Intention to Enrol Form

YOUR CHILD IS STARTING AT DAIRY FLAT SCHOOL Please contact our office via phone or email and we can assist you with the enrolment process.

What School are you in zone for.  CHECK HERE


Dairy Flat School Enrolment Zone – Explanation


Dairy Flat School has worked with the Ministry of Education and the local community to put an enrolment zone in place.  To enrol your child you need to make an appointment, complete the on-line enrolment application form together with the supporting documents.  We would like to give you the opportunity to look around the school and ask any questions you may have. Please see the attached image and description to see the proposed zone.

2023 Cohort Entry Year 0 & Year 1

From 2023 our school will start all Year 0 & Year 1 learners on the first day of Term or on the Midterm Monday. 

Cohort entry is about helping children to settle in school. There is evidence that starting school alongside other children helps them build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life.

It can also mean less disruption for new entrant teachers who can prepare for groups of children arriving on a specific date.

The 2023 dates are published below.  To arrange a visit please contact office@dairyflat.school.nz 


Term Starting Date

Pre-school Visits

Friday (9.15-10.30am)

Mid Term Starting Date

Pre-school Visits

Friday (9.15-10.30am)


7 February 2023

25 November, 2 & 9 December 2022

6 March 2023

17,24 February & 3 March 2023


24 April 2023

17,24 & 31 March 2023

29 May 2023

12,19 & 26 May 2023


17 July 2023

9,16 & 23 June 2023

21 August 2023

4,11 & 18 August 2023


9 October 2023

1,8 & 15 September 2023 

13 November 2023

27 October & 3,10 November 2023

More Information here

PRE-ENROLMENTS (new entrants) We invite you to visit the school prior to your child’s enrolment.  Your child will be asked to spend approximately 1-3 morning sessions in the new entrant room as part of the transition process (these are currently held on Friday mornings, 9.15-10.30am).

Birth Certificates: a copy of your child’s birth certificate is legally required on admission. You will also be asked to complete an enrolment form prior to your child commencing school.  Please note that your child is unable to commence school till they have reached their fifth birthday.

Immunisation Certificates: You also need to supply a record of your child’s immunisation record, it is a legal requirement for all new entrant enrolments.

Passports:  a copy of your child’s passport or relevant visa information is required if your child is not a New Zealand citizen.  In some cases payment as a foreign fee student may apply. Please also provide the school with any other relevant information/documents (e.g. custody arrangements; special need requirements; health or any other relevant information).

Proof of Address:  Our school has implemented it’s zone due to substantial roll growth so – Proof of your address (if in zone e.g., utilities bill, rental/sales agreement).

FOREIGN STUDENTS We welcome students from other countries. To enrol, student and parent need to make an appointment with our principal and provide –

  • a current student visa (or proof of application),
  • a copy of their medical insurance.

Please note that students must live with a parent. See our principal to discuss further or on our website under INFO, then INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

APlus: (Outside provider) provides before and after school care in the school hall, Monday to Friday.  Phone 0800 423 400 or 09 443 5386 or visit www.aplus.kiwi.nz or email admin@aplus.kiwi.nz for further details

BUS Please visit this page

UNIFORM Argyle schoolwear provide our school uniform – Uniform can be purchased from Positive Image, 16A Flexman Place Silverdale 0932.  Shop hours are Mon – Thur 8.30am-4.30pm & Fri 8.30am-3.30pm.  The school does have hats available for sale in the school office.   Hats are compulsory in Term 1 & 4  The optional sunglasses are also available from the school office. 

Students must wear uniform shorts/skort/or long pants and a uniform shirt. It is recommended that a sweatshirt or jacket is purchased for colder days. There are no regulations for shoes. 

Enrolment Scheme Home Zone.  Check here if you are inzone for Dairy Flat School


OUT OF ZONE enrolments

The Dairy Flat School Board have advised there are 5 spaces available for out of zone enrolments for 2023.

Applications must be received by the school no later than 12.00pm on Wednesday 28th September 2022, for enrolments in 2023. If a ballot is required (i.e. the number of applications exceeds the number of vacancies available) this will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2022. We will contact you, by email, with the outcome of your application by Tuesday 25th October 2022.

Applications must be in writing to the me, khills@dairyflat.school.nz, stating name and age of potential enrolment, year level that they will be enrolled at, your current residential address, how long you have lived at this address, names and ages of any potential siblings who will also be a potential enrolment, any health, social, physical or learning needs, custody arrangements or history of the child that the school would need to be aware of and when you wish your child to start at our school. Please also confirm which priority group below you are applying under. 

Applications from out of zone students will be processed in the following order or priority:

  • First priority must be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in an approved special programme run by the school. Our school has no such programme 
  • Second priority must be given to any applicant who is a sibling of a current student of the school 
  • Third priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a former student of the school 
  • 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 the child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the staff of the school. 
  • Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants

If you have any questions or comments please contact Mrs Hills.