Enrolments at Te Raekura Redcliffs Explained

This page explains our enrolment zone, the process for new enrolments at our kura and provides the link for our online enrolment form.

Please select the address check option on the following website to see if you are in zone to attend our school:


Please note our enrolment zone changes slightly from 1 January 2024 and is detailed below.

‘In Zone’ Enrolments:

All students who live within the home zone described below shall be eligible to enrol at the school.

Starting from the intersection of Main Road and Mount Pleasant Road,

  • East along Main Road to McCormacks Bay Road
  • South East along along McCormacks Bay Road to Soleares Avenue
    • Including Aratoro Place
  • South along Soleares Avenue to Mount Pleasant Road
    • Including Cadiz Lane, Valencia Lane and Toledo Place
  • South East along Mount Pleasant Road to Summit Road
    • Including Semaphore Close, Upper Major Hornbrook Road, Signal Hill Road and Ridgeview Lane
    • Including Summit Road between Mount Pleasant Road and Broadleaf Lane, including Broadleaf Lane
  • East along Summit Road to the Summit Road Car Park at the intersection of Summit Road and the Eastenders track
  • North along the Eastenders Track, through Barnett Park to Bay View Road
  • North East along Bay View Road to Main Road
    • Including Red Rock Lane
    • Including Main Road between Bay View Road and Mulgans Track
    • Including Moncks Bay Lane, Cliff Street and Emily Heights
  • North West along Main Road to Beachville Road
  • North along Beachville Road to Main Road
  • West along Main Road to the intersection of Main Road and Mount Pleasant Road

Addresses on both sides of boundary roads are considered in-zone unless specified otherwise.

All in-zone enrolments will be dependent upon the child’s usual place of residence being within the enrolment zone. The Board may require a written assurance of continued residence within the zone e.g. a copy of a tenancy agreement.

Please complete our online enrolment form if you wish to enrol your child at our kura.

‘Out of Zone’ Enrolments:

Te Raekura Redcliffs School is currently not accepting applications from students who live outside our enrolment zone. (May 2023)

The Enrolment Process:

At Te Raekura-Redcliffs children start school in small groups after they have turned 5 at two entry points – 

– one at the start of each term

– one mid way through the term. 

New entrants will be offered at least two dates for visits into class to ensure an effective transition to begin school. 

Each term local preschools also arrange group visits into school.

‘Cohort Entry’ For New entrants Explained:

Helping students to have a great start at school is important for their early success. We believe cohort entry for our new entrants allows us and our feeder preschools to plan more effectively for a successful transition to school. 

Cohort entry is about helping children to settle better in school. Starting school alongside other children helps children build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life. 

We believe it offers our children the best start to their school life. 

What does this look like?

– Children start school in small groups after they have turned five

– There are two entry points each term, one on the first day of term and one at a mid-point during a term.

– New students will have the support of a peer group as they transition to school. 

– Teachers can prepare for groups of children arriving on a specific date rather than on an individual and fragmented basis through the year.

You can read more about this on the MOE website – this includes starting dates: CLICK HERE