Thank you for considering Ashhurst School as the school for you and your family. This page is set up to help you through the enrolment process. Please contact the school office for an enrolment pack.

I love taking the time to meet new families to our school. If you are considering our school, then just call the school office on 06 3268299 and make an appointment. I am more than happy to meet with parents of children who have just turned 4 and walk them around the school. As you will read below, it is important that parents with pre school children let us know they are in our community. That last year at home will fly by!

Pre School children

It is crucial that you let the school know that you have a pre school child. Due to our current growing roll we like to know well in advance what children are going to come to our school a far out as 18 months. We also run the Waharoa programme for 4 year old children. If you do have a child that is 4 years old they maybe eligible to attend this programme. More about this programme is below.

On enrolment of 5 year old children we do require a copy of their birth certificate, plunket book and all of the forms to be filled in.

School age children

All these children are required to bring on enrolment is all of the school forms on this page and their plunket book to let the school know if your child has been immunised or not. If you are moving on the 1st of June, feel free to come and visit the school with your child before the changeover.

School Uniform

The school has a uniform policy in place. Children are expected to be in correct uniform each day. All children are expected to wear a school uniform in accordance with the School Uniform policy.

In addition to uniform the following is not permitted:

  • Makeup including nail polish.
  • Jewellery except for a wrist watch and a pair of plain studded earrings
  • or small plain sleepers.
  • For Health and Safety reasons we also expect children to have hair below their shoulders tied back.
  • Excessive hair product. Hair must be natural and presentable.
  • Wharite children will be expected to wear covered shoes for Technicraft. Sunglasses are also encouraged - however, school does not accept responsibility for the care of these.

To find out more about the school uniform and prices please click on the following link - Academy Apparel

I look forward meeting with you and your family

Welcome to our School

Heath Chittenden


Waharoa (A new journey)- Transition to School

We offer a weekly transition class for enrolled children and their parents or caregivers. Children will attend sessions during the term closest to their 5th birthday. Children must be pre enrolled to join in the sessions.

We will give the children the opportunity to experience time in the classroom with their teacher and peers. We will also introduce skills that will help to ease children into classroom learning and routines

Our Sessions will include:

  • Getting to know the teachers
  • Becoming familiar with the classroom equipment & daily routines
  • Becoming familiar with the playground
  • Developing motor skills
  • Learning some new Alphabet and Numeracy Activities
  • Playing cooperative games and taking turns
  • An introduction to our Ashhurst Positive School Behaviour Management System

Term 1

  • Thursday 2-2.45pm
  • 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March, 23 March

Term 2

  • Thursday 2-2.45pm
  • 18 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June, 22 June

Term 3

  • Thursday 2-2.45pm
  • 10 August, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August, 7 September, 14 September

Term 4

  • Thursday 2-2.45pm
  • 2 November, 9 November, 16 November, 23 November, 30 November, 7 December

Class Visits:

    • One month before your child turns five, the teacher concerned will make contact with you to arrange visits into the room in which they will begin school.
    • Visits can begin two weeks prior to your child starting school. The day and time will be negotiated between the teacher and parent/caregiver.
    • Classroom visits:
  • Visit 1 9.00am-10am Visit 2 9.00am-11.30am
  • Parents are encouraged to leave the children with the class teacher during these visits.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Angela Morriss (Junior Syndicate Team Leader) by calling school or emailing amorriss@ashhurst.school.nz