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: February 2018


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 24.1)

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: Updated: December 2017

e-Return SMS Design Specification:Updated: September 2012

Business Requirements for Electronic Sign-off for Roll Returns: Updated: September 2015

Test Scripts and Test Plan 2017: Updated: December 2017

Data Sharing Approval 2018 Student Management Systems:Updated: October 2017

Country of Citizenship Codes: Updated: October 2015

Iwi Codes 2018 Updated: Feb-2018

Codes that will be implemented in 2018, available for you for testing only, until further notice.

Language Codes: Updated: January 2012

2016 Subject Codes Updated: September 2015

2017 Secondary Tertiary Programmes: Updated: October 2016


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.

2018 School Name and Number Codes: Updated: October 2017

National Standards Reporting Specifications: Updated: October 2016

Achievement 2013-17 (ART) Reporting Specifications: Updated: October 2016

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