Dairy Flat




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

School Donation and School Student Contributions


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.

Cohort Entry Year 0 & Year 1

Our school starts all Year 0 & Year 1 learners on the first day of Term or on the Mid-term 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 2024 dates are published below.  To arrange a visit please contact office@dairyflat.school.nz 


Term Starting Date

Pre-school Visits

Fridays (9.00-10.00am)

Mid Term Starting Date

Pre-school Visits

Friday (9.00-10.00am)


7 February 2024

24 November & 1 & 8 December 2023

11 March 2024

23 February & 1 & 8 March 2024


29 April 2024

22 March & 5 & 12 April 2024

4 June 2024

17,24 & 31 May 2024


22 July 2024

14,21 June & 5 July 2024

26 August 2024

9,16 & 23 August 2024


14 October 2024

13,20,27 September 2024 

11 November 2024

25 October & 1,8 November 2024

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, 9.00-10.00am).

You will be asked to complete an on-line enrolment form & supporting paperwork prior to your child commencing school.  Please note that your child is unable to commence school till they have reached their fifth birthday and all paerwork has been returned.

Birth Certificates: a copy of your child’s New Zealand or Australian birth certificate is legally required on admission or

Passports:  a copy of your child’s passport (New Zealand or Australian) and relevant visa information is required if your child is not a New Zealand or Australian 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).

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.

Proof of Address:  Our school has implemented it’s zone due to substantial roll growth so – Proof of your address even if a sibling is required (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 a valid vistors visa if less than 3 months study,
  • 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.

BUS Please visit this page

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


OUT OF ZONE enrolments

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 on the school website and in the school newsletter. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

5 Out of zone places across the school have been approved for 2025 by the BOT.  

Please apply in writing to Mrs Hills, the school principal stating your reasons for applying for an out of zone place commencing in 2025.  Applications close on Tuesday 15th October 2024.  If there are more applicants in priority groups than there are places available a ballot will be held on Wednesday 23rd October 2024.

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

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Mrs Hills. khills@dairyflat.school.nz