Enrolling students

All children aged between 5 and 19 can enrol in a New Zealand state school if they're a domestic student or an approved exchange student. Your school must use the ENROL system to update enrolments as students enrol, change schools or leave the school system.

About enrolment eligibility

Information in Education Circular 2017/01 will help you check whether a student is eligible to enrol at your school.

Circular 2017/01 Eligibility to enrol

Enrolling adult students

Special critieria apply when enrolling adult students in mainstream secondary education.

Adult students in mainstream secondary education

Students living unlawfully in New Zealand

Students living unlawfully in New Zealand can apply to the Ministry of Education to enrol as a domestic student.

Enrolling students living unlawfully in New Zealand

Setting up and managing enrolment schemes (zones)

State schools can set up an enrolment scheme to avoid overcrowding, after receiving notice from the Ministry. The Ministry needs to approve any scheme.

Setting up and managing enrolment schemes (zones)

How to get access to ENROL

ENROL is a register of student enrolments. It lets you update enrolments as students enrol, change schools or leave the school system. Vision and Hearing technicians also use ENROL to enter results of vision and hearing tests into the system.

Access for school ENROL users

To gain access to ENROL you'll need to contact your school's Education Sector Logon (ESL) delegated authoriser to have the appropriate role assigned to your ESL account.

Or visit our Education Services website for instructions on how to complete the user invitation process.

Setting up your account — Education Services (external link)

School user guides and manuals

Principal or school administrator ENROL Manual [PDF, 383 KB]

School Users ENROL Manual [PDF, 2.6 MB]

ENROL guide for school users

Access for DHB ENROL users

DHB, Attendance Service or Ministry user access (external link)

Guide to Using ENROL - DHB Users

Information for parents

Electronic information about your child [DOCX, 141 KB]

Using the ENROL system

Privacy is critical to the ENROL system. To protect that privacy it's important that you never share your user logon or password.

ENROL Privacy information

Recent changes to using ENROL

Read about several changes that will affect how you use the ENROL system.

Recent changes to ENROL 2019

Changes to ENROL 2018

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