Students Starting School 

  • In New Zealand children are required by law to have started school/kura by their 6th birthday and not before their 5th birthday.  Most children start their schooling on or just after their 5th birthday, but it is not compulsory to start school in NZ until you turn 6.

  • At Mt Albert Primary School and most other primary schools, students start school on or soon after their 5th birthday.

  • We appreciate parents enrolling their child at least 6 months prior to their child's 5th birthday so that we can invite you to attend three pre-visits.

  • Year Level Classification - Children who turn 5 between 01 January and 29 April each year will be classified as Year 1.  Children who turn 5 after 29 April will be classified as Year 0.

In Zone Enrolment

You have automatic right of enrolment at Mt Albert Primary if you live in our zone.

This link will assist you in determining if you are in our school zone.

If you live in the zone, we have an online enrolment form for all our enrolments.

You can complete your enrolment application online here. (All you need is the school code 1381) and a valid email address. Once you've completed the online enrolment form, our office staff will get in touch in order to organise a visit to the school and a meeting with the Principal.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school office on 09 8469288 or email reception@maps.school.nz. Giving the school as much notice as possible of any new enrolments enables us to ensure we are well prepared for new students arriving at the school.

For those whānau without internet access we will have devices at the school office that you can complete the enrolment in person. If you are using this on-site option you will need to bring all the supporting documentation in with you and we will take copies of them for you. 

The process will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

Please have the following documentation ready before you start your child's online enrolment. We suggest you either scan the documents or take clear photos on your phone and attach them when asked as part of the online enrolment process.

  • Birth Certificate OR NZ Passport (for NZ born students) 

  • Proof of residential address (tenancy agreement or similar) for in-zone students 

  • If you are able to supply a report from your child's final year at primary that would be helpful however it is NOT compulsory. We understand that a number of our local schools have not supplied these due to interruptions from covid-19 and we will accept applications without them.

  • Medical plan / short summary (for severe medical conditions) if applicable

  • Court documents detailing any care or custody agreements if applicable

If your child is NOT BORN IN NEW ZEALAND, the following documentation is required: 

  • Passport of the country of citizenship 

  • Student Visa, Permanent Residence Permit or Citizen Certificate 

  • Date entered New Zealand (copy of passport page with entry stamp).

  • If your child is living with Caregivers other than the biological parents, the following documentation is required

  • Legal adoption papers/court order or a formal letter from parents explaining living arrangements 

  • Full birth certificate 

Out-of-Zone Enrolments

Applications from out-of-zone students will be processed in priority order, and details can be found on the Ministry of Education website.  If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.

Mt Albert Primary School Applications for Out-of-Zone Enrolments 2024 CLOSED

International Students 

Mt Albert Primary welcomes enrolments from international students, as long as space is available in the class. Please email our Office Manager, (reception@maps.school.nz) with any enquiries or call the school at 09 846 9288 (or from overseas at +64 9 8469288). With our diverse community and tailored support of English Language learning, we have a lot to offer to students from overseas.
Enrolments are accepted for a minimum period of 4 weeks, with a preference for at least 1 full year.

NZ Code of Practice 

Mt Albert Primary is a signatory to the The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (The Code). You can view copies of the Code in English, Korean and Japanese.  For copies in other languages and/or to find out more information about the Code, please visit their website here: NZ Code of Practice

A Description of Our Zone

Starting at the intersection of New North Road and Alexis Avenue, travel north along the centre of Alexis Avenue (even numbers only included) and north east along the centre of Asquith Avenue (11 and above, odd numbers only included) to St Lukes Road. Travel north along St Lukes Road and travel east along the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) to the Bond Street Overbridge. 

Travel south along the centre of Bond Street and continue south then south west along both sides of Sandringham Road (1- 345, 2-100 included) to Walters Road. Travel east along Walters Road (25, 28 and above included), south along Cricket Avenue and west along Reimers Avenue, back to Sandringham Road. Travel south along both sides of Sandringham Road to Royal Terrace (excluded), and then continue south along the centre of Sandringham Road to St Lukes Road. Travel west along St Lukes Road (123, 110 and below included), south west along Wagener Place and continue south west across country, across the Mt Albert Grammar school site, to the intersection of Alexis Avenue and Alberton Avenue (75, 36 and below included). 

Travel north west along the centre of Alexis Avenue to New North Road (Kitenui Avenue 39, 54 and below included, Violet Street Included, Francis Ryan Close excluded), back to the starting point. All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated. 

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