The enrolment process differs depending on the age of your child:

If your child is starting school for the first time, we would ideally like to have them enrolled by the time they are 4 1/2 years old. This helps us with our planning and organization.

For children who are older or changing schools, we would appreciate email or phone contact first.

All in zone students are automatically accepted once all documentation is completed and accompanied by original requested documents:
-Child and parents’ passports/visas (if born overseas)
-Child’s birth certificate
-Child’s immunisation record
-Signed tenancy agreement OR latest rates
-1 recent proof of address

Parents (with the enrolling child) are asked to have an interview with the Principal, Deputy Principal or Associate Principals as part of the enrolment process. This way we can get to know you as a family and discuss the learning needs of your child. Once the documentation and interview is complete, children will then be able to begin attending the following Monday.

For New Entrants (Year 0-1), once your child’s enrolment is completed, you will be invited to attend an interactive visit programme.  Parents are required to stay with their child for the visit.

English Pathway 

In order to complete your child’s pre-enrolment procedure, please click on this link and complete the process.

Should you need any assistance, please email Nicky (Enrolment Officer) at

We look forward to you and your child joining our school community.


Enrolment at Freemans Bay School Waiatarau is governed by an enrolment scheme. The Board of Trustees has approved the acceptance of 10 out of zone applications for New Entrants in 2024 for Priorities 1-5 and 10 applications for Y2-6 for Priorities 1-4.
Applications close October 11th 2023. If there are more applications than those available, we will hold a secure ballot on October 18th 2023. 

First Priority: Applicants who are siblings of current students enrolled in Whānau Ata – Māori Immersion Unit
Second Priority: Applicants who are siblings of current students
Third Priority: Applicants who are siblings of former students
Fourth Priority: Applicants who are children of Board employees
Fifth Priority: All other out of zone applicants