The best way to see if Taupaki school is right for your child, is to visit us. Talk to the Principal and have a wander around the school. These visits tell you a lot about the culture and values of the school. We encourage all prospective families to make an appointment with the Principal because we want you to have as much information about us and what we stand for.
If your child is starting school, you may enrol them well in advance of their 5th birthday. This helps our school plan ahead and for new entrants to enjoy the opportunity of pre-entry school visits. Please be aware that in order to preserve the current optimum size of our school, we operate an enrolment scheme. Students living inside our school zone have automatic entitlement to enrolment. If you are not in zone, check out our Out of Zone enrolment information for more detail.
All students who lie within the home zone described below and shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at Taupaki School.
The zone is bounded in the east and the south by the local authority boundary between Rodney District Council and Waitakere City Council which follows the Ngongetepara Stream from Highway 16 to Red Hill Road and along Sunnyvale Road and then follows property boundaries rather than roads across to Amreins Road (where the zone includes all properties in Amreins Road) and on to Waitakere Road. The boundary then follows Waitakere Road to Hunter Road, Cuthbert Road, Annandale Road, includes Pioneer Lane, Hanham Road, Waitakere Road to Highway 16 and then along Highway 16 to Ngongetepara Stream (Council boundary). Where the zone boundary follows roads, properties on both sides of the roads that have road frontage to the zone boundary, are considered to be within the zone.
To avoid any doubt as to which properties fall within the home zone the following information clearly identifies the street numbers of the properties that are within the home zone, for each road on or near the zone boundary.
State Highway 16: All even numbers from the Ngongetepara Stream (number 238) west to 550.
All odd numbers from the Ngongetepara Stream (number 239) west to number 551.
Main Road (SH16): All even numbers from number 2 to number 82.
All odd numbers from number 1 to number 65.
Waitakere Road: All even numbers from number 144 onwards.
All odd numbers from number 179 onwards.
Hanham Road: All properties.
Tawa Road: Number 347 (On the corner of Hanham Road)
Annandale Road: All properties.
Pioneer Lane: All properties.
Cuthbert Lane: All properties.
Hunter Road: All properties.
Amreins Road: All properties.
Sunnyvale Road: All even number properties north of the local authority boundary, (number 50). All odd numbers from number 57 onwards.
Red Hill Road: All even numbers from number 58 onwards.
All odd numbers from number 83 onwards.
All other properties on roads within the home zone are included within the zone.
Each year the Board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.