It is an important occasion when a child first starts school and we invite you to visit the school and meet with the Principal to discuss your child’s education with us.
To assist with forward planning we encourage parents to enrol their children one year prior to their fifth birthday. Enrolments however will be accepted at any time.
Click on the link at the bottom of this page if you wish to download the enrolment forms.
A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required by the Ministry of Education and should be attached to the Enrolment Form. We are also required to keep an Immunisation Register for the Ministry of Health and ask that parents provide a copy of your child’s Immunisation Certificate.
We also ask you to fill out a written authority form on enrolment if your child requires medication whilst at school and ask you to provide up to date emergency contact numbers if we need to make contact with you during the school day.
It is our aim to make the transition to school as smooth as possible. Once your child has enrolled at Adventure School, a letter will be sent out inviting your child to preschool visits. Children are welcome to attend up to 10 sessions prior to starting school.
Preschool visits provide an opportunity for your child to meet with their teacher and classmates. The sessions are not planned to include parents, but parents need to stay on the school site as a Ministry requirement.
Preschool visits are designed to make children familiar with their environment so that they settle more easily into school; it is also an opportunity for parents to become acquainted with the Junior School staff and school routines.
Parent information evenings are also held to inform new and prospective parents of our programmes.
Adventure School has been part of a Ministry mandated Enrolment Zone Scheme since 2008.
Those students who reside within the geographical area described as the home zone have an absolute right of entry to Adventure School. Because of the pressure on our school roll, we are currently unable to accomodate any students who live outside our zone.
The enrolment scheme home zone is the area of Whitby from the intersection of 57 Discovery Drive and The Companionway in the west and following the ridgeline down to State Highway 58 on the inlet. The eastern boundary takes in the area of Whitby surrounding the school, including part of State Highway 58 up to the intersection with Bradey’s Road.