Enrolment information

We welcome new enrolments at Ridgway School from whānau living within our home zone. For general enquiries about enrolment, please email office@ridgway.school.nz.

Ridgway School'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 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 Term 3 "Walk 'n Talk" meetings will be offered on most Thursdays of odd weeks and in Term 4 they will be held on Tuesdays of odd weeks; please contact the school office to book in.

How to Enrol

To enrol your tamariki at Ridgway School 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.

*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).

In Term 3 these visits can be made on Thursdays during Week 2, Week 4, Week 6 and Week 8, between 10am and 11am. In Term 4 visits will be on Tuesdays between 10am and 11am. It's a good idea to bring a small snack of either a piece of fruit or vegetable, so that your child can join our learners as they take their fruit break at 10am.

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.

Term 3 (Thursdays Weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 of the term)

5 August
19 August
2 September
16 September

Term 4 (Tuesdays Week 4 and Week 6)

9 November
23 November

no visits in December

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.

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

Stationery list 2021

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

Financial Contributions for 2021

New Entrant 'Run of the Day'

How the Class Works

New Entrant Writing and Reading

Emergency Snack Pack information

Lunch Online ordering link

Contacts - including After School Care, Music, Chess

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