Nau Mai, Haere Mai - Welcome to James Cook School in Marton.

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James Cook School is a full primary and multicultural school located at the south west end of Marton’s town centre.

Set in a semi rural environment, the school community is committed to ensuring James Cook School’s mission statement, “Achieving Excellence through Aroha, Endeavour and Resolution” is actively promoted and alive.

James Cook School is situated beside an Early Childhood Centre, Mill Street Kindergarten. This close proximity allows for quality learning relationships to be fostered and encouraged.

Enrolment Scheme

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Enrolment at James Cook School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available below, on the website Education Counts, and from the school office.


The James Cook School Board of Trustees is advertising a one-off pre-enrolment period from today until Friday 3rd December, 2021 for the following year groups only.

We have the following out-of-zone spaces available for 2022:

8 out-of-zone spaces in Y0 (turning 5 after March 31, 2022) for 2022

4 out-of-zone spaces in Y1 (turning 5 by March 31, 2022) for 2022

3 out-of-zone spaces in Y3 for 2022

We have no out-of-zone spaces for other year groups at this time.

Families living in our home zone (in-zone) can enrol at James Cook School at any time.

Contact the James Cook School office for an enrolment pack on (06) 327-8229. Applications for this pre-enrolment period close at 3pm on Friday 3rd December, 2021. If required, we will run a ballot on Tuesday 7th December, 2021. All successful applicants will be notified for this enrolment period on Wednesday,8th December, 2021.

Please inform friends and family members who live out-of-zone and have children at these year levels that may like to enrol their child at James Cook School.

James Cook School Board of Trustees

In-Zone Enrolments

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Each year applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the school board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.

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 home zone. The school board will publish this information by notice on the school website, and 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.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority, according to legislation:

First Priority This priority category is not applicable to this school.

Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority will 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 will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under the Education and Training Act 2020. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by media suitable to the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Home Zone Description Street Addresses (Alphabetical Order).pdf

Free School Lunches

There will be the option of a healthy lunch

for every child, every day.

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Vision - Building an interdependent community of engaged learners who go forth to influence the world around them.

School Hours

School starts 8.55 am

Working Session 9.00-10.40 am

Morning Tea Break 10.40-11.00 am

Working Session 11.00-12.30 pm

Lunch Break 12.30-1.15 pm

Working Session 1.15-2.45 pm


Read our Policies and Procedures

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School Community Open Day: Tuesday 2nd February 1-3pm

Term 1: Wednesday 3th February to Friday 16th April

Term 2: Monday 3rd May to Friday 9th July

Term 3: Monday 26th July to Friday 1st October

Term 4: Monday 18th October to Wednesday 15th December

Public Holidays (School Closed):

  • Waitangi Day - Observed Monday 8th February

  • Good Friday - Friday 2nd April

  • Easter Monday - Monday 5th April

  • Easter Tuesday - Tuesday 6th April

  • ANZAC Day - Thursday 25th April

  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 7th June

  • Labour Day - Monday 25th October

Mission Statement - “Achieving Excellence through Aroha, Endeavour and Resolution”

R - Respect

I - Inclusion

C - Cooperation

H - Honesty

E - Endeavour

R - Resolution

Our aim is:

  • To nurture learners in their journey towards becoming…

i. Effective communicators

ii. Confident in demonstrating a RICHER sense and

iii. Community connected.

  • To create an environment that reflects

-our core culture and enhances learning.