Primary School Age Range

Children over 6 years old must attend school in New Zealand.  Primary schools accept enrolments from the age 5 years, until your child turns 13 if this is before 30 June each year.  If your child’s birthday is on 1 July or after, and they are turning 13 this year, they should be enrolled at the nearest secondary school to your home.

At Takaanini School all children will move through year levels with their age-group peers.  This does not reflect their academic level, as each child is taught at the level that is right for them.