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School Zone

We are a thriving, well resourced country school that is forward thinking and focused on quality. We are proud to be part of the Pokuru Community.
In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Board of Pokuru School adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The enrolment scheme came into effect on 27 January 2021.

Under this scheme, students can be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below.
  • From the intersection of Ouruwhero and Martin Roads (including all addresses on Martin Road), north to the Te Kawa West Crossroads. West down Te Kawa Road and on to Kawhia Road (SH39) for addresses between 1032 and 1218 Kawhia Road. All addresses on Tihiroa Road.
  • East from Te Kawa West Crossroads to 459 Te Kawa Road (Te Kawa Road addresses with numbers lower than 459 are not included). All addresses on Hone, Te Ora, Hinewai Roads and Te Anga Street.
  • North on Pokuru Road (from Te Kawa West Crossroads) to 108 Pokuru Road. All addresses on Morgan, Kakepuku, Candy, Harris, Wyatt, Pokuru Factory, Alexander, Ray and Budden Roads.
  • Te Mawhai Road addresses higher than 231 Te Mawhai Road and all addresses on Cruickshank Road.
Note: both sides of all streets and roads included in the above description are included unless otherwise stated.

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by provisions in the Education Act 1989.

The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed at the school office, where copies of the scheme are available.

Cohort Entry

In an effort to help our students have a great start to school we have looked at ways to manage the flow of new entrants into our school.

We have adopted cohort entry for Pokuru School based on periods during the year. Children are able to start school in cohorts but only after they have turned 5.

Cohort entry is about helping children to settle better in school. There's evidence that starting school alongside other children helps children build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life.

Schools that are already using cohort entry believe it offers their kids the best start to their school life. It can also mean less disruption for new entrant teachers who can prepare for groups of children arriving on a specific date rather than on an individual and ad hoc basis through the year.

Enrolment Periods

There are four enrolment periods in 2022. These are the periods in which a parent wishes their child to start at our school. Each period has an application closing date as indicated below.

Period 1
  • Wednesday, 1 February 2023 to Thursday, 6 April 2023
  • Applications close on Friday, 25 November 2022

Period 2
  • Monday, 24 April 2023 to Friday, 30 June 2023
  • Applications close on Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Period 3
  • Monday, 17 July 2023 to Friday, 22 September 2023
  • Applications close on Thursday, 13 April 2023

Period 4
  • Monday, 9 October 2023 to Wednesday 20 December 2023
  • Applications close on Monday, 31 July 2023

Enrolment Applications