The Principal, Mrs. Kathryn Hira would be thrilled to talk to you about enrolling your child at St Mary's Avondale. She is more than happy to show you around and discuss any questions that you may have about the school. Prior to visiting, please phone the school and arrange a time for an appointment at (09) 828-5599.
As St Mary's Avondale there is a legal requirement that a preference of enrolment form is completed. This is done by simply contacting the school's Parish Priest, Father Peter Tipene who will meet and help you to complete this task.
Readiness for School
It would be helpful if your child could master some or all of these skills before starting school.
can follow simple instructions
can recognize/write his/her own name in lower case letters
can manage scissors and crayons
can hold a pencil correctly
has some alphabet knowledge and experience with books
can initiate some conversation e.g. even ‘good morning’
can handle morning tea and lunch items independently
can pack and unpack his/her bags
can express him/herself clearly
can sit down for a short time and listen
is responsible for own personal items
can manage the toilet unassisted
has basic manners – please/thank you etc.
can manage own clothes and shoes