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.


The Board of Trustees operate an enrolment scheme to help manage roll numbers. Each year they determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone (Non Standard Enrolment). The Board will publish this information by notice in local newspapers. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.



Notice:  Out Of Zone Enrolments For 2019

Enrolment at Drury School is governed by an enrolment scheme, as per the above details.

Drury School Board of Trustees has a limited number of out-of-zone enrolment places next year for students in Years 1, 2 and 4. No places are available for out-of-zone students in other year levels. Applications will close on 17 October 2018 with a ballot taking place on 24 October 2018 if necessary:

  • Priority One:  (not applicable to Drury School)
  • Priority Two:  Siblings of current students who have conformed to the expected school behaviour standards
  • Priority Three:  Siblings of former students
  • Priority Four:  Children of former students
  • Priority Five:  Children of Board members and children of staff employed at the school

The application form for out-of-zone places is available from the school office or can be downloaded from this page.  Applications must be received by 3pm Wednesday 17 October 2018. If necessary a ballot will be held on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Robyn Malcolm, Principal

Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:

(a)Priority OneChildren accepted for special programmes (N/A to Drury School)
(b) Priority Two  Siblings of current students who have conformed to the expected school behaviour standards
(c)Priority Three        Siblings of former students
(d)Priority FourChildren of former pupils
(e)Priority FiveChildren of Board members and children of staff employed at the school
(f)Priority SixOther children who live outside the school zone 

Application Form – Out Of Zone Enrolment

Please Print Off A Copy, Complete And Return To The School Office Together With A Copy Of Birth Certificate

Click here to download the form.


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.

Getting Ready For School Booklet
Welcome To Drury School Booklet