New entrants

Starting school is an exciting and important step in your child’s life - and your own!
At Paparoa Street School we look forward to working with you and your child to make this important stage rewarding and positive.

School contact

Check if you are in our school enrolment zone

If so… please contact our school office to ensure your child is placed on our pre-entry roll

If not … contact our school office in writing, to request a place for your child on our pre-entry roll and for inclusion in the ballot process.

Enrolment process

  • If you are on our pre entry roll and in zone or have been notified of acceptance in the ballot, you will be invited to an orientation morning for new entrant parents the term prior to your child starting school.. This is an opportunity to see our junior school operating, meet Dy Stokes the deputy principal and our junior team leaders, if possible meet the classroom teacher and be introduced to our school family.
  • An enrolment date is set with Dy Stokes either at the above meeting or through direct contact.

Required at time of enrolment:

A copy of a passport or birth certificate, evidence of address if in zone, immunisation records

New Entrant Transition To School visits (2 visits with parent/caregiver)

1. Thursday   8.45am to 11.30am. Bring morning tea.

Parents are asked to stay for the first visit and involve themselves in the learning programme on  the day, to ask any questions that they may have and enjoy the learning time together with their  child. 
On the second visit parents  can be flexible and choose to stay for part or all of the morning, we do ask that you arrive back to be part of the learning at  morning tea time at 11.00am. 

For those children attending Rutland Street Kidsfirst, Minerva House, and ABC Merivale preschools, we run 2 classroom visits per term in consultation with these teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions


For further information please refer to:
For any further inquires you are very welcome to contact:

Dy Stokes  (Deputy Principal) - 03 3528160 Ext 802