Silverdale Normal School

(07) 856 7604 62 Silverdale Rd, Silverdale, Hamilton 3216
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Written by Michael

Out of zone enrolments - now open

Posted on 27 February 2020

Silverdale Normal School is now accepting enrolments from out of zone to start in Term 2 or later.

We have the following spaces available:

New Entrants: Up to 3 spaces

Year 1 or 2: 1 space

Year 3 or 4: Up to 3 spaces

Year 5 or 6: 1 space

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on 27 March, 2020. Deadline for receipt of applications is 26 March, 2020. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

In terms of our enrolment policy the following priorities for acceptance are used: 

 1. siblings of current students

 2. siblings of former students

 3. children of former students

 4. children of board employees or board members

 5. all other applicants

For an out of zone enrolment form, please call into our school office, or download a PDF Out of Zone Application.pdf.

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Coronavirus - Information from the Ministry of Education

Posted on 28 January 2020

Kia ora Silverdale community,

As you are probably well aware from the media, the situation concerning the coronavirus is developing.  This is a new virus and its specific nature is currently unclear, however it appears that you can have the virus at an early stage and not be showing any symptoms.  This incubation period is currently considered to be 14 days.

The Ministry of Education has issued a statement and have asked that this information be communicated with our school community: 

  • As always anyone who is unwell should not be at school or at their early learning service. If you have a particular concern about your child, you are encouraged to contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice. Healthline has translators and interpreters available 24/7 in 150 languages and they do have Mandarin and Cantonese speaking staff available.
  • If a student still attends school while showing symptoms the Principal of a state school can preclude them if they believe on reasonable grounds they may have a communicable disease (Section 19 Education Act). The student has to stay away for the infectious period of the specific disease. For private schools, Section 19 of the Education Act does not apply. Principals can request that a student with an infectious disease or is suspected of having an infectious disease, does not attend.
  •  Please keep an eye on our website, as we will be updating this as new information is received.

Iona Holsted

Secretary for Education


Other useful information

You can also contact your local District Health Board if you require further information – Public Health Unit Contacts 

Current travel information – please do continue to refer to the Ministry of Health’s information page on their website.  It will be updated as new information comes to hand. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) guidance – Ministry of Health website


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Health and Physical Education Curriculum Feedback

Posted on 19 November 2019

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