This is the main page for vendors of student management systems (SMS) with regard to school roll returns, that is, the collection of student data from schools.
Last Updated: September 2015
This page is specifically developed for the vendors of student management systems and focuses on school roll returns. Information on this page is often technical in nature. Code sets made available here are specifically for vendors. These code sets may be pre-release versions and should not be used by schools until they are formally released as they will provide invalid results. Schools looking for current information on roll returns should use the following link: Collection Forms
Roll Return and e-Returns Specification Manual (Version 21.2)
The manual provides the roll return specifications for Student Management Systems (SMS) in schools. Please see the section on Key Changes (pages 6 and 7) which outlines the changes to the most recent roll return specifications.
- 2016 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 22 [PDF 2.3MB]
- 2015 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 21.2 [PDF 2.5MB]
- 2014 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 20.2 [PDF 2.2MB]
- 2013 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 19.2 [PDF 3.8MB]
- 2012 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 18.3 [PDF 2.8MB]
- 2011 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 17.3 [PDF 1.9MB]
- 2010 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 16.0 [ZIPPED MS Word 904KB]
- 2009 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 15.2 [ZIPPED MS Word 904KB]
- 2008 Roll Return Specification Manual Version 14.3 [MS Word 4.2MB]
e-Return SMS Design Specification
Business Requirements for Electronic Sign-off
Test Scripts and Test Plan for Roll Return and Audit Requirements
Application Forms for Data Sharing
Country of Citizenship Codes
- Country of Citizenship Codes [MS Excel 41KB]
Iwi Classification Codes
- Iwi Classification Codes [MS Excel 35KB]
- Language Codes [MS Excel 23KB]
Secondary Tertiary Programmes
- 2016 Secondary Tertiary Programme Codes [MS Excel 12KB]
Current Directory of Educational Institutions
You can find current addresses and other descriptive details of all New Zealand Educational Institutions from schools through to tertiary education providers.
School Name and Number Codes
A list of School Names and School Number Codes are provided for those schools completing the "Previous School" question in Roll Returns.
- 2016 School Name and Number Codes [MS Excel 603KB]