What happens when your child turns 5?

All school age children (5-11) living within the geographical school zone are eligible to attend Meadowbank School. Enrolments are taken from 4 years of age; tours, visits and enrolment packs are organised near time of school commencement. Feel free to contact our office for enrolment information, please email Carlene Callinan to organise this  – ccallinan@meadowbank.school.nz

Getting Ready for School for helpful tips on how to prepare your child for school.

One month before students start we ask that the following has been completed:

• All necessary forms/paper work finalised (Birth Certificate, Proof of Address (ie: utility account) and Immunisation Certificate will be requried)

• Purchase stationery

• Purchase school uniform  [full details listed below]

New Entrants
New Entrant children all begin their schooling in our Reception Classroom which transitions them into life at Meadowbank School. Prior to starting school children have two visits which enables both you and your child to become familiar with the class teacher, classroom routines and environment.

Pre-school visits are held on the two Wednesday mornings before your child’s 5th birthday and they start the Monday after their 5th birthday.

Other Enrolments
Students transferring from either an overseas school or a New Zealand school, need to notify the Enrolment Officer a week prior to their arrival to ensure that all the necessary paperwork is completed in order to start school on the following Monday.  Class allocation is based on their chronological age and class sizes. Student Profiles will be requested from their previous school (New Zealand only), if transferring from overseas, please provide their latest school report.

Stationery can be purchased through the school office if required.

International Students
Meadowbank School welcomes international students and their families. International students are integrated into the appropriate year level, and they will receive additional tuition to meet their English language needs with a specialist teacher (ESOL).

The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students gives assurances on student welfare and allows us to enrol international students.

For more information please contact the school Enrolment Officer – Carlene Callinan on 09 520 3739 or email ccallinan@meadowbank.school.nz

School Uniform

Uniform is compulsory. New uniforms can be purchased from the School Uniform Centre, 588 Remuera Road (Upland Road shops). Click here to go to the Uniform Centre.
Uniform items include:

  • Shorts
  • Skort
  • Track pants
  • Tights (red or green)
  • Polo Shirt (red or grey stripe)
  • Polo Shirt (red long sleeved)
  • Sports Jacket
  • Polar Fleece
  • Polar Vest
  • Bucket Hat

PE Uniform (Year 4-6):

  • Green & White Sports T-Shirt
  • Shorts (optional)

Please note that tights must be either red or green; and no visible non uniform items are permitted.  For clarification please contact the school office.

Second Hand uniform is available to purchase daily from the Junior School office during school hours.