Welcome New Parents
New Entrant Families
The Junior School School is organised into four classrooms (Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 4) and covers the first three years of school (Yr 0-2). We are fortunate to have a very experienced teaching team with strengths across the curriculum.
Enrolment Zone: All children are entitled to start school on their 5th birthday. However as we have an enrolment scheme in place only children living in the zone have an automatic right to enrol at Fernside School. Out of zone students must go through a ballot process. Please check our Enrolment Scheme page for details.
Class visits: Before starting at school we encourage parents to bring children along for class visits. This will be arranged with the new entrant teacher 4-6 weeks before starting. In most cases three visits is all that is required to build confidence.
Uniform and School Stationery: New entrant stationery packs are available for purchase in the school office. The school uniform can be purchased from The Warehouse in Rangiora.
Documentation: To confirm enrolment please bring along a copy of the birth certificate, as well as all immunisation documentation.
Kia ora to all new families
Welcome to Fernside School. Education is a partnership between parents/caregivers, teachers and the children. Good communication is vital to this. We need regular dialogue on issues of interest, praise and concern. Often this will take the form of an impromptu discussion, but if you would like specific information please make an effort to organise an interview at least one day in advance. The better prepared, the better the dialogue.
Formal interviews and school social events are additional opportunities to meet with the teachers.
Your participation in all aspects of school life is welcomed - parent help, working bees, school outings, Board of Trustees and home and school activities.
More information about the school can be found in the school newsletter (see link below).