Students can legally be enrolled at East Gore School on or after their 5th birthday.

Once you have made the decision to enrol your child at East Gore School, please contact the school office so we can add your child’s name to the enrolment list. You can let the office know about your child enrolling at any time.
If your child is enrolling as a five-year-old, please try and notify the school at least a month earlier of your intention. The New Entrants teacher will then make contact with you and arrange some visits to the school and class. These visits are important so your child becomes familiar with the school and class before beginning school full time.
To complete the enrolment process, the school needs a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunisation record and an enrolment form (which can be collected from the school office).


To help your child to settle into school, it is helpful if he/she visits the school three times before enrolling. The New Entrants teacher will arrange a suitable time for the first pre-entry visit. Please telephone the school if you have not heard from us.
As oral language is the base of all learning, it is important that children are able to listen and respond to a speaker. You can help by encouraging your child to listen to songs, stories, nursery rhymes etc., predicting what might happen next and commenting on the story.
If your child has attended a pre-school it would be appreciated if you could please bring their portfolio’s along at the time of enrolling to enable the New Entrant Teacher to look through them.
We do not allow any child in Room Kauri to go home unless a parent/caregiver or older child has called for them.