Established 1891

VISION : Nurturing confident, future focused learners

Enrolments for 2023

The Koputaroa School Board invites applications for enrolment for the 2023 school year.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or school website.

The board has determined that up to 5 places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students in Year 1; up to 4 places in Year 4; up to 5 places in Years 6; for 2023. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

Next year there will be 4 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Thursday 2 February 2023 to Thursday 6 April (Term 1, 2023).

For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is 15 October.

Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend to enroll their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by 15 October to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.

Applications are to be made in writing to the Principal (office@koputaroa.school.nz)

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Friday 28 October 2022. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Details relating to the second enrolment period are as follows.

Length of enrolment period: from Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June (Term 2, 2023). Deadline for receipt of applications: 24 February 2023

Date of ballot: 10 March 2023

Details relating to the third enrolment period are as follows.

Length of enrolment period: from Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September (Term 3, 2023). Deadline for receipt of applications: 19 May 2023

Date of ballot: 2 June 2023

Details relating to the fourth enrolment period are as follows.

Length of enrolment period: from Monday 9 October to Monday 18 December (Term 4, 2023). Deadline for receipt of applications: 11 August 2023

Date of ballot: 25 August 2023

Haere Mai, Welcome to Koputaroa School

Koputaroa School (est. 1891) is a beautiful rural school located approximately 7 km north of Levin (New Zealand) between SH 1 and SH 57. We are a full primary, decile 6 school with a roll that fluctuates between 185 – 200.

Koputaroa (Koputoroa) is the name of the local settlement and in Māori it means Breast of the Albatross (Toroa). This name refers to the heavy fog that fills the valley, and from the hill near the Marae, looks like the breast of an albatross. Koputaroa School was originally called Kereru and the school’s emblem is a Kereru.

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For a rural school we have a large dedicated and committed staff: We have a non-teaching Principal, 9 classroom teachers, a full time Office Manager, four Teacher Aides, a support teacher, part-time caretaker and cleaner.

At our school we place a huge emphasis on quality learning and teaching and firmly believe in the principles of formative practice – children being actively involved in the learning and teaching process. Our dedicated staff are very committed to providing our children with the best possible learning experiences and children enjoy a collaborative, supportive, engaging and motivational learning environment