SMS Vendors

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: November 2014


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.

Roll Return Specification Manuals:

e-Return SMS Design Specification

e-Return SMS Design Specification:

Test Scripts and Test Plan for 2015 Roll Return and Audit Requirements

Test Scripts and Test Plan:

Application Forms for Data Sharing

Application Forms:

Country of Citizenship Codes

Country of Citizenship Codes:

Iwi Codes

Iwi Classification Codes:

Language Codes

Language Codes:

2015 Subject Codes

Subject Codes

Secondary Tertiary Programmes

Secondary Tertiary Programmes:

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.

2015 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.

School Name and Number Codes:
This downloadable Excel file consists of two worksheets. Please read the information in the "Read this first" worksheet.

Contact Us

For assistance or more information please contact:

School Roll Returns
Phone:  +64 4 463 0915
Email:   School Returns Mailbox