When should we apply?
We would encourage you to submit your application at least 2 years prior to the proposed starting date for your child. However we do accept applications from any age and throughout the year, with many of our families choosing to register from birth.
Do you have a waitlist?
Yes. We generally receive many more applications than places available and some applicants may need to go on our waitlist.
Is there a cut off date?
No, we continue to accept applications right up until the start of the school year, however later applicants will be considered, depending on availability.
What are the main entry points?
The main entry points are Year 1 and historically Year 7. Many families are starting their sons earlier as Year 7 positions are limited with siblings, Old Boys' sons and Scholarship taking precedence for places. There are sometimes limited places available in other year groups as movement in the roll occurs during the school year. Should a place become available we would select from our waitlist for that year group.
Do you accept pre-school students?
Yes, King’s School now offers places for four year old boys in our Early Learning Centre. The application process is the same as for school age applicants.
Can I visit the school before deciding?
Yes, we welcome prospective families to the school throughout the year, by appointment. Please contact the Admissions Office to arrange your personal campus tour. We also hold Open Days during the year.
What happens after I apply?
You will receive written acknowledgement of your application and information about the next stage of your application. All applications are indivdually assessed, and if a place is available, you may be asked for an interview with the Headmaster, where parents and their son will be interviewed in a relaxed and informal setting. A written offer of a place would follow if the application is successful, and upon receipt of the Acceptance Fee, the place is confirmed.
When will my son be placed in a House and how is the selection of Houses made?
All boys are placed in Houses when they join the School. Parents who have prior connections with the School may nominate a particular House for their son. Otherwise, placement in Houses is done by staff.
Are there buses or trains to school?
The Remuera train station on the North/South Line is 5-10 minutes walking distance from King's School. Middle and Senior School Students (Years 5-8) are permitted to travel to and from school by train.
Auckland Transport School Buses
Auckland Transport offers more detailed information on how to get to King's School using school buses here: School buses to King's School
King's School Buses & Minibuses
In conjunction with Kiwi Coaches we currently offer bus services for over 90 boys travelling to or from:
Herne Bay / St Mary's Bay
Ponsonby / Freeman's Bay
Takapuna / Devonport
The Kiwi Coach bus will collect and drop your son at the bus stop closest to your home. Boys are provided with a swipe card which enables them to swipe on and offf the bus. This card is monitored and connected with the Kiwi Coach app which allows parents to know that their son is safely on or off the bus.
Year 8 boys are the leaders on the bus and a Code of Conduct is to be signed by all boys using the buses and their parents. The youngest boys sit at the front of the bus with increasing year levels seated towards the rear ofthe bus. Kiwi Coaches use the same bus drivers for each route which allows for familiarity particularly for our younger boys.
Boys in Years 1 - 4 who catch a bus from school at the end of the day go from their classroom to Treetops After School Care until the bus departs at 3:40pm. At Treetops After School Care the boys are provided with afternoon tea and their homework is supervised. They are then escorted to the bus stop at the appropriate time. This service is free of charge for those boys. An enrolment form for Treetops After School Care would need to be completed - please contact email@example.com.
If you would like more information on the bus routes or would like to book your son onto a bus please contact Kiwi Coaches direcly (09 636 5232) or contact Jodi Morrissey for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in an area which is currently not served by a bus but you are interested in your son catching a bus to school please contact us on 09 520 7770.
Is there an After School care programme?
The school provides an After School Care Centre, called Treetops, for boys from 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday. The Centre is located in the school library. Contact us on email@example.com for further information.
If my son falls ill during the day, what care is given and will I be contacted?
In the event of a boy being unwell or injured during the day, he is taken to the Sick Bay (near the Main Office) and cared for by the School Nurse. If the illness is such that the boy is required to go home, the Nurse will contact his parents immediately.
Is my son able to order lunches at school?
Yes, the school has a lunch order system for those that may not wish to provide their own packed lunchbox. The school encourages healthy eating options for all the boys.
How much homework will my son have?
It is the school’s belief that boys should always read at home but not be burdened with time-consuming projects. Any homework set will either be meaningful work to prepare for class or to practise what the boys may have learnt in class. Homework routines will be established and more structured homework is given to boys in the Senior School as they prepare for Secondary School.