STANDARD ENROLMENT CRITERIA:
All primary school age children whose parent(s) or legal guardians reside within the designated geographical zone, as shown on the above map, are entitled to enrol at Drury School.
Click here for a link to the Ministry of Education website which also contains the map outlining the Drury School zone. Once the link has opened, simply type “Drury School” into the search box on the top left – then scroll down to Drury School. Click on “Show/Hide Enrolment Zone”. Then simply zoom in and out to establish zone boundaries etc.
OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS:
In light of the projected roll growth and development in our school zone, and as recommended by the Ministry of Education, out of zone placements are unlikely to be available in the foreseeable future. The Board of Trustees will finalise this decision in June 2019.
ENROLING YOUR CHILD:
As part of the enrolment process, parents need to bring the following: children’s birth certificate or passport, immunisation certificate and proof of residence in zone eg power/telephone account, rental agreement.
Enrolment packs are available at the school office.
NEW ENTRANTS: School visits are one of the many chances you have to help ready your little one for the next step on the New Zealand education ladder. Starting primary school can be an anxious time for all involved. There are so many new terms, processes and routines to understand. There are also certain ‘markers’ by which you can measure how ready your child is for school, things like being able to recognise their own name, be on the way to reciting the alphabet and knowing basic colours. We hold a “New Parent” gathering once a term for the parents of new entrants who will be starting the following term where more information is given out on this. See our “Getting Ready for School” booklet below.
New Entrants usually have two orientation visits prior to their start. These are held on Thursdays. The aim of the Orientation visit is to familiarise your child with their classroom, teacher, fellow students, the toilets, lunch eating areas and routines carried out in the class. It is an opportunity for our new pupils to meet their first teacher and new classmates. School visits are all about creating a familiarity for the child and an understanding of what happens in the classroom for the parents. Visit One is from 8.40am – 9.30am and involves both the parent and child. Visit Two is from 9am – 10.30am and is just for the child. (Children who turn five over the Christmas/summer holiday period and are due to start at the commencement of Term 1, take part in a group “Orientation Day” prior to the end of the year.) See our “Welcome To Drury School” booklet below.