How to Enrol?

Enrolment at Sunnybrae Normal School is governed by an enrolment scheme. Students who live within the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school. We also have places for out of zone enrolments. Parents/Caregivers who wish to visit the school prior to applying for enrolment are welcome to make an appointment through the office or attend our Prospective Parents Meeting

In Zone Application

Families currently living inside our school zone should complete an online enrolment application using the form linked below. Please complete the form with as much detail as possible including ALL contact details for ALL caregivers, including an additional emergency contact. Please allow at least 5 working days to process enrolment application.

You will be required to provide the following documents to the school:

  • Student identification document (birth certificate if born in New Zealand. Passport if born overseas.
  • Residence Visa / Student Visa (if applicable)
  • Immunisation Record
  • evidence of home address (utility bill, tenancy agreement)
  • latest school report

These can be sent separately to Any enquiries please contact us at or phone 09 443 5058.

In-Zone Map

All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.

From Akoranga Drive along Northcote Road to Hillcrest Avenue, west on Sylvia Road to Lynden Avenue, along Lynden Avenue to Coronation Road; Coronation Road to Archers Road; from Archers Road to the eastern side of the Northern Motorway.  Along the motorway to Akoranga Drive, along Akoranga Drive to Northcote Road.  Both sides of every boundary road to be included except where otherwise stated (hereinafter referred to as “the Zone”).

Streets included are:

Akoranga Drive; Alice Road; Anne Road; Archers Road; Argus Place; Beatrice Avenue; Benders Avenue; Busbridge Place; Cherry Lane; Cheryl Place; Cobblestone Lane; College Road; Coronation Road; Ellen Avenue; Evelyn Place; Goldfield; Hillcrest Avenue; Holland Road; Jessmae Road; Kerrymaria Place; Kitewao Street; Liddell Street; Linley Place; Lynden Avenue; Marywil Crescent; McFetridge Place; Munstead Place; Nea Place; Nicholson Place; Northcote Road; Northgrove Avenue; Northwick Place; Ocean View Road; Parity Place; Petticoate Lane; Philip Keith Rise; Porana Road; Raeben Avenue; Raupapa Street; Silverfield; Stanaway Street; Sunnybrae Road; Sylvia Road; Tahinga Street; Terrylyn Drive; Totara Grove; Tudward Glade; Tye Road; Velma Road; Wairau Road



Out of Zone Application

In September each year the Board of Trustees 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 closer to this time. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:

  • First Priority This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.
  • Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • Fourth Priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  • Fifth Priority will 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 will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, Selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions by the Secretary. Under Section 11G (1) on the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship

Ballot Dates:


International Student Application

Sunnybrae Normal School welcomes long term and short term (minimum 4 weeks) enrolment applications from International students and their families. Any enquiries please contact our International Coordinator at