Term One starts with Parent Conferences on Thursday February 1, with all students starting on Friday February 2, 2024.  Parents are encouraged to bring their child to the Parent Conferences on Thursday. 

 

Enrolment Information

OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS FOR 2024 HAVE NOW CLOSED. 

A ballot will be held on Wednesday 18th October 2023.  Parents/Caregivers will be informed of the outcome of the ballot via email within 3 days of the ballot being held.

 

School Zone

Children who live within the school home zone and are of the required age are eligible to attend Remuera Primary School. We take enrolments from 4 years of age, feel free to contact our office for Enrolment information. Enrolment packs are not available on-line.

Each year in August our Board of Trustees take into account existing and projected enrolments and make a decision on how many, if any places will be available for out of zone students at each year level for the following school year.

It is important to note that we do not hold an out of zone ballot each year. Should we hold a ballot the regulations around the ballot process as laid down by the Ministry of Education will be strictly adhered to.

Should you have any queries around either, in zone or out of zone enrolment, please email our Enrolment Officer at enrolment@rps.school.nz

Please enrol your child as soon as they turn 4.

RPS Geographical Zone

All students living in the home zone described below are entitled to enrol at Remuera School at any time.

Ara Street Entrican Avenue Nordon Place Rothesay Street
Armadale Road Garden Road Ohinerau Street Rotomahana Tce
Avice Street Glen Esk Place Omahu Road St Vincents Avenue
Ascot Avenue Grand View Road Ormonde Road Swinton Close
Beatrice Road Homai Street Patey Street Tahora Avenue
Brookland Place Hubert Henderson Place Peach Parade Te Kowhai Place
Buttle Street Koangi Street Pere Street Tiki Street
Carmont Street Kitirawa Street Platina Street Tirohanga Avenue
Clonbern Road Komaru Street Poto Street Tonks Street
Cotter Avenue Lillington Road Rakau Street Waiata Avenue
Dell Avenue Lochiel Road Rangitoto Avenue Wairua Road
Dempsey Street MacMurray Road Ranui Road Warrington Road
Dilworth Avenue Mainston Road Raukura Lane Westbourne Road
Dromorne Road Minto Road Raumati Road Westbury Crescent
Dunholme Road Mt Hobson Lane Richard Farrell Avenue Woodley Avenue
Eastbourne Road Mt Hobson Road Ridings Road Wootton Road
Elmstone Avenue Muir Road Risk Road
Ely Avenue Norana Avenue Robert Hall Avenue

Streets partially in home zone (between and including numbers shown)

 

Arney Road 1-43, 2-28 Orakei Road 2-90, 1-169
Bassett Road 1-105, 2-112 Portland Road 1-81, 2-56
Benson Road 1-47, 2-66 Remuera Road 99-621, 88-602
Great South Road 166-236 Seaview Road 1-63, 2-36
Greenlane Road East 3-107, 2-70 St Marks Road 1-9, 4-12
Haast Street odd numbers only Upland Road 131-189, 4-206
Ladies Mile 4-88, 5-53 Victoria Avenue 1-99, 2-116
Market Road 1-55, 2-58

 

New Entrants

From term 2, 2023 RPS will be implementing a cohort entry policy. 

Until recently, children in Aotearoa started school on their fifth birthday, or on any school day after that, as long as they started school by their sixth birthday. Recent changes by Government have given schools another way to enrol children, called cohort entry. This approach reduces the days children can start school to eight times a year, twice per term. 

Cohort entry 

  • supports the emotional wellbeing of young children as they start school in groups, sometimes with friends from early learning. 
  • supports learning for new children as teachers can teach without the constant interruption of new students arriving any time during the year  
  • helps whānau connect with other whānau and the school as school visits and activities can be scheduled so whānau can come together in groups  
  • helps schools to plan children’s transitions from early childhood to school, making the experience better for children and whānau. 

Cohort entry means you will have to wait for the next start date before your child can go to school, rather than starting them on their birthday. There are two start dates per term — one at the start of term and another in the middle. These entry dates are determined by the Ministry of Education 

For more information go to: https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/your-child-at-school/cohort-entry/  

Any questions please contact Lindsey Mackrill (Junior School Deputy Principal) lindseym@rps.school.nz   

New Entrant children have two visits prior to starting school. These visits will enable both you and your child to meet the Deputy Principal and Classroom Teacher and become familiar with some of the routines and expectations of the school environment. The dates of your pre-entry visits will be mailed to you. From their first day at school, new entrants remain until 3.00pm along with all other children.

If your child has an identified behavioural or learning support need, please contact our SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator) Kate Seales at kates@rps.school.nz, to establish a transition plan for your child.

School Tours for new students are held twice each term. If you would like to attend one of these tours please contact the school office on +64 9 520 2458

School Uniform

Uniform Code: All children are required to wear the school uniform.

All items of uniform except shoes, socks and tights are available from Argyle Schoolwear through their on-line store at www.argyleonline.co.nz 

 

SUMMER (Terms 1 & 4) School Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
  Navy Culottes or Navy Shorts
  Tartan Skort
  Navy Cap or Bucket Hat (compulsory)
 
WINTER 
(Terms 2 & 3)
School Polo Shirt either long or short sleeve



 
  Navy  Culottes or Navy Shorts
  Tartan Skort
  Navy Cargo Pants
  School Sweatshirt
  Optional navy tights
FOOTWEAR Blue/Black/Brown Shoes or Sandals
(all year) Trackshoes (solid colour)
  Navy or White Socks
SPORTS UNIFORM Sports Shirt
(all year) Navy Sports Shorts

House Shirts
House shirts are available to be worn in place of sports shirt, if your child is a new student to the school do not purchase until you have been advised which House your child has been assigned to.

Sports Uniform may not be worn travelling to or from school

Second Hand Uniform Shop Opening Hours:

The Second hand uniform shop is run by volunteers from our PTA and is located opposite the Swimming Pool at the Platina Street entrance:

Wednesday 2.30pm - 3.15pm  (during term time)

The PTA will also hold second-hand uniform sales throughout the year. Details of these sales will be listed in the School Newsletter.

Activity Notices and Parent Donations

The 2023 Activity Notice and Parent Donation is available in HERO.

Stationery

All students will be given a stationery pack on payment of the stationery fee via HERO. For students that start throughout the year, a modified stationery pack or a list of stationery required by their class teacher will be provided. Additional Stationery may be purchased from the school office every morning between 8:30am and 8:55am.