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

SMS Vendors Page Index:

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: Version 21.2  Updated: Oct-2014

e-Return SMS Design Specification

e-Return SMS Design Specification: Version 5.0  Updated: Sep-2012

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

2015 Test Scripts and Test Plan:Updated: Nov-2014

Application Forms for Data Sharing

2015 Application Forms: Updated: Nov-2014

Country of Citizenship Codes

Country of Citizenship Codes: Version 2.11 Updated: Oct-2013

Iwi Classification Codes

Iwi Classification Codes: Updated: Oct-2013

Language Codes

Language Codes: Updated: Jan-2012

Subject Codes

2015 Subject Codes Updated: Nov-2014

Secondary Tertiary Programmes

2015 Secondary Tertiary Programmes: Updated: Oct-2014

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.

2015 School Name and Number Codes: Updated: Nov-2014
This downloadable Excel file consists of three worksheets. Please read the information in the "Read this First" worksheet.

Contact Us

School Roll Returns
For any questions about the School Roll Returns please contact:
Phone:  +64 4 463 0915
Email:    School Returns Mailbox

All Other Queries
For all other queries about the reporting, publication and use of data please email: Information Officer Mailbox