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

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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 Manual Downloads

e-Return SMS Design Specification Download

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

Application Forms for Data Sharing

Country of Citizenship Codes

Iwi Codes

Language Codes

Subject Codes 2015

Secondary Tertiary Programmes

Current Directory of Educational Institutions

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.

This downloadable Excel file consists of two worksheets. Please read the information in the "Read this first" worksheet.

2015 School Name and Number Codes

Contact Us

For assistance or more information please contact:

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