Online Enrolment


To complete an online enrolment form please click here


School Code - 1991
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Please note ETAP is our school's online student management system. Information you record on this website is safe and security protected for your privacy. Tauranga Primary School is the only organisation that can access this information.

Alternatively,  you can download an enrolment form:

TPS Enrolment Form


Once you have completed the enrolment form, please return it to the Tauranga Primary School office.

TPS Whānau Information Booklet


Cohort Entry Policy


Cohort entry applies to 5 year olds (New Entrant enrolments) only. There are eight starting dates for 5 year olds during the year.  Students can start school on a cohort entry date after their fifth birthday.
Please note that it is a legal requirement that a child is enrolled at a school from age 6. Therefore, if not already enrolled, a child can start school on their 6th birthday regardless of a school’s cohort entry policy but must start school no later than their 6th birthday.

2024 cohort entry dates:

Term 1                                                                  Term 2 

Cohort 1 entry date: 1st February                          Cohort 1 entry date: 29th April

Cohort 2  entry date: 4th March                            Cohort 2 entry date: 4th June


Term 3                                                                  Term 4

Cohort 1 entry date: 22nd July                               Cohort 1 entry date: 14th October

Cohort 2 entry date:26th August                            Cohort 2 entry date: 18th November




Out of Zone Applications


Our school operates an enrolment scheme and, if your residential address is outside our school zone your application will be treated as an out-of-zone application.

Once we have received a completed enrolment form you will be placed on our waiting list for consideration in the next advertised ballot. We ask that you inform us if you no longer wish to stay on the waiting list (for example if you enrol your child/ren at another school or move away from the area).

Information about the ballot process can be found at the Ministry of Education website link

Should you have any other queries at this stage or wish to make an appointment to visit our school, please email us at office@tauranga.school.nz  or call our Enrolment Officer on 07 578 6222.


Our ballot dates for 2024 are:

  • Term 1 2024 enrolments, ballot held on  Friday 20 October 2023
  • Term 1 2024 additional ballot,  if required,  Friday 20 January 2024
  • Term 2  2024 enrolments, ballot on Friday 16th February 2024
  • Term 3  2024  enrolments,  ballot on Friday 17th May 2024
  • Term 4  2024 enrolments, ballot on Friday 9th August 2024

School Zone


Our school operates an enrolment scheme (school zone). This scheme helps to protect our school from overcrowding. If you live within the school zone, then your children are guaranteed a place at TPS. Out-of-zone applications for enrolment are considered through a ballot system, and are subject to available places in suitable classes. To enrol or find out more information please contact the school 07 578 6222 or email our enrolment officer office@tauranga.school.nz

TPS Enrolment Scheme



A stationery fee is paid annually, this covers all of your child's basic stationery requirements for the entire school year.  All stationery is accessed directly in the classroom by the teacher and students.  No need to name, organise or cover books, it is all taken care of by the school.  Year 3 to 6  students are asked to provide their own small pencil case if possible, but this is not compulsary

The stationery charge is payable through the School Shop or directly at the school office. Please use the following links to access School Shop:
School Shop - registered users
School Shop - new users


Stationery  costs can also be paid directly to the school:

Bank account (12-3440-0009600-00) Please reference your child (SURNAME, first initials, Stationery


The Stationery Costs for 2023 are:

Year 1 - $46.00  new to TPS  - new entrant students starting at TPS in 2023 - includes whiteboard and  a book bag.

Year 1 - $30.00 returning students  - new entrant students from 2022 (note: some stationery purchased last year  will be transferred to their new class for 2023)

Year 2 - $36.00 - Rooms 11,12 & 13 -( new students to TPS will also require a book bag and whiteboard)


Year 3 - $56.00  (includes a new book bag and whiteboard)

Year 4 - $45.00  - new students to TPS will also require a book bag and whiteboard


Year 5 - $49.00 (new whiteboard included)

Year 6 - $43.00 - new students to TPS will also require a whiteboard







Our school uniform can be purchased at the school office. The school is the only supplier of TPS monogrammed uniform items.

Uniform Prices




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