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School Zone

We are a thriving, well resourced country school that is forward thinking and focused on quality. We are proud to be part of the Pokuru Community.
In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Board of Pokuru School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. This enrolment scheme will take effect from 27th January 2021.

Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below.
  • From the intersection of Ouruwhero and Martin Roads (including all addresses on Martin Road), north to the Te Kawa West Crossroads. West down Te Kawa Road and on to Kawhia Road (SH39) for addresses between 1032 and 1218 Kawhia Road. All addresses on Tihiroa Road.
  • East from Te Kawa West Crossroads to 459 Te Kawa Road (Te Kawa Road addresses with numbers lower than 459 are not included). All addresses on Hone, Te Ora, Hinewai Roads and Te Anga Street.
  • North on Pokuru Road (from Te Kawa West Crossroads) to 108 Pokuru Road. All addresses on Morgan, Kakepuku, Candy, Harris, Wyatt, Pokuru Factory, Alexander, Ray and Budden Roads.
  • Te Mawhai Road addresses higher than 231 Te Mawhai Road and all addresses on Cruickshank Road.
Note: both sides of all streets and roads included in the above description are included unless otherwise stated.

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by provisions in the Education Act 1989.

The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed at the school office, where copies of the scheme are available.

Cohort Entry

In an effort to help our students have a great start to school we looked at ways to manage the flow of new entrants into school.

We have adopted cohort entry into Pokuru School. Children are able to start school in cohorts but only after they have turned 5. There will be two entry points per term, one on the first day of term and one at a midpoint during the term. For example, in 2021 cohort entry dates would be:
  • Term 2: 3/5/2021 and 8/6/2021
  • Term 3: 26/7/2021 and 30/08/2021
  • Term 4: 18/10/2021 and 15/11/2021
Benefits of cohort entry for children
Cohort entry is about helping children to settle better in school. There's evidence that starting school alongside other children helps children build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life.
Schools that are already using cohort entry believe it offers their kids the best start to their school life. It 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 through the year.