Announcement : 

NEW SCHOOL UNIFORMS SURVEY: Kia Ora e te whānau,  I am looking at changing our school uniforms with additional pieces. I would appreciate your input to gather thoughts around what our new uniform could look like and how adding pieces such as a P.E. uniform for our senior students could impact whānau. The reason behind the change is our off shore suppliers have increased their prices. I have sourced a local manufacturer to hold and supply stock for our uniforms. The process behind the change of uniforms is as follows:   Gather student voice   Gather Whānau voice   Gather Staff voice   Share findings with whānau, staff, students    Present responses to the School Board   Whānau, staff, students are notified of the outcome and possible changes timeline     Could you all please take a moment to check the new designs, vote and answer a couple of questions. Click on the link below to access the survey:  Waatea School uniform change survey Ngā mihi nui, Whaea ZaraWaatea School Principal   


At Waatea, we aim to make the enrolment process as smooth as possible. This means being open and transparent about the expectations our Kura has of each child and the commitment of whānau to ensure an enjoyable and meaningful learning journey.

How do I enrol?

To enrol your tamariki please click on the enrol button below to complete the enrolment process online. Alternatively, you can request an enrolment form by calling the school on 0800 922 832 or email:

To complete your enrolment we will require the following documents:

  • Your child’s birth certificate or passport;
  • Your child’s immunisation record;
  • Your child’s Early Childhood Centre Portfolio (if they have one);
  • Your child’s most recent school report from their previous school (excluding new entrant students);
  • Proof of address in parents name – must be one of the following: Electricity Account, Rates Account or Rental Agreement.

If you are not a New Zealand citizen we also have to sight your child’s Visa in their passport. Please note that some non-residential enrolments may need approval from the Ministry of Education.

Enrolment Restrictions

Our maximum enrolment number is 200 students per calendar year. 

Download our enrolment form and relevant documents here:

Enrolment Form 2022

Whanau Direct – Waatea School – ECC Referral Form

ARDS Dental Consent Form

Turiki Health Form

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