Thank you for considering to enrol your child at our school.
For those enrolling a child due to turn 5, please utilise our pre-school visit that lets them meet their teacher and class mates to help ensure their first day is as smooth a transition as possible. These visits can be organised through our school office. Please email office@orewabeach.school.nz to request our online enrolment application and to request a visit.
Our school sits in a wonderful position close to the beach and opened on the 22nd May 1978. We cater for students from years 1-6, our current roll is growing and we expect to reach around 450 students by the end of the year.
Wendy Pascoe – Principal
Our school focuses on a positive, warm friendly and safe approach, the students are at the core of all our decisions and helping them on their learning journey for the futures they want to create.
A partnership between parents and school is so important for students to reach their full potential. We encourage you to work with us and have open lines of communication.
We have dedicated staff who are passionate about working with your children in helping them create their futures.

Tips to prepare your child

Tips to prepare your child for starting School as New Entrant

These notes are a guide as to the types of things parents can focus on with their children in the time leading up to their start to assist with a successful transition into primary school.

Reading to Your Child

The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. If you haven’t already done so join the local library and regularly take your child to select new books.

Life Experiences

As a family make sure you take the time to go out and do things together. Children benefit from experiencing as many things as they can which increases their life experiences that they bring into their learning at school. Visit the zoo, the beach and all those other great places we have in our local environment.

Talk to Your Children

In our busy world surrounded by technology it is surprising the number of obstacles we have talking with each other. Have times where you turn off the television and computer and talk to your children. Use the experiences above and times of reading to talk about and have children express their feelings about the book you are reading to them or the place you have visited. Successful oral communication is the foundation of so many things children learn at school.

Social Interaction

Although the majority of children will learn to play and interact with other children through some form of Early Child Education Centre it is important to ensure that they have as many experiences of being with other children whether this is with brothers and sisters, cousins, neighbours or children of family friends. Through these types of situations children learn the importance of sharing and taking their place. Children also benefit from an understanding of what the word “no” means as they move into the world of being involved with others.

Other Useful Things To Work On

  • Knowledge of colours and shapes.
  • The numbers 1 to 10 and letter names and sounds.
  • How to hold a pencil.
  • How to use scissors.
  • How to flush a toilet and wash their hands.
  • How to blow their nose rather than just wipe it.
  • How to tie laces if not wearing Velcro.

Useful Information, documents & resources

5-Year-old students starting at Orewa Beach School 

For any 5-year-old students starting at Orewa Beach School please note the Ministry of Education has made some changes to intake dates during the year.

Term 1 – 2024

For any Birthdays before Monday the 11th of March, students will start on the Monday after their Birthday. Any students with birthdays on or after Monday the 11th of March will start in Term 2 on Monday the 29th of April.

Term 2 – 2024                                                                                                                     

For Any Birthdays before Tuesday the 4th of June, students will start on the Monday after their Birthday. Any students with birthdays on or after Tuesday the 4th of June will start Term 3 on Monday the 22nd of July.

Term 3 – 2023                                                                                                                     

For any Birthdays before Monday the 21st of August, students will start on the Monday after their Birthday. Any students with birthdays on or after Monday 21st of August will start in Term 4 on Monday 9th of October.

Term 4 – 2023

For any Birthdays before Monday the 13th of November, students will start on the Monday after their Birthday. Any students with birthdays on or after Monday 13th of November will start Term 1 in 2024.

Click on the buttons below to access the most current information available. Enrollment packs are available from the school office.

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