New Entrant Enrolments
Once your child has turned 4, it is a good idea to call and pre-enrol your child at our school. At this stage we are happy to meet with parents, answer any questions and show you around our school. However it is really important that an enrolment form is filled out and put on file with the school.
Pre School Visits
Approximately 10 weeks prior to the child's 5th birthday, you will receive a letter of welcome from us, stating on which days the pre-school visits will occur. Our pre-school visiting programme consists of 4 visits, on 4 consecutive Wednesday afternoons 2.00pm - 2.45pm. Each visit has a specific purpose and allows the child and teacher to 'get to know each other' in a friendly, supportive environment. Parents are asked to stay for the duration of each visit. During one of the 4 visits the Principal will meet with the visiting parents to participate in an information session about our school. On another of the pre-school visits the Associate Principal will spend some time explaining how you can support child in their learning.
Most of our children start school in a Reception Class. This is a class that has been set up to specifically meet the needs of new entrant children beginning school. The class number is kept as low as possible and the teacher often has a Teachers Assistant to help meet the children's needs. While the Reception class programme is all about getting starting with reading, writing and maths, it is also about taking time to learn to be a "school kid". Most children stay in the Reception class for around 5 weeks and then graduate out in to a Year 0/1 class, however there is an opportunity for children to stay longer in this class until they have settled well in to the school system.
Enrolment Policy & Procedure
Under the terms of the Education Act 1989, the Board of Trustees has implemented an Enrolment Scheme to manage the school roll. In implementing the scheme, the Board treats all enrolments fairly.
The Board have defined a geographic zone that includes areas that have traditionally contributed children to the school.
The Board apply the following priorities:
All Primary School aged children residing in the school's defined zone have automatic right to enrolment.
Where the Principal deems there are spaces available, the following criteria apply to applicants from outside of the defined zone. (These criteria are not prioritised):
Parents who wish to make an out-of-zone application for enrolment, need to make an appointment with the school Principal or Deputy Principals.
As enrolments to our special needs unit are treated a little differently to those of the main school, parents are welcome to contact Ms Liz Taute (094268915 Ext 228) to discuss this procedure. Information Brochure
“The Board of Trustees of Red Beach School has ratified an amendment of the schools enrolment scheme as provided under Section 11 of the Education Act 1989. The amended scheme will take effect on 7th February 2008”
School Zone can be viewed through a website
All students who live within the home zone described below shall be eligible to enrol at the school.
Starting at Amorino Park, the zone travels east around the peninsula coastline as far as the walkway into Brian Crescent. It then travels across country in a south-westerly direction to include Brian Crescent and John Road, intersecting Vipond Road at number 154 / 131, and Whangaparaoa Road at number 400 / 409 (included), and continues to the southern coast so as to include Blue Heron Rise.
The zone then follows the Weiti River coast (to include Hadley Park and numbers 1 – 11a Whangaparaoa Road), to a point beyond the stream, and then moves north-west in a direct line to join the Hibiscus Coast Highway where it meets the Whangaparaoa Road left-hand entry lane.
It then travels along the centre of the Hibiscus Coast Highway back to the starting point.
All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.