Central Normal School is a vibrant learning environment where we encourage whanau to share all learning with their tamariki. There are regular events that enable students to demonstrate their increasing understanding across all curriculum areas.
We offer quality teaching and learning by providing diversity and variety throughout our teaching teams. Each team provides stimulating and exciting learning opportunities for students making use of modern learning environments and ICT.
At Central Normal School classrooms are colourful, organised and reflect children’s learning.
Check out our teaching teams:
At Central Normal School, we believe that the active and authentic involvement of students in their learning is crucial to engagement and achievement.
Students actively drive WISE within the school.
We believe that students are the heart of Central Normal School and actively seek student voice to make OUR school a great learning environment.
Through our ‘Seedlings’ Programme, we aim to ensure your child has a positive and seamless transition into school life, During a series of up to four Seedlings sessions, your child will:
Central Normal School provides a learner centred environment which strives to ensure every child is a successful learner. When children enter school, they bring with them a lot of prior learning and experiences from both family and early childhood settings. This complements the curriculum expectations we hold for children in their first year at school.
All children entering the school have approximately four pre-school classroom visits prior to starting school. Classroom visits are arranged with the New Entrant teacher. Transitioning children into school properly is very important, so Central Normal School also offers all enrolled children turning five a transition to school programme which aims to ensure a smooth transition from pre-school centres or their home. This programme is called ‘Seedlings’ and is run fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.45-3pm. Each child has four sessions which they can attend. This is additional to the four classroom visits. Please contact the school office if you are interested in your child attending this transition programme.
The school has an enrolment ‘Zone’. Children who live within the ‘Zone’ automatically qualify for enrolment in the school. Out of zone children are accepted depending on classroom numbers at the time. A waiting list for the Bi lingual classes is in place when required.
Each year the board of trustees 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.
First Priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.
Second Priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
Third Priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
Fourth Priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
Fifth Priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
Sixth Priority must be given to all other applicants.
Enrolment forms must be accompanied by a copy of a New Zealand birth certificate or current passport. Enrolments cannot be accepted without this documentation.
As part of enrolment we recommend you purchase one of our stationery packs which include everything your child needs to get started. The packs range in contents and price so please ask at reception which pack your child requires.
An example of our stationery packs: