Frequently Asked Questions
What is the zone for Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa and how do I enrol my child?
Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School Zone
Detailed information regarding our school zone at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa can be found on the Our Enrolment Zone page of our website.
If you are within our school zone and have a child of school age (year 0 - 6) then follow the link below to complete pre-enrolment. This can be all done online prior to Term 4 2021, or at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa once we are operational within the school buildings.
Please click on the following link to complete the pre-enrolment form: https://enrolments.linc-ed.com/apply/NZ/724
For those students who are in year 2-6, we will discuss and schedule an appropriate number of visits to best suit the needs of the child.
Will there be out of zone enrolments at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa?
We will NOT be taking any out of zone enrolments for the 2022 school year. This will allow us to effectively respond to the rapid roll growth expected within TMOP and best meet the needs of those learners located within our school zone.
Will there be a uniform at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa?
YES, we will be having a compulsory school uniform at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa. The design for this is currently in development, but will be available for purchase at the start of the 2022 school year (during the holiday period) and throughout the year. Uniform garments (all sizes) will be available for fitting and purchase via the front desk at school in Term 4. We are exploring an online purchasing option and will keep you informed if this becomes a possibility.
What time will school start and finish?
Our school hours at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa will be from 8:30am - 2:30pm. This aligns closely with the start and finish times of other schools within the Pāpāmoa area.
What are the 2022 term dates?
What will the transition to school look like?
For those students who are in year 2-6, we will discuss and schedule an appropriate number of visits to best suit the needs of your child. For those children transitioning from another school, we will make contact with your child's previous kura (school) prior to starting at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa. This will help us to ensure we have all the appropriate information we need to give your child the best possible start.
Why collaborative learning spaces?
We are aware that concerns and misconceptions exist about "Open Learning Environments" or "Open Barns" in schools these days. The fear from whānau is that there are too many students, it is too noisy and they are chaotic. The truth is, that with intentional design, clear and deliberate systems and structures - these spaces respond to and are more inclusive to a one size fits one model of learning than the traditional "single cell" classroom with one teacher and 30 students. But they must be planned for and deliberately designed to meet the needs of ALL ākonga (learners), kaiako (teachers) and whānau.
How have the buildings been designed?
Can we visit Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa to have a look/ tour around the school?
Yes, we are now open and located in the Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa school buildings at 72 Te Okuroa Drive, Pāpāmoa. Please take care to acknowledge any relevant COVID restrictions that are in place, such as scanning in and wearing a face covering. If you have a specific query regarding enrolment we encourage you to phone ahead. This may require booking in a 'meet and greet' with yourself, your child/ children and a member of our senior leadership team (Shane, Cath or Kris).
Will there be before and after school care?
For 2022 this will be taking place off-site, utilising those providers within the local area. We will be consulting with our school community and local providers over the remainder of the year regarding options for those families who require before/ after school care. We anticipate that further information can be provided during term 4 as part of the pre-enrolment meeting, and also via facebook/ website as it becomes available.