Five Year Old entry to school
Donovan Primary now has an enrolment zone and information is on the link below. If you are unsure, please contact the office. Five year olds usually commence school on the day of their fifth birthday.We welcome your child and would appreciate notification of intention to attend as soon as possible. Pre entry visits are held at a time to be arranged between the parent and the class teacher, prior to their fifth birthday, to familiarize the child with the classroom and environment. These short morning visits will rekindle friendships with peers and initiate a positive relationship with the teacher while avoiding overwhelming your child. Each child is different. Some are happy with one visit a few days before their fifth birthday, while others may need several visits two or three weeks prior to enrolment. Parent and child both attend but with no other siblings. Enrolment forms should be collected from the school office. We need to see both your child’s Birth Certificate or Passport and their Immunisation Certificate (Plunket book). If you would like to download an enrolment form please click here
General stationery is not available for purchase at school but we do sell a New Entrant pack for all new entrant children. This pack contains everything the new student will require for starting school including our sunhat. Our current stationery list is available at www.myschool.co.nz
The grants from the ‘Government’ are never sufficient to cover all the school’s expenses. While we do have fundraising activities run by our PTA we also ask you to make an annual voluntary donation towards the cost of your child’s education. The annual school donation is currently set at $60 per child, $80 for two children and $90 for three plus payable by cash, eftpos, cheque, automatic payments or electronic banking.