FAQ

When can we enrol our children at Mission Heights Primary School?

Enrollments are accepted from students who live in the school’s home zone at all year levels daily from 8.30 to 4:00pm. Enrollment forms are available at the school reception at 103 Jeffs Road, Mission Heights Schools.

Will out of zone applications be accepted at Mission Heights Primary School?

We regret that no out of zone applications are being accepted at Mission Heights Primary School at this time.

Do Mission Heights Primary School students have automatic right of enrolment at Mission Heights Junior College?

No.  Only those students who live in the Junior College’s  home zone are entitled to enrol at Mission Heights Junior College in accordance to their enrolment policy for the current year . Please contact the Junior College reception for the most current information regarding their enrolment policy.

Will there be ‘before and after school care’ available for students at the school?

Yes, there will be before and after school care services at the school.

Where can we order the school uniform for next year?

The uniform supplier is John Russell Schoolwear in Howick. They will take your orders for all uniform requirements.

Will the Year 1 and Year 2 students require a PE uniform?

Yes, all students from Yr1-Yr 6  require a PE uniform. Year 4-6 students are encouraged to have two sets of PE uniforms as these are used daily for PE and sports programmes.

Why is the school called Mission Heights Primary ?

The Board of Trustees consulted with the local community to ensure the school name reflected the history of the area.

The name also lends itself really well to the development of our school and our growing new community in the new flat Bush suburb of the Mission Heights suburban environment.

When did the school open?

Our school opened on Wednesday the fourth of February, 2009.

What year levels does the school cater for?

Years 1 – 6

What buildings are there?

There are a total of 32 Learning Zones (classrooms), 10 Learning Studios (flexible learning environments) , an Administration Block, a Multi-purpose Hall, The Sir William Manchester Library and play fields. There is also a junior and senior playground, beautiful gardens, two  tennis courts, a soccer field, rugby field, and an all weather cricket wicket.

How is the school governed and managed?

A parent elected Board of Trustees, Principal and Staff Representative form the Board.  Their role is the school’s governance.

The Principal’s role is to manage the school.  The Principal operates within the approved policies direction.

How do I enrol?

Check the enrolment zone map and street addresses on MHP Online to see if you live in the zone (or call the School Office on (09) 2777 888, if you need clarification)

Complete the Enrolment Forms attaching a copy of either a Birth Certificate or Passport, Immigration Documentation, (Residence Permit, Domestic Student Permit & Supporting Work Visa etc) and a copy of the Immunisation Certificate.

To support your enrolment, please also attach two of the following three documents:

a) An electricity invoice with your address etc.

b) A Rental Agreement or

c) Sale & Purchase Agreement

Return this information to: Mission Heights Primary School, P.O. Box 64448, Botany, Auckland, 2163. by mail, or drop into the school office.

Does the school have an enrolment scheme? Yes.

This was determined by the Ministry of Education after consultation with neighbouring schools and the community.

Our school is obliged to apply the scheme and we are required to obtain proof of residence.

Included in the enrolment pack is a detailed description of the zone.  Please do not hesitate to contact the School Office if you need clarification.

What happens if I live out of the enrolment zone, can I enrol?

The Board of Trustees will closely monitor enrolments to determine the number (if any) of out of zone places annually, usually in September. Currently the school is not accepting any out of zone enrolments due to the housing  development and growth within its school zone.

How do I know the direction of the school?

Please check the web site under “Charter” this sets out the priorities for the current year.

What is the School’s Vision for Education?

Mission Heights Primary School is committed to providing innovative and evolving personalised learning to enable students to be confident, active, reflective and high-achieving independent learners.

What is the Learning and Teaching programme?

The New Zealand Curriculum and its Values, Principles, Key Competencies and Learning Areas underpin all learning, teaching and assessment at Mission Heights Primary School.

How will the school be able to cater for my child?

When each student is enrolled we:

Provide pre-entry Transition meetings for new parents’ induction into the school each term.

Talk with families about their specific needs.

Screen the learner with a series of tests.

Contact their current school or early childhood centre and gather achievement information on their academic and social progress.

Analyse this information and begin to look at any emerging learning trends from the above information to determine the level of the child’s learning abilities.

What stationery will my child need and how do I get it?

All stationery is ordered through MHPS Reception and the pack is sent to your child’s LZ when it has been paid for.

Who do I see if I am not sure what is happening?

For matters relating to your child please see the teacher, often a quick word may be all that is necessary to clarify things, however you may like to have more time, if so an appointment is a good idea.

Teachers have staff meetings on Monday and Tuesday afternoons after school as well as other meetings during the week, so are often unavailable at that time. If this does not clarify matters then you are able to see the Deputy Principal of the learning community your child is in or the Principal as appropriate. If matters are not resolved then the school has a formal complaints policy, which is available from the School Office.

For other school matters (i.e payment of accounts or other school organisation) the reception staff will happily deal with any queries.

The school has a complaints policy which is available on request from the office.

How will I be able to be involved in the school?

We are very keen for parents to be involved in our school through our highly active family and friends group. Please email mhpfamilyandfriends@gmail.com

Where might students go when they leave at the end of year 6?

The natural transition of our students is to Mission Heights Junior College for their Years 7 – 10 academic studies on the condition that all students are living in zone at the time of starting at Mission Heights Junior College.

On graduating from Mission Heights Junior College, students will typically enrol at Ormistion Senior College for their Year 11- 13 academic studies.

Is there a compulsory School Uniform?

Yes, this is detailed in the Enrolment Pack.

 How can I keep up to date with information on the school?

Keep checking our website, this is updated regularly. Parents of students who are enrolled at the school will receive an independent log in access to the school’s website from the school’s reception.