Starting school is an exciting time and an important milestone in your child’s life and maybe also your life – particularly if this is your first child to come to school.

 We look forward to working with you and your child to make the transition from preschool to school a positive experience. 

The staff at Wainuioru School welcome you, your family and your five year old, and recognise the importance of a smooth transition into school. 

At Wainuioru School we have an open door policy and see communication between home and school as an integral part of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, please come and see us so we can discuss these. 

If this is your first child at school often it is new for you as a parent as well as so much has changed perhaps since you were last a student. Some children are comfortable and gain confidence quickly while it is natural for some to take a little longer to settle into school life. 

We recognise that children bring many different skills and experiences to school with them so along with the literacy and numeracy skills that are focused on in the first year, we encourage the children to begin to develop the key competencies through our school programmes. These are the skills identified in the New Zealand Curriculum that they will need to be successful life-long learners. Thinking, Relating to others, Using language, symbols, and texts, Managing self, Participating and contributing 

Students are welcome to visit Wainuioru School before starting at age 5


Please contact the Principal to discuss enrolments or to

view the school in the first instance.


06 3722 861


An Out of Zone application form for years 1-8 is available upon request. 

Wainuioru Quick Guide

Check out our quick guide to get an idea of what we are about. 

Quick Guide Wainuioru .pdf


Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.

This includes children who live within the area enclosed by:

Both sides of Lee Pakaraka Road

All of Masterton Stronvar Road from Masterton/Castlepoint Road turn off to Ngahape

Ngaumu Road, Motukai Road and Te Maipi Road

Masterton/Castlepoint Road from the Stronvar turn off to Tauweru as far as Te Parae Road

Both sides of Te Parae Road

Both sides of Westmere Road

Transport Entitlement  Zone

Transport Entitlement Zone(TEZ) maps are drawn based on the halfway points between schools of the same type

that offer the same year level education. A school can have more than one TEZ depending on its type and the schools that are its nearest neighbours. For example, a full primary school (year 1

to 8) may have one TEZ for year 1 to 6 students and one for year 7

and 8 students.

TEZs establish the area within which students can receive school transport assistance to a particular school. To be eligible to

receive assistance, however, a student must live further than 3.2 kilometres (if under 10) or 4.8 kilometres (if 10 or over) from their nearest appropriate school. If a student is eligible for school transport assistance, they have a ‘ticket to ride’ within the zone

of the school attended regardless of whether or not that school is

his or her nearest.

Out of Zone

Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority              This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.

Second Priority          will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority             will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority           will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority              will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority             will be given to all other applicants.