Enrolment Information

Enrolment at Milford School is governed by a Ministry of Education approved enrolment scheme, which includes a zone that is set out below. A full copy of the enrolment scheme can be viewed at the school office.

The Education Act sets out the purposes of an enrolment scheme, which are to prevent overcrowding at the school, to ensure that the selection of applicants for enrolment at the school is fair and to ensure that the best use is made of existing networks of State schools.  Students living within the Milford School zone have automatic right of entry under the scheme.

Students living outside of the Milford School zone will have another school that is reasonably convenient to their place of residence that they will be entitled to attend. You can find information about the location of other schools and their enrolment zones at http://nzschools.tki.org.nz/.

Out of zone students wishing to attend Milford School can apply to enrol if/when the school holds a ballot. (See the section on out-of-zone enrolments below).

Milford School starts our New Entrant students (5-year-olds) in groups on the Monday of Week 1, 4 or 7 of the term, whichever falls after their fifth birthday.

For more information on intakes, click here.

In 2022, these dates are:

Term 112 February (week 1)
221 February (week 4)
314 March (week 7)
44 April (week 9)
Term 212 May (week 1)
223 May (week 4)
313 June (week 7)
Term 3125 July (week 1)
215 August (week 4)
35 September (week 7)
Term 4117 October (week 1)
27 November (week 4)
328 November (week 7)

In Zone

Streets in the Milford School zone:

  • Alma Road
  • Anakiwa Place
  • Argle Terrace
  • Audrey Road
  • Bevyn Street
  • Brian Avenue
  • Brooke Street
  • Cecil Road
  • Commodore Parry Road
  • Craig Road
  • Crete Avenue
  • Dallinghoe Crescent
  • Dodson Avenue
  • East Coast Bays Rd  1-89 (odd) and 2-108 (evens)
  • Eric Price Avenue
  • Fenwick Avenue
  • Frater Avenue
  • Frieston Road
  • Gordon Avenue
  • Holiday Road
  • Ihumata Road
  • Inga Road
  • Kitchener Road
  • Livingstone Street
  • Margery Lane
  • Marsh Avenue  1-19 (odds) 2-16 (evens)
  • Milford Park Place
  • Milford Road
  • Muritai Road
  • Napoleon Avenue
  • Nile Road  41-127 (odds) 60-166 (evens)
  • Ocean View Road
  • Omana Road
  • Otakau Road
  • Penning Road
  • Phillip Parade
  • Pierce Road
  • Prestige Place
  • Prospect Terrace
  • Rangitoto Terrace
  • Saltburn Road
  • Seaview Road 1-3 (odds) and 2-26 (evens)
  • Shakespeare Road
  • Stanley Avenue
  • Stratford Road
  • Sudan Avenue
  • Sylvan Park Avenue
  • Thornton Road
  • Tiri Road
  • Tobruk Crescent
  • Trafalgar Road
  • Wairau Road  1-7 (odds)
  • Waterloo Road
  • Wolsley Avenue
  • Woodbridge Lane

Students whose usual place of residence is within the school zone have an automatic right of entry to the school. Parents of students who live within the zone are encouraged to make their application as early as possible to assist the school to plan appropriately.

Enrolment Procedure

To enrol, please visit the school office. Office hours are 8.15am – 3.30pm during term time. You will need to:

  • Fill in an enrolment application form (available from the school office)

  • Provide proof of address (e.g. provide a telephone or power account in the parent’s  name, an appropriate tenancy agreement, or a sale and purchase agreement).

  • Provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport.

  • Complete a Vision and Hearing Testing screening approval form.

  • Provide immunisation details.

  • You will also be required to sign a statement at the school office confirming the student’s usual place of residence is in zone.

Once all information has been supplied, enrolment will be confirmed by letter. On the student’s first day you will be required to provide confirmation that they are still residing at the enrolment address.

NB. It is important to note that an application for enrolment may be declined or an enrolment annulled if the Board believes on reasonable grounds that:

  • False information has been given as to the student’s usual place of residence; or
  • A temporary address for the student has been given for the purpose of gaining enrolment at the school. (section 11OA Education Act 1989)

Donation and fees may be paid at time of enrolment. Information on donations and fees can be found by clicking on the button below.


Out of Zone Student Enrolments

Students living out of zone who wish to attend the school must apply to enrol.  Please click on the button below to visit our webpage with ballot and out of zone enrolment information.

ballot information

Starting School – Tips for Parents

What Can You Do To Help?

  • Talk to your child about starting school where he/she will meet new friends, play games, sing and make interesting things.
  • Help your child to learn how to put on clothing and care for personal belongings – tie shoe laces, put clothes in own bag etc.
  • Label clearly all possessions your child will bring to school with his/her full name – raincoats, hats, uniform, bags, cases, plastic bottles, etc. Be sure to check from time to time whether the label is still intact and legible. Avoid glassware.
  • Send your child to school on time each and every day. Be prepared to say goodbye for the day before school starts. If your child is upset to see you go, encourage them to play with others, and be firm. In most cases, an upset child will settle very quickly and have a great day. We will always phone you if there is a continued problem.
  • Give your child duties to perform in and around home which require only one or two simple directions. This will give him/her confidence to complete small tasks.
  • Encourage children to be responsible for putting school equipment in the right place, e.g. bookbags in the bookbag box, lunch orders in the lunchroom box etc.
  • Encourage your child by admiring his/her work when he/she brings it home. Give his/her painting or model a place of honour for a few days.
  • Select good stories to read to him/her regularly picture books for him/her to browse through, T.V. programmes to look at and discuss with you. Read the school reader with them each night, with lots of praise and enjoyment.
  • When reading to them or giving them instructions, make sure they are listening.
  • Some children are told by their parents that they will learn to read and write as soon as they come to school and are disappointed when this is not accomplished on the first day – warn your child that it takes time.