Frequently Asked Questions

What years does the school cater for?

Years 1–6.

 

Does Amesbury School have a uniform?

Yes, we do have a uniform. Please see the 'Uniform' page under the 'Enrolment' tab on the website.

Do you take out of zone enrolments?

No, we only enrol students residing within our zone. For detailed information about our zone please see the 'School Zone' page under the 'Enrolment' tab on the website.

Do you teach any languages?

Yes, we are committed to exposing our students to a range of languages during their time at Amesbury School. We have a particular focus on students learning English, Te Reo Maori and Chinese Mandarin across all age ranges.

Do you have out of school care?

Yes, this service is offered at Amesbury School by Kelly Club. Further details about this service can be found on the Out of School Care page under the 'School Information' tab.

How do I enrol my child/ren?

You can enrol your child/ren online by going to the Enrolment page under the 'Enrolment' tab on the website. The Enrolment Form is at the bottom of the page. You will need to fill out the form separately for each child you wish to enrol. 

How important is a student's year level at Amesbury?

Students at Amesbury are not grouped based on their year level, but on their learning needs. We do not have year­-based classes; we work in three teams, with our new entrant students working together in Te Rito which is at the beginning of the Koru Hub building with the kowhai (yellow) carpet. New Entrant students will then move through to Koru Team (which is in the back two suites of the Koru Hub building with karaka and kakariki - orange and green - carpets) as they reach certain levels of social and academic readiness. Non-new entant Year 1 and 2 students will be in Koru Team, and our senior students (Years 3­ to 6) in Harakeke Hub. However, students move flexibly both within and across these two hubs depending on their learning needs.

There are two main transition points at Amesbury; the move from Koru Hub to Harakeke Hub (this happens at the end of Year 2) and the move from Amesbury School to intermediate school (this happens at the end of Year 6). At these transition points a student’s year level is important and reclassification may be considered, if necessary (see our school Student Promotion policy here). At other points in a student’s journey through Amesbury School their year level is not of huge importance, as they receive the learning and instruction they need based on their needs, not their year level.