Skip to content


Bell Block School has a Ministry of Education enrolment scheme in place in order to manage the size of the school roll.  To be entitled to enrol, students must be living within the school home zone at the time they start school.  The home zone is described as:

  • All residences within the area from the Eastern Boundary of Ngamotu Links golf course, along the coastline to Mangati Road at Bell Block Beach. All residences to the west of the centre line of Mangati Road to Devon Road  (SH 3). 
  • All residences to the south side of SH 3 from Mangati Road to the corner of Mountain Road (SH 3A). All residences on the western side of Mountain Road to the corner of Manutahi Road.  All Residences on both sides of Manutahi Road to the corner of Henwood and Manutahi Roads, including Upland Road to the Tarurutangi Hall and all of Lower King Road. All residences along Henwood Road from the corner of Manutahi Rd to the Hillsborough Hall. Both sides of Egmont Road from the Hillsborough hall to SH 3.  SH 3, to the eastern boundary of the Ngamotu Links Golf Course. 

Please Note:   
Mangati Road           Odds in zone / Evens out of zone

SH 3                          Odds out of zone / Evens in zone

Mountain Road         Odds out of zone / Evens in zone       

Please see the Zoning Map below or contact the office for clarification.


Bell Block School operates a cohort policy for new entrants.  This means that children are able to start school in cohorts after they have turned five on either the first day of term or the mid-point during a term.  Evidence suggests that starting school alongside other children helps them to build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life.


1 29/01/2024 12/03/2024
2 29/04/2024 04/06/2024
3 22/07/2024 26/08/2024
4 14/10/2024 18/11/2024


To pre-enrol please complete an enrolment application by downloading the enrolment form and provide the following documentation to the office:


·      Birth certificate

·      Immunisation record

·      Proof of address (current = less than three months old)



After pre-enrolling and providing the above documentation, please contact the office to book an appointment with the Principal.  You will have an opportunity to view the school and ask any questions.

  • Please provide a copy of your child’s most recent report


Priority is given to students who meet the criteria for enrolment in an approved special programme run by the school. (Our school has no such programme.)  Second priority is given to siblings of current students.  Third priority is given to siblings of former students.  Fourth priority is given to children of former students.  Fifth priority is given to children of Board employees or Board members.  Sixth priority is given to all other students.



Thursday 11 May 2023 Board meeting to determine number of places available
Wednesday 30 August 2023 Advertisement of out of zone places commences
Wednesday 11 October 2023 Deadline for out of zone places closes at 3:30pm
Thursday 12 October 2023 Ballot for out of zone places (if required)
Friday 13 October 2023 Parents notified of outcome
Friday 27 October 2023 Parents must confirm whether the offer of a place is accepted or declined