Start dates for brand new 5-6 year olds (cohort entry)
Start Dates for Children Beginning School for the Very First Time in 2023/2024
From the beginning of 2022 we commenced using set dates for all children who are starting school for the first time. As a parent, you can choose which date suits your child best to start. It is important that they are equipped to start school so that they are happy and content.
To give you some help in supporting your child with a successful start to school, we have some guidelines that would be beneficial for them to be able to do before starting school. Please look carefully at the dates and make your decision based on these guidelines and if any of your child's friends might be starting school in the same cohort. Your current Early Childhood Centre teachers may also have some helpful input into your decision.
In preparation for starting school we run an information programme for parents called Kākano. Click here to find out more about that programme.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FORM BELOW to choose your cohort start date and return this to the school office with your completed enrolment form.