We welcome enquiries about enrolling children at Owairaka School. You are warmly invited to visit us to find out more about our school. Please contact us to organise a day and time to meet:

Phone: (09) 846 5091

Email: reception@owairaka.school.nz

2021 April Update

Out-Of-Zone Enrolments

The Board has determined that 35 places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students in Terms 3 and 4 this year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

There will be one enrolment period. The enrolment period runs from 26 July 2021 to 16 December 2021. For students seeking enrolment within the enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is 3.00pm Wednesday 5 May 2021. Application forms can be obtained from the school office; please bring one of the following documents with you: Birth Certificate or Passport.

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on 12 May 2021. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

For details relating to the 2022 enrolment period contact the school office.

Enrolment Scheme

The Ministry of Education directed Owairaka School to introduce a school enrolment scheme in order to avoid over-crowding. This scheme came into effect from 23 May, 2016.

The full Enrolment Scheme from the Ministry of Education can be seen here and is also available from the school office. Under this scheme, students have the right to be enrolled if they live within the described home zone. The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989. All students who already attend our school will be treated as if they live ‘in zone’, no matter where they live.

International Students

Please email the school deehodge@owairaka.school.nz to register your interest to enrol your child as an International Student, and for enrolment information.

Should you have any questions and need assistance with the school application process, please be in contact with Dee Hodge, International Student Coordinator, deehodge@owairaka.school.nz, phone: 0064 9 846 5091.