Parent information

Enrolments at Bellevue

If you live within the enrolment zone for Bellevue School and intend to enrol your child with us, we encourage you to do so at least 3 months prior to your child starting. This helps us to place your child in a classroom appropriate to their current learning level. You can download, print and complete the Bellevue School Enrolment Form here on the website,or collect a hard copy from the school office.


To enrol your child, please bring in:

  • Your completed enrolment form
  • Birth certificate
  • Record of vaccinations


Download enrolment form

Enrolment zone map


For a downloadable copy of the enrolment zone:



For a description of the boundaries of the enrolment zone:



We have an open door policy and invite families and friends to look around our school. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the office.

Out of zone enrolments

Each year the Board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the school zone. The BOT will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received. Out of zone families of Bellevue School who have pre-schoolers will be notified by letter.

Applications for out of zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the Montessori special programme run by the school and approved by the Secretary of Education Montessori. The Montessori programme is currently capped at a maximum of 125 students and as at 19 February 2016, there are 91 students in the Montessori programme.

Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of former students.

Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the Board of the school or a child of a member of the Board of the school.

Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.

Transition to school

At Bellevue School, we aim to make your child’s transition to school as smooth and easy as possible. We welcome you and your child to visit prior to starting school and encourage children to attend at least 2 pre-school visits in a New Entrant class. These visits are flexible and we are happy to arrange additional visits to cater to the needs of your child. For the first visit we encourage parents to stay in the class to support this transition however during subsequent visits you may wish to leave your child for a short break but please note, as a legal requirement, you are required to stay on site. Transitioning to school can be a big step for young children and parents alike, and it can help to build certain skills in your child before they start school so they will be better equipped to begin their school journey.

Being independent and able to manage themselves and their belongings are the most crucial elements for making children feel comfortable and able to cope within the school setting. Academic skills, while helpful, are not the most important things for your child. We encourage children to have opportunities to see and talk about the world around them; including letters, sounds, shapes, colours, numbers and other things of interest. It is not essential for your child to know all of their letters and numbers before starting school as introducing these are key parts of our early learning experiences. We provide a play-based learning environment in our New Entrant classrooms and you can support this at home by encouraging your child’s curiosity, creativity, questioning, and by talking about their interests.

After school care

Bellevue School offers on-site after-school care through YMCA Tauranga. If you require after school care for your child, please click on the link below for further information and registration details.



Click here for more info

School lunch orders


How to order a school lunch

  1. Write your child’s lunch order on an envelope along with your child’s name and room number.
  2. Please enclose the correct change and drop into the school office before school.
  3. All lunch orders will be emailed to Otumoetai College by 9.30am.
  4. Children collect their lunch from the school office at lunchtime.

School lunch menu

Available on Wednesday / Thursday / Friday only.


Mince/cheese Pies (low fat)


Sausage Rolls


Spinach & Feta Roll


Macaroni Cheese


Spaghetti Bolognese


Garlic Bread


Butter Chicken and Rice



  • Chicken salad
  • Ham salad



 Small Rolls

  • Chicken salad
  • Ham salad




  • Chicken salad
  • Ham salad




Fruit Cups


Biscuit – home baking







Juicies - frozen juice

  • Lemonade
  • Wildberry
  • Tropical
  • Cola
  • Orange
  • Apple






Moosies - frozen milk

  • Chocolate
  • Blue moon
  • Strawberry
  • Lime




Anchor Milk Drink

  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate