Answering Frequently Asked Questions

We have a dedicated section on our website to answer frequently asked questions.

As we have started taking enrolments over the last month or so, a number of questions have emerged which may have only been asked by a few people, but which we feel there may be wider interest in.

In this month’s blog post I have listed some of these questions along with our current response. Note these can change as school plans are firmed up!

Q: What is the starting roll for the school?

A: Based on demographics of other recently opened primary schools in Canterbury, our best prediction is a starting roll of about 100 pupils. It is hard to predict with any more certainty as the Rangiora context is quite different from other recent new school builds. As enrolments are confirmed with interested families we can have a more accurate picture of our opening day roll.

Q: We are in zone. When should we enrol?

A: If you plan to come to Te Matauru Primary in 2020 please enrol as soon as possible. This gives certainty to your child’s current school and to us, and most importantly to your family. It also allows both schools to work collaboratively on a successful transition plan.

Q: We are not in zone. How can I be put on a waiting list for places?

A: We will not be accepting out of zone enrolments in 2020 as per Ministry of Education direction. Because of this the board have not established a waiting list or process for managing for out of zone enrolment requests. Should this situation change we will advertise this at the appropriate time, but we are not currently taking names or offering places.

Q: Who are the school staff?

A: Profiles of our leadership team are available on our website. We are announcing other appointments as they are made through our Facebook page. We will update our website with details as soon as staff start with us.

Q: Will the school open on time?

A: Yes. The Southbase team are on schedule with their build programme, and we will be ready to go for our first day, Friday 7 February 2020!


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