10 to 15 minutes before 9am to give your child time to chat to the teacher and friends and to put things away before the bell.  Arriving right on 9 o’clock can be unsettling for both the child and the class.

Hearing and vision testing is carried out on all children during their first year at school and in other years if requested by a parent or teacher.  You will be contacted if any problems are detected.

From their first day children are encouraged to bring home a reading book.  To protect reading books children need to bring their book bags to school daily.

After six weeks at school you will receive a report letting you know how your child is settling in.

 

 

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