Pre-Entry Visits and Bookings

Please ensure before booking in any pre-entry visits that an enrollment form has been submitted in person to the school office.

Why

Pre entry visits are a valuable way of introducing school life to your child. Your child will become familiar with their teacher, other children in the class and the location of facilities.

When

Four weeks before your child turns five they can visit during the following times:

Afternoon visits (bookings through the school office)

  • Friday 2pm - 2.30pm

NB: Your child must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver

Morning Visits (bookings through the google form below)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 8.45am - 10.30am (please select one)

NB: Please drop your child off between 8.30 and 8.45am and return to pick up your child at 10.30am.

No pre entry visits in the first or last week of each term, weekends, school holidays or public holidays.

Where

Our New Entrant block (Te Kōhanga) consists of three classrooms (Room 18, Room 19 and Room 20). Room 20's entrance is situated by the hall.

What Happens

Children are encouraged to participate in class routines. This is also a chance for your child to explore the Te Kōhanga space. They will also take part in learning activities. During our morning visits, your child will participate in the beginning of the day routines, join us for morning tea and have a chance to play with new friends at interval.

Visitor Guidelines

Afternoon Visits: Friday 2pm - 2.30pm (please book with the school office)

  • Please ensure only one adult accompanies your child during the visit and stays for the session.

  • No siblings are to accompany whānau

  • Pre-enrolled visitors are to report to the Admin building and sign in with admin staff

  • No photography or filming during the session.

  • A reminder that other classes are in session during this time. Please be respectful of their learning.

  • If you have any questions please email the Lead Teacher of Te Kōhanga, Dianna Foster diannaf@arahoe.school.nz

Covid-19 Red Level

  • Maximum of 6 students visiting at one time

  • Adults to wear a face covering and to scan into the school’s Covid-tracer app

  • Please ensure only one adult accompanies the child during the visit and must stay for the session.

  • Pre-enrolled visitors presenting with cold, flu or Covid-like symptoms are required to stay home. Visits can be rescheduled to a later date.

Morning Visits

  • Pre-enrolled visitors then report to the front entrance way of our New Entrants classroom (Te Kohanga) at 8:45am.

  • This will be the child’s first chance at staying at school without their parent/caregiver, however, parents must remain on the school grounds or close to the school and be contactable by phone in case of an emergency.

  • Parents collect their child at 10:30am outside of the New Entrants (Te Kohanga) classroom. Please ensure you are on time as we begin our next learning session at 10:30am.

  • No photography or filming during session

Covid-19 Red Level

  • Maximum of 6 students visiting at one time

  • Adults wear a face covering and scan into the school’s Covid-tracer app and sign in using the visitor registration at the Admin building.

  • Pre-enrolled visitors presenting with cold, flu or Covid-like symptoms are required to stay home. Visits can be rescheduled to a later date

Bookings for Pre Entry Visits