Enrolment Information

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 office@ridgway.school.nz.

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.

- 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

School Visits

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 office@ridgway.school.nz).

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:

16th May

23rd May

20th June

27th June

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.

Important Information:

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.

Cohort Entry

Lunches and Healthy Eating

ICT user agreement (PDF) - download, print, read, sign and return

Stationery lists 2023

Asthma Plan (PDF) - if your child has asthma download, print, complete and return

Financial Contributions

New Entrant 'Run of the Day'

New Entrant Writing and Reading

Emergency Snack Pack information

Vision and Hearing Programme

Lunch Online ordering link

Contacts - including After School Care, Music, Chess

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