Enrolments & School Enrolment Zone

Starting school is a major event in a child's life. We strive to make this important event as pleasant and enriching as possible. 

School Enrolment Zone 

Please click here to view South Hornby School enrolment zone information. 

Pre-entry visits

Prior to your new entrant starting school, it is recommended that they visit school to become familiar with their new surroundings and teacher. 

Pre-entry visits take place from the start of the school day until morning tea on the two Wednesdays prior to your child's 5th birthday. 

You are welcome to stay for a little while, but we prefer you to leave your child so they can have the experience of being on their own at school. 

The Junior Syndicate leader will phone to confirm dates for these visits. 

We require from you:

  • An enrolment form (available from the school office) 
  • A birth certificate 
  • An immunisation certificate 

Preparing your child for school:

The following are useful tips to make the transition to school easier for your child: 
  • Encourage a positive attitude to school, talk to your child about school and what will happen throughout the day eg: play lunch, lunch time, what the bells mean etc. 
  • Help your child to recognise their own name and if possible attempt to write it. 
  • Teach your child how to manage their clothes, look after their property and pack their own school bag. 
  • Provide opportunities for your child to use scissors, crayons and pencils. 
  • Familiarise your child with a packed lunch. A small play lunch wrapped separately is helpful. 
  • Name all clothing and property, this ensures lost items can be located and returned quickly. 

New entrants will attend school the normal school hours. 

If a child is very tired and not coping with school an earlier finishing time of 1.45 p.m. can be negotiated with the Junior Syndicate  leader.     


Welcome to South Hornby School


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