Starting school

Kia ora and welcome!

Kia ora and welcome to our community. We invite new families to visit the school to meet the principal and have a look around. While you are here, you can pick up an enrolment form, or you can download it here.

To enrol your child:

  • Make an appointment to meet the principal
  • Complete and return the enrolment form.
  • Bring proof of address
  • Bring an original birth certificate or passport to be copied
  • Bring your child’s immunisation record
  • If applicable, a copy of the parent’s Student or Work visa

Starting in Kereru & Pekapeka

Kereru and Pekapeka are our new entrants classes. We understand that starting school for the first time is an important milestone in a child’s life. We also recognise the effect this event has on the whole family. We therefore take great care in working with parents and caregivers to make sure the transition into school is positive for everyone involved.

We offer a programme that values play and is in line with our local early childhood centres. Our aim is to develop learning dispositions in children so that they become effective, life-long, learners.

We highly recommend a few visits to our classrooms prior to your child actually starting school. During these visits, our new entrants teachers are able to answer any questions or concerns you might have about your child starting at Mt Cook School. Once you enrol your child the new entrants teachers will contact you to arrange a visit.

Come and meet us

We Look forward to meeting you. To arrange a time to visit please email us or ring the school office on 04 385 9432.

04 385 9432

Our Enrolment Zone

Mt Cook School has an enrolment scheme in place. Students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone shown on the map. The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the education act 1989. If you have any questions about the enrolment scheme please contact the office.

"At Mt Cook school the playground is friendly. If you don’t have someone to play with, lots of people will offer to include you. It’s easy to make friends."

Meghan June 19, 2019