We welcome new enrolments at Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School from whānau living within our home zone. For general enquiries about enrolment, please email email@example.com.
Tawatawa - Ridgway's home zone* includes Kingston, Mornington, most of Vogeltown and the southern end of Brooklyn. We invite whānau living in these areas to enrol with us and join our Tawatawa - Ridgway community.
- view our online zone map
- see a list of streets included in our zone
- out of zone enrolment available places
- French speaking whānau who value bilingual education (French and English) but live outside of our zone may apply for a place in our bilingual class. See our Ruru La Chouette page for more detail.
Walk 'n Talk
Parents of children eligible to enrol are invited to meet with the principal for a "Walk 'n Talk". These half hour meetings provide you with an opportunity to view the school and ask questions about our school before making a decision to enrol your child. There will usually be more than one family at each "Walk 'n Talk".
In 2023 Term 2, Walk 'n Talks will be on the following Tuesday's, all are from 10am - 10:30am. To book in for these, please email the office.
Tuesday 2nd May
Tuesday 16th May
Tuesday 30th May
Tuesday 13th June
Tuesday 27th June
How to Enrol
To enrol your tamariki at Tawatawa - Ridgway in either our mainstream classes or in our French-English bilingual class, send a completed enrolment form to the office. Enrolment forms may be downloaded or collected from the school.
From the beginning of 2023, all new entrants will start school in a cohort group on a set date, rather than on their fifth birthday. Check the dates for cohort entry here.
*Enrolment Scheme and home zone effective from January 2021.
Please note; enrolment is not complete until proof of residence** within our Home Zone, tamariki birth certificate and immunisation certificate have been sighted by our enrolment officer.
**Proof of residence = all pages of most recent electricity account, or telephone (landline), or broadband account, or WCC rates notice, or tenancy agreement, showing the address in the name of one parent or caregiver
We encourage tamariki approaching school age (at around 4 years 10 months) to make an in class school visit with their parent or caregiver. This visit is beneficial for helping tamariki become familiar with school, and for parents to get to know the school and teachers. When we have received your enrolment form, you can then book a pre-school visit by contacting the school office (04 939 8771 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
As we are switching to cohort entry in 2023, all pre-school visits will take place on week 4 and 5, and week 9 and 10.
These go from 8:40am to about 9:20am.
Term 2 dates are on the following Tuesday's:
Please note that the parent or caregiver must be on site during these visits. Parents are invited to meet with the principal or deputy principal for some of the time that children are visiting.
Below are links to a wide range of information. On the first day of school our students will need to have their stationery items and a signed ICT user agreement.
ICT user agreement (PDF) - download, print, read, sign and return
Asthma Plan (PDF) - if your child has asthma download, print, complete and return
New Entrant Writing and Reading
Emergency Snack Pack information
Contacts - including After School Care, Music, Chess
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