Announcement : 


Enrolment and School Zone

The Board of Trustees operates a Ministry of Education approved Enrolment Scheme to prevent overcrowding, as the school receives more applications for enrolment than places available. The Scheme provides for the automatic right of entry to those students who reside within the Whenuapai School zone. You can find out what school you are zoned for by going to TKI website.

Whenuapai School Zone Map

The guidelines for the development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under section 11G (3) of the Education Act 1989 for the purpose of describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised.

Home Zone – All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at Whenuapai School.

Starting at the intersection of SH16 Twin Coast Discovery and Coatesville Riverhead Highway, travel south on SH16.

At the roundabout of SH16, Brigham Creek Road and Fred Taylor Drive, travel south down Fred Taylor Drive.

Hailes Road is included. Matakohe and Dunlop Road are not included. South of the intersection with Northside Drive, all even numbered addresses 54 to 138 Fred Taylor Drive are excluded, as are any new roads coming off the west side of Fred Taylor Drive.  

Continue along Fred Taylor Drive through the roundabout with Te Oranui Way and Don Buck Road. Turn north onto Tawhia Drive, then left onto Barbour Road. The east side of Barbour Road (unaddressed at time of writing) is not included. Continue along Barbour Road until Maki Street.

At the intersection of Barbour Road, Maki Street and Gunton Drive, cut straight across eastwards over the Northwestern Motorway to join SH 18/Upper Harbour Motorway. Maki Street is included north of this intersection. Gunton Drive is not included.

Continue along the Upper Harbour Motorway until the Brigham Creek Road off-ramp. The zone includes Kauri Road and travels around the Whenuapai Peninsula shoreline to the beginning point of the intersection of SH16 Twin Coast Discovery and Coatesville Riverhead highway. Includes Herald Island.

The zone does not include Sinton Road.

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.

* Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Enrolment Process and Documentation

Enrolments for all children are arranged through the school office. For the enrolment of New Entrants, a birth certificate as verification of age and an immunisation certificate must be presented. Parents will be notified before the date of enrolment of two pre-school visits that will be available for them and their children to familiarise themselves with the class they will be joining and the simple routines.

Students from overseas who have moved to New Zealand must provide their passport and documentation showing evidence of New Zealand residency. An immunisation certificate for the student must also be provided.

Located near the upper reaches of the Waitemata Harbour, around twenty minutes drive from central Auckland, Whenuapai is on the urban/ rural fringe. Whenuapai is close to Hobsonville Road. This provides an easy connection with Waitakere City and North Shore City.

Pre-Enrolment Form

2023 New Entrant Information Pack – Year 0/1

2023 New Student (Year 2-8) Information Pack

2023 Enrolment Documents (All Years) Parent-Caregiver Signature Required


Out of Zone Enrolments 2023

Currently, Whenuapai School only has positions available for siblings of current students (Priority 2, out of zone applicants). No other out of zone positions are available for 2023 and therefore no ballot will be held.