Starting school for the first time or shifting to a new school is both exciting and at times, can be a little bit scary. Don’t worry…we are here to help! 

At Waiuku Primary School (WPS) we understand this and work in partnership with the families | whānau to ensure that this is a positive and happy transition.  

When should I enrol my child to go to school?

Your child can start at WPS between age 5 and 6. All children must be enrolled at school by their 6th birthday.

Once your child has started here, they must go to school every day. This is a change from the earlier rule, where regular attendance was required only from age 6.

Enrolling early helps us with our planning and staffing.

Get in touch with Sue at the office to enrol them, arrange a time for your child to start and plan some visits to make this a happy and positive experience. We typically offer two pre-school visits from 9 am to 11:30 am on Wednesdays for those students turning 5. 

Please continue exploring the Enrolment drop-downs in our website. 

We look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future.