All students who permanently reside in the school zone (as per the zone map below) have automatic right to attend Pillans Point School. This is determined on the sighting a proof of residency (a copy of your tenancy agreement, a property sales and purchase document or a rates invoice). All documents must be current and dated within the month of your child starting school. It is important to note that enrolment does not commence until the day your child starts school.

Should you meet all of the criteria above please follow the instructions and complete an online pre-enrolment application HERE.

Once you have completed our pre-enrolment forms our Ngātahi co-ordinator will contact you approximately eight(8) weeks prior to your child’s start date, with a first contact email that details the transition process at Pillans Point. Within those eight(8) weeks:

  • you will have a Ngātahi Meeting which involves our Ngātahi co-ordinator meeting with the parents only to gain insight into the child’s strengths and challenges.
  • your child will be invited to two school visits at Pillans Point, dates will be communicated in the first contact email.
  • our Kea Team Assistant Principal or the classroom teacher will visit your child in their day-care/kindy as part of the transition process. We will make contact with the day-care centres to arrange this.

If you feel the need to make contact prior to this, please contact our office on 07 576 9407 or email office@pillanspoint.school.nz

The number of places for out of zone enrolments is determined each year by the Board, at their September meeting, for the following year.


Cohort Entry Policy

Pillans Point School has adopted a cohort entry policy which applies to 5 year olds (New Entrant enrolments) only. There are eight starting dates for 5 year olds during the year. Students can start school on a cohort entry date after their fifth birthday.
Please note that it is a legal requirement that a child is enrolled at a school from age 6. Therefore, if not already enrolled, a child can start school on their 6th birthday regardless of a school’s cohort entry policy, but must start school no later than their 6th birthday.


Term 4 2023 

Week 1: 9 October
Week 6: 13 November

Cohort Entry Dates for 2024

Term 1 2024
Week 1: 7 February
Week 6: 11 March

Term 2 2024
Term 2 Week 1: 29 April
Term 2 Week 6: 4 June (Tuesday)

Term 3 2024
Week 1: 22 July
Week 6: 26 August

Term 4 2024
Week 1: 14 October
Week 6: 18 November


Supporting documents are also required before your child starts at Pillans Point School.  We need a copy of their Birth Certificate/Passport, immunisation record if they have been immunised, and proof of address as stated above.  We also require a statutory declaration to be completed and returned which you should have received in your new entrant enrolment pack, or given to you by our office staff.  These documents can either be scanned and attached to their online enrolment, dropped off at the School office within a month of them starting, or e-mailed through to office@pillanspoint.school.nz.



New Entrant Enrolment Process

Enrolment Zone

School enrolment zones stop schools from getting overcrowded, and give children who live in the school area (the zone) a guarantee that they can go to their local school.

Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.

All children whose usual place of residence or who come to reside in the defined geographical area are entitled to enrol at Pillans Point School.

The geographical area is defined by the line on the attached map which indicates a half way distance by road to the neighbouring schools.

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the Board of Trustees will 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. The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

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

First Priority

This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.

Second Priority

Will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority 

Will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority 

Will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority 

Will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority 

Will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, Selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions by the Secretary. Under Section 11G (1) on the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.


Pillans Point School Zone 


Use the online tool to check if you're in zone: https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/find-school


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Zone description

The Enrolment Zone (EZ) for Pillans Point School includes the entire east side of the northern part of the Ōtūmoetai Peninsula.

The western boundary of the zone is as follows:
In the south, the zone boundary begins at Grange Rd. Starting from (and including) 189 and 210 Grange Rd and heading north, all residential housing on this road, and to the east of this road falls within the EZ.

To the west of this road, all residential housing on the following roads stemming from Grange Rd is included: Hillcrest Rd, Pamela Pl, Apollo St, Jules Way, Byron Way, and Vale St.

When travelling west from Grange Rd on Hinewa Rd, all housing on this street is within the school zone up to Ōtūmoetai Rd (1 and 2A-2C Hinewa Rd included). Residential housing on Whitaker St is also included (note that 2 Ridge St on the corner of Whitaker and Ridge St is not within the zone).

From the corner of Hinewa Rd and Ōtūmoetai Rd, Ōtūmoetai Rd forms the western boundary of the Pillans Point School zone. Housing on the east side of the road falls within the zone. The school zone leads north up to the roundabout of Ngatai Rd and Ōtūmoetai Rd. From here the zone boundary corresponds to the railway line heading east. Any housing south of the railway line (i.e. housing on Ngatai Rd east of the roundabout) falls within the zone.

Kulim Park is in the zone and forms the northernmost boundary of the enrolment zone (boundary is between 1 Beach Rd and Kulim Park).