Enrolling Your Child

School Choice

Choosing a school for you and your child is an important decision. At Long Bay Primary enrolments are restricted by our enrolment zone. If you are living in zone you are welcome to complete an Online Enrolment application form. Once this has been submitted, our Enrolments Officer will be in contact with you to arrange a school visit and a tour of the school with one of our senior leadership team. At Long Bay Primary we are committed to providing high quality education in an environment where individual differences are valued and students are inspired to reach their greatest potential. We look forward to meeting you and warmly welcoming you to our school community.

Enrolment Information

In zone parents are invited to contact the school office to arrange an appointment to meet with a member of the school leadership team to discuss enrolment of their child /children. Parents are required to provide the child’s birth certificate and immunisation certificate (for all 5 year old new entrants) and a passport if necessary to confirm status for enrolment in a state school. The school office personnel will inform you of further documentation as needed. If you live in the home zone and have not yet signalled your intention to enrol your child during this school year, please contact the school to assist us to plan appropriately.



Cohort Entry

At Long Bay Primary School our new entrant students will start school from January 2024 using cohort entry. Cohort entry is when a school has two entry points per term for children to start school after they have turned five – on the first day of the term and at a mid-point during the term.

The entry dates for 2024 are:





















Cohort entry is about helping children to settle better at school. There is evidence that starting school alongside other children helps them build relationships and supports a smoother entry into school life.

Cohort entry can also mean less disruption for new entrant teachers who can prepare for groups of children arriving on a specific date rather than on an individual and ad hoc basis throughout the year. Because of this we believe that cohort entry offers our students the best start to school life. 

Pre-school visits and a parent information meeting are held in conjunction with the cohort entry dates.

Out of Zone Enrolments – Long Bay Primary is not taking any out of Zone Enrolments for 2023 or 2024

Enrolment at Long Bay Primary School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office. If spaces are available, applications may be invited in term four for a limited number of out of zone places for students the following year. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, parents will be informed of the outcome within three working days of the ballot being held. For further information or enquiries please contact the office at Long Bay Primary School on enrolments@longbayprimary.ac.nz. or phone 09 473 6077. School Zone Map School Zone – Enrolment Scheme

Enrol privacy statement and usage
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Online Enrolment for Domestic Students

International Learners

Limited places are available for international learners. Please enquire about enrolment by calling the school office on 09 473 6077, or emailing enrolments@longbayprimary.ac.nz. As a guideline, the fees for one year’s tuition are $11,800 plus GST. Please note that all prospective students must be residing with their parents.

Long Bay Primary school does not accept short term International Learners, we have a minimum of one term (10-12 weeks) and is also dependent upon the year group you are applying for.

International Learners Policy

Fee Paying Policy
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Medical and Travel Insurance Policy
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Online Application for International Learners