Enrolments

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places that are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. If necessary a ballot will be held in line with Ministry of Education dates.

In recent years the school has been able to accept all new entrant and out of zone applications. Acceptance for entry at other year levels depends on class sizes at the time. The Ministry requires that the school maintains its zone and monitors numbers.

Parents of four year olds are encouraged to enrol early. Please feel free to contact the office to pre-enrol and/or arrange for a school tour This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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School Zone

The Ministry of Education requires the school to have an enrolment scheme which is outlined below.
All students living in the home zone (shown on the map) are entitled to enroll at the school at any time.

The geographical home area of Mellons Bay School includes all the homes as follows: Eastern end of Macleans Road from Macleans College, Nos 120 – 136, North side only; Bleakhouse Road from the top of Macleans Road and including all roads on boths sides to its end; odd numbers 1 to 105 of Bleakhouse Road, including all roads off that side; Ridge Road, Nos 35-47; Picton Street Nos 2 – 60 and both sides of Uxbridge Raod in its entirety.

Parents of four year olds are encouraged to enrol early. Please feel free to contact the office to pre-enrol and/or arrange for a school tour This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Stationery

School stationery packs can be purchased from Peter Crandells Paper Plus, Picton Street in Howick, Ph: 09 534 8715.  For details click here

 

Uniforms

Mellons Bay School has a fine uniform which attracts many approving comments and projects a favourable image to the public. Our girls winter tunic is made with 100 %wool that is especially made for us, it is a McMillian tartan from one the founding families of the area. Children are expected to wear the uniform correctly not only whilst at school but also to and from school.

Correct Wearing of the Uniform

We believe all children should take a pride in their appearance and in this regard we ask for:-

  • Clean, polished shoes.
  • Long socks should be worn up, garters may be necessary.
  • Shirts tucked in.
  • Singlets and vests not showing at neck lines.
  • Hair fastened back with appropriate clips/bands, we sell these in school colours.
  • Jerseys to be worn properly or taken off, not tied around waists or dropped over shoulders.
  • No make-up or jewellery apart from watches.

Marking of Clothing

Please clearly mark all children's clothing as often items go missing. If it is marked, then we are able to return it to the correct owner.

 

Uniform Shop Hours

Opening Hours:

DayHours

 

Every Tuesday

2.30pm - 3.15 pm

Every Thursday

8.30am - 9.15am

 

The shop is run by volunteer parents and it contributes to PTA fundraising. They sell a selection of new and second hand uniforms. It is situated next to the Kitchen, to the right of the School Hall.

If you would like to help in the shop, please contact: Gillian Stratta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Girls Uniform

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Girls Winter Uniform

The winter uniform has been designed with the ability to resize, and most girls only require one winter uniform for their six years at Mellons Bay. Each year they should be dry cleaned only and the hem let down to provide longevity.

There is a made to measure service available at the same cost as the uniform shop dresses if none are suitable. Please see the uniform shop for contact details and ordering. This usually takes two appointments with the dressmaker.  The dressmaker will charge approximately $25 for alterations. Tears in pleats can also be replaced or repaired.

Boys Uniform

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Unisex Uniform

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Shoes

Stockists of Shoe Schools

  • John Russell Menswear - Moore Street, Howick
  • Stomp Kids Shoes - The Terraces Precinct, Wellington Street, Howick
  • Hannahs
  • Number 1 Shoes.

Winter Shoes must be black view examples of approved styles here  Summer sandels can be either black or brown. view examples of approved styles here

Alternative uniform suppliers

John Russell Menswear - Moore Street, Howick
Stockists of regulation boys school uniform, girls cardigans and tights, boys and girls school shoes.

Postie Plus - Botany
Sells girls white skivvies, boys grey shorts, socks, green raincoats. Please mention Mellons Bay as they offer a Reward Programme to the School.

Second Hand Clothing

The shop will sell 2nd hand clothing on behalf of parents and the school receive a 33% commission for each sale. If your items have been sold a cheque will be sent to you at the end of that term. Alternatively customers may wish to donate all proceeds of the sales to the school. All items must be in excellent condition Clothes which are stained, holed, worn thin or poorly repaired cannot be accepted for resale.

We are unable to accept 2nd hand shoes, socks, hair accessories or hats. 2nd hand winter dresses need to have been dry cleaned with the dry cleaning label still attached. If you have 2nd hand clothes to sell please collect a card from the slot outside the uniform shop and fill in the details yourself. Alternatively the Uniform Shop volunteers will provide assistance if you are unsure of pricing.

Pre-school Programme (Small Frys)

Mellons Bay Primary School has a Small Fry Learners programme for four year old children. This programme has been designed to help our children make a smooth transition to school. Small Fry Learners provides our children with a safe and happy environment where they will experience some of the Mellons Bay School routines and begin their learning journey.  It is held on a Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.45pmm for 8 weeks of each term.

Please contact Paula Kappeli in the office p 534 4363 or download the registration form here.  Once completed post or deliver the registration form marked to Paula's attention.

New Entrant Pre-Visit

At Mellons Bay we have a pre-entry programme for children about to start school.
Monthly, on a Wednesday morning, the children are able to come to school from 9.30 to 10.40am, accompanied by a caregiver, for pre-entry visits. This involves time in our classroom becoming familiar with our routines and classroom environment. There will also be time available to discuss entry procedure and class routines. The children are welcome to stay for our morning tea/interval, 10.40 until 11.00. Please check with the office for visit dates.

We suggest the visit day immediately prior to your child's start day, as being significantly important, while the other visit is optional. Please phone the office prior to the visit day you wish to attend so that we are prepared
and expecting you.

Documentation

If you choose to enrol with us, you must complete a Ministry of Education enrolment form.

This available from the office along with a prospectus, or we can mail it to you.
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like it sent to you.  As the form has carbon copies, unfortunately it cannot be emailed.

Once the enrolment form is completed, you will need to come into our school office between 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, and also bring with you, the following documentation:

  • Your child's birth certificate or passport
  • Your child's immunisation certificate (found in your Plunket book or provided by your doctor)
  • Dental Enrolment Form download form
  • Intermet Permission form download form
  • Email address – complete this on the enrolment form please

We are required to sight original documents and will take photocopies to keep with your enrolment form.

If the school zone comes into effect, we can only accept children living within it. If this is the case, you will also need to provide a copy of your power or phone bill to verify your home address. We will contact you if this is necessary.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Funding and Costs

Ministry of Education funding

Mellons Bay School is classed as a decile 10 school by the Ministry of Education. This means that the school is in a high socio-economic area and therefore, receive the lowest level of Ministry of Education funding.
The funding received is not enough to provide the high level of service and resources the students need.

School Donation

This school, like all schools in our local area, has for many years, had a policy of seeking a yearly donation from parents. The donation scheme is well supported and enables the board of trustees to pay for the many costs associated with providing and maintaining up to date levels of all the wonderful equipment and resources we have. Parents are therefore asked to contribute each year the amount suggested by the Board of Trustees.
The payment of the donation is preferable early in the school year to enable forward budgeting; however, there is an option to make payments each term. If making a contribution proves difficult, parents are invited to discuss this with the Principal, in confidence, and can make other arrangements for the spread of payment.
The current school donation is $340 per child per annum and it is capped at $680 for 2 children or more.  Click here for bank account details

Fundraising

The PTA organises various fundraising activities throughout the year. Whilst participation in these is optional, the Board rely on fundraising to purchase classroom and school resources and equipment that is essential to each students learning.
The parent school donation and PTA fundraising is spent on improving students learning outcomes. Participation by parents enables the school to: lower class sizes, keep the swimming pool open, employ a music and drama specialist teacher, provide sporting opportunities, employ Learning Assistants (Teacher Aids) to support classroom learning in years 1 and 2, maintain and develop the library and maintain the hall.You can be assured that your donation and fundraising efforts will directly benefit your child's education.

Activity Fees

The payment of activity fees is compulsory. These payments include items such as school camps, field trips, visiting speakers and performers, elective programmes, Life Education programme and so on. They may vary each year depending on your child's programme of study. Parents will be informed prior to these events.

International Students

There is a separate enrolment process and schedule of fees and costs for International Students, click here for more details.

International Students

The school welcomes enquiries about International Students. The availability of places depends on class sizes. Foreign Fee Paying students are offered extra tuition in English to assist in their integration into the school.

The tuition is delivered by a trained teacher to small groups of students of similar ability. The school rules and expectations of Foreign Fee Paying students are the same as for all students.

For further information please contact the school office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 64-9-534 4363. view photos of our school

2013 information for students applying as foreign fee paying students

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Personal Details

During the course of the school day, photos may be taken of student learning. From time to time we may like to use photographs of your child for school noticeboard displays, school newsletters, school website and special articles in the local paper. Please advise if you do not wish for photos to be made available for this purpose.

The PTA compiles a class list for parents. This list is used to organise class social activities or play dates with class friends. Please advise if you do not wish for contact details to be made available for this purpose.