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Enrolment at Clevedon School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available at the bottom of this page or you can contact us at the school office. If you live within our school zone, enrolment is automatic. For those living outside the zone area, a ballot is held usually around September / October each year.

Cohort Entry at Clevedon School

What is cohort entry?

Clevedon School operates under a cohort entry system. Cohort entry is when new entrants begin school in groups at set intervals throughout the year, instead of on their fifth birthday. There are 2 entry points in each term: one on the first day of term and one mid-point later in the term. Children are only able to start if they are 5, i.e. they begin school in the cohort after their fifth birthday.

What are the dates for Cohort entry 2024?

Term 1                                                               Term 2                

Cohort Entry 1: 30/01/2024                                   Cohort Entry 3: 29/04/2024  

Cohort Entry 2: 04/03/2024                                   Cohort Entry 4: 04/06/2024

Term 3                                                               Term 4               

Cohort Entry 5: 22/07/2024                                   Cohort Entry 7: 14/10/2024  

Cohort Entry 6: 26/08/2024                                   Cohort Entry 8: 11/11/2024

Enrolling your child

At Clevedon School we aim to do our best to ensure a smooth start for all our new students. The following documentation is required by the school prior to any child starting:

  • Enrolment questionnaire (forms are not available online - please see the office for this)
  • Immunisation certificate
  • Birth certificate or passport 
  • Proof of address - please see details below 

Proof of address or verification of usually place of residence: 

  1. Owners must supply a copy of a current rates account or Sale & Purchase Agreement and a recent electricity account (or provide verification from the electrical supplier).  

  1. Those renting must include a copy of a fixed term rental agreement of a Council approved rateable dwelling, that is valid for the period of 12 months from the first day the student commences at Clevedon School, along with a recent electricity account (or provide verification from the electrical supplier).  Also a bond lodgement receipt from the department of Building & Housing, and a shipping receipt for household items coming from overseas or out of Auckland.  

  2. For those who are boarding a copy of a boarding agreement in a Council approved dwelling, that is valid for the period of 12 months from the first day the student commences at Clevedon School, along with a copy of a utility account.  If you are boarding with a member of your family, we require a letter from the property owner, a signed declaration made before a Justice of the Peace and one other proof of address (i.e. bank statement, phone bill, car rego etc.)

Other documentation required:

  1. Recent arrivals to New Zealand need to provide a copy of information from their passport which verifies a Residence Permit or Returning Residence Visa.  If parent(s) have a Work Permit or Work Visa, the student applying must have a Student Permit or Student Visa.  All Passport details must show date of birth, as well as a copy of the student’s overseas Birth Certificate (in English).  

  2. All other applicants need to provide a copy of a New Zealand birth certificate from which their birth certificate number and date of birth can be taken, or a New Zealand citizenship certificate.

  3. Applications may include any additional information that the applicant believes may assist the school in reaching a decision about their application.

  4. A copy of the applicant’s latest school report (where applicable).

Pre school visits 

Prior to your child’s fifth birthday your child will be invited to visit the new entrant class to:

  • see the room that the child will be starting school in
  • meet the teacher
  • meet the students in the class
  • find out where the toilets and cloak bays are
  • be introduced to some of the routines of the classroom programme
  • find out where some of the equipment is kept
  • be introduced to some of the requirements of being a class member
  • have fun while learning

The school visits are held on Tuesday mornings from 9-11am. The child can come in mufti or wear school uniform and we ask that you pack them a healthy snack for morning tea. Parents need to remain on the school property during this time and are welcome to come to the staffroom for tea or coffee.

Enrolment Scheme

Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school. To download a map of this area, click here

  • North Road: All of North Road up to the junction with Maraetai Coast Road.
  • Twilight Road: 2.9 km along Twilight Road from the Clevedon roundabout where the boundary abuts the zone of Brookby School.
  • West Road: Up to, but not including the intersection with Tyldens Road and not including Tyldens Road.
  • Papakura-Clevedon Road: Up to, but not including the intersection with Clevedon-Takanini Road.
  • Tourist Road: Up to the end of Tourist Road at the intersection with Papakura-Clevedon Road.
  • Monument Road: Up to the end of Monument Road, including McGregor and Highridge Roads, but not into Sky HighRoad.
  • McNicol Road: Up to the end of McNicol Road, including all no exit roads.
  • Otau Mountain Road: Up to the end of Otau Mountain Road, excluding Orum Road and McKenzie Road.
  • Ness Valley Road and Moumoukai Hill Road: Up to the end of the public road (where it intersects with McKenzie Road).
  • Kawakawa-Orere Road: Up to the beginning of the 100kph zone, approximately 1.5 km from the intersection with Clevedon-Kawakawa Road.
  • Kawakawa Bay Coast Road: Up to the end of the road.

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Out of Zone Enrolments for 2024 - CLOSED

The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is Wednesday 11 October 2023.

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot on Wednesday 18 October 2023. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held by email. 

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. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for out of zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

  • First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education*.
  • Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  • Fifth priority must 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 must be given to all other applicants.

*This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, or fifth 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 for Education 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 circulated in the area served by the school.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website