Welcoming new families into your school provides the opportunity to gather rich information about English language learners in addition to information normally collected at enrolment.
To ensure eligibility to enrol, the school will follow the procedure outlined in Ministry of Education Circular 2012/01 Eligibility to enrol in New Zealand schools.
[Schools are required to] gather information that is sufficiently comprehensive to enable evaluation of student progress and achievement; to identify students and groups of students ... who are at risk of not achieving.NAG 1
You can gather background information using a supplementary enrolment form to guide discussion:
It is also good practice to find out about languages and culture:
Updated on: 15 Jul 2015