Enrolling Your Child
If you are within the Take Kārara school zone, you can enrol your child via the school website. Details of the school zone can also be found there. At this stage, there will be no out of zone places available for 2023.
Transition to School
For New Entrants starting school – Cohort Entry
We have reviewed when our New Entrant children start school. Following this review, we have decided to move to Cohort Entry from the beginning of Term 1 (1 February 2023). We know that children who have school visits and start school with a group of children feel more of a sense of security, belonging and community from day one. This means children will start with us at either the beginning of the term or on the Monday of the sixth week.
The children will start school in Cohort groups following their 5th birthday. Cohort dates are assigned by the Ministry of Education and there are eight Cohort intakes throughout the year, one at the beginning of each term and one midway through each term.
2023 ENTRY DATES
Term 1 – Start of Term: 01/02/2023 – Mid Term: 06/03/2023
Term 2 – Start of Term: 24/04/2023 – Mid Term: 29/05/2023
Term 3 – Start of Term: 17/07/2023 – Mid Term: 21/08/2023
Term 4 – Start of Term: 09/10/2023 – Mid Term: 13/11/2023
For children transferring from another school
If your child is moving to Take Kārara from another school please get in touch so we can work with you to ensure a successful start.
Our Teaching and Learning Spaces
We want your child to feel safe, and to have a sense of belonging. Your child will be with one key teacher. This teacher will be responsible for a group of children – as they would be in a traditional classroom, and will provide the support and care expected of any classroom teacher. They will focus on the learning and on the social and behavioural needs of your child.
Where our learning spaces are a little different is the layout and design of the building and the spaces within them. While the teacher and their class work together in one space, there will also be other teachers working with their classes in spaces nearby. These new buildings are designed in a way to minimise noise and where the walls and breakout rooms are placed, they provide quiet zones and more intimate areas for children to be working in with their classroom teacher. However, it also provides opportunities for children to collaborate and connect with other children and teachers in the learning space through interactive activities.
Any questions, concerns or wonderings you have about your child should always be addressed to your child’s key teacher.
We welcome parents and whānau into our learning spaces to see what the learning and the learning environment looks like for your child.
Please refer to our website for further details in regards to the key features of our learning spaces.
Whānau Groups (across the whole school)
All children are part of a whānau group. These whānau groups will include children from all levels of the school. Siblings will be placed in the same whānau group. New Entrant children are assigned a big buddy from their whānau group whom they will meet during their pre-entry visits. Their big buddy helps them settle into school life. They meet them in their class and offer support in the playground.
Please refer to our Parent and Whānau Information Book for further information.
If you have any questions please get in touch.