Out of Zone New Entrant Enrolments

Each year The Board  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.

If a ballot is required, this will be done under Police control.

The Board advises that 6 additional places are availalbe for Term 1, 2023.  Applications close of Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 3.00pm.  Ballot drawn on Tuesday 29 November 2022.  This ballot will only ocver new entrant students turning 5 through to the end of Term 1, 2023.


Out of Zone applications for Term 2 onwards will be accepted until Wednesday 22 March 2023 at 3.00pm.  The ballot for these applications will take places on Tuesday 28 March 2023.

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:

Please click here to view map

Please click here to view a list of in zone streets.

Macleans Road -  from Macleans College even number 120 – 136 only;

Bleakhouse Road - from Ridge Road through to the top of Macleans Road - odd number 1 - 105 and all roads on that side are in zone, even numbers 2 - 98 are out of zone.  From the top of Macleans Road including all road off either sides to its end;

Ridge Road, Odd numbers 35-47 only;

Picton Street, even numbers 2 – 60 only;

Uxbridge Road - all homes included in the zone.

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 stationery packs can be purchased from Crandell Peters Paper Plus, Picton Street in Howick, Ph: 09 534 8715.  

The packs can be purchased in-store or online  and will be available before Christmas.

Prices for 2023

Year                            Cost

New entrant -Year 1      $78.99

New entrant - term 3    $53.25

New entrant - term 4    $44.99

Year 1 - returning         $59.99

Year 2                         $74.50

Year 3                         $63.50

Year 4                         $67.75

Year 5                         $53.25

Year 6                         $53.25

Covering Exercise Books

We highly recommend covering all exercise books.  If you dread this job, there is a quick and easy solution!  Ezcover is a much better way to cover school exercise books.  They are  re-usable, recyclable and very easy to put on.  They are 100% NZ made and 100% guaranteed. Many designs and colours are available.

15c per cover is donated to our school.  To double the rebate to our school, enter the following code EZ15 when ordering.

The only way to purchase these covers is online www.ezcover.co.nz  Select our school name to get the rebate for our school.







Mellons Bay School has a fine uniform that 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 of 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.


Uniform Shop - Elizabeth Michael Uniforms


Term Time Opening Hours:Please note the new times effective from Term 2 2022.



8.30 - 9.15 am


2.30- 3.15pm

Please click here to view a full price list for items available

From 2021 our uniform shop will be managed by Elizabeth Michael Uniforms. Outside shop hours uniform items may be purchased online using their online shop.

To register for the online shop please:

  1. Click log-in at the top right-hand side of the Elizabeth Michael home page
  2. Fill out your details and the school log-in code – MB212
  3. Elizabeth Michael admin will send you your confirmed user name and password
  4. Enter your username or email address plus your unique password in the log-in section and you are ready to start purchasing

Any questions please contact them on 358 1680 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Correct Wearing of the Uniform

We believe all children should take 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 draped over shoulders.
  • No make-up or jewellery apart from watches.

Please Name 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.


Girls Uniform

   2019 Girls Summer Uniform
Uniform girls winter 2 - web




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


2019 Boys Summer uniform

Uniform boys winter - web


Sports Uniform

Uniform - pe - web

The sports uniform is worn by students from year 3 through to year 6.



Stockists of Shoe Schools

Winter shoes must be totally black with black soles, there should be no coloured soles, flashes of colour or decals.  Shoes need to be fit for purpose and not fashion shoes.  

The preferred requirement is a black leather shoe with a black sole, not a sports shoe.

Second Hand Uniform

The school office is happy to receive donations of second hand uniforms.  They will purchase second hand uniforms that are in excellent condition.  Clothes that are stained, worn thin or poorly repaired cannot be accepted.  We are unable to accept second hand shoes, socks, hair accessories or hats.  Second hand winter dresses need to have been dry cleaned with the dry cleaning label still attached.  

Second hand uniform sales will happen periodically through the year.  Dates will be advertised in the Friday Flier, school website and the newsletter.


Any questions please contact the school office on 09 534 4363.

Pre-school Programme (Small Frys)

Mellons Bay 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 1.30-2.45pm for 8 weeks of each term.

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

New Entrant Pre-Visit

At Mellons Bay we have a pre-entry programme for children about to start school.  This involves time in the classroom, meeting the teacher and becoming familiar with our routines and classroom environment. Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend a pre-school morning from 9:30am to 11:00am.  The Deputy Principal will share relevant information about the school and support for preparing your child for starting school.  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 if you have not received your invite.

We suggest the visit day closest to your child's start day. Please phone the office prior to the visit day you wish to attend so that we are prepared and expecting you.



Thank you for taking the time to view our school website.

If you choose to enrol with us, please complete the following forms. 

Once the forms are completed, you will need to come into our school office between 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 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)
  • Verification of your home address (electricity bill required)
  • Email address – complete this on the enrolment form please as we send out some newsletters and notices via email.

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

Please click to view our School Prospectus.

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, receives 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 $360 per child per annum and it is capped at $700 for 2 children or more.  Click here for bank account details


The PTA organises various fundraising activities throughout the year. Whilst participation in these is optional, the Board relies 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 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

Information for students applying as foreign fee paying students


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.

Privacy Act

Your child's enrolment at Mellons Bay School will involve the school in collecting certain personal information from either yourself or from third parties as authorised by you.

As an agency which collects and holds personal information, the school in terms of the Privacy Act 1993 must advise you of certain matters.

a) Information provided by you personally

You have provided or may be required to provide the school with certain personal information regarding your child or yourself. Your child's file is confidential. While the school holds personal information you have provided, you possess certain rights. These are:

The right to request us to return to you the personal information you provide.
The right to request access to the personal information you supplied to us.
The right to request us to correct any personal information you supplied to us.
The school reserves the right to use any personal information collected or created for the benefit of the child and the efficient running of the school.

b) Information created by the school

In the course of your child's schooling certain information will be brought into existence by the school, its employees and agents. Such information will include but will not necessarily be limited to:

interview notes.
evaluation reports of your child.
evaluations and assessments prepared by Social Welfare, Public Health and/or Public Dental Service.
Records and documents of the above type will at all times be the property of the school. Accordingly, information created by the school will only be disclosed to you at the discretion of the school.

c) Passing personal information to another school

The school would like your permission to pass on the personal information about your child (ie your child's school record) to any other school that child may attend, eg a new primary school or intermediate school. This is done as a matter of course at present.

You are asked to sign the enrolment form approving the above. Without your permission the information will be held at Mellons Bay School until released by you.

It is in your child's best interests that this information is passed on quickly and efficiently to their next school. If any other agency requests information about your child you will be consulted before that information is passed on.