This is the main page for vendors of student management systems (SMS) with regard to school and ECE roll returns, that is, the collection of student data from schools and ECE Services.
Last Updated: September 2012
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
Please refer to the Downloads/Links box on the right for related pages on Education Counts.
Roll Return and e-Returns Specification Manual (Version 19.2)
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.
Test Scripts and Test Plan for 2013 Roll Return and Audit Requirements
Application Forms for Data Sharing
Country of Citizenship codes list for use in 2013
Iwi codes list for use in 2013
Secondary Tertiary Programmes
Current Directory of Educational Institutions
Current addresses and other descriptive details of all New Zealand educational institutions, from early childhood centres 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.
This downloadable Excel file consists of two worksheets. Please read the information in the "Read this first" worksheet.