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. 

View our online zone map
See a list of streets included in our zone
Out of zone enrolments 

French speaking whānau who value bilingual education (French and English) but live outside of our zone may apply for a place in our bilingual unit. See our Ruru La Chouette page for more details.

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 it before making a decision to enrol your child. There will usually be more than one family at each Walk ‘n’ Talk. 

Walk ‘n’ Talk’s are held on Tuesdays from 10am - 10:30am. To book into one of these, please email the office. 

Term 3 Walk ‘n’ Talk dates:

19th September

Term 4 Walk 'n' Talk dates:

17th October
31st October
14th November
28th November

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 can be downloaded below, or you can pop into the school office (8:30am - 3pm Monday to Friday) to pick one up. 

From the beginning of 2023, all new entrants will start in a cohort group on a set date, instead of on their fifth birthday. You can check the dates for cohort entry here.  

Online Enrolment Form

Ruru La Chouette Interest Form - if you are wanting to enrol your child into our French bilingual programme you must complete this interest form.

Please note that enrolment is not complete until our enrolment officers have sighted proof of residence within our home zone, the child’s birth certificate, and immunisation records. 

Proof of residence can be a utilities bill, rates notice, tenancy agreement etc., so long as it shows the address in the name of one parent/caregiver.

School visits

We encourage tamariki approaching school age (around 4 years 10 months) to make in class school visits with their parent or caregiver. These visits are beneficial for helping tamariki become familiar with school, and for parents to get to know the school and teachers. Once we have received your enrolment form, we can book you into pre-school visits. 

Since switching to cohort entry, we now offer pre-school visits in week 4 and 5, and week 9 and 10. 

Pre-school visits for the mid term 3 cohort are from 8:40am - 9:20am on:

Tuesday 8th August
Tuesday 15th August 

All cohorts following this will have their pre-school visits on Friday's. 

Cohort starting term 4:

Wednesday 20th September
Friday 22nd September

Cohort starting mid term 4:

Friday 3rd November
Friday 10th November

2024 Cohort starting Term 1:

Friday 24 November
Friday 1 December

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 tamariki are with the class.

Important information:

Below are links to a wide range of information. On the first day of kura our students will need to have their stationery items and a signed ICT user agreement. 

Cohort entry

Lunches and healthy eating

ICT User agreement

Stationery lists 2023

Medicine authority form

Allergy plan 

Asthma plan

Financial contributions

Emergency kai information

Vison and hearing programme 

Lunchonline ordering link

After school care, music lessons, chess club

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