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: October 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 25.0)

The manual provides the roll return specifications for Student Management Systems (SMS) in schools. Please see the section on Key Changes (page 8) which outlines the changes to the most recent roll return specifications.

Roll Return Specification Manuals: Updated: November 2018 

e-Return SMS Design Specification:Updated: September 2012

Business Requirements for Electronic Sign-off for Roll Returns: Updated: October 2018 

This document has been included in the Roll Returns and e-Returns Specifications Manual 2019.

Test Scripts and Test Plan:Updated: November 2018

Data Sharing Approval 2019 Student Management Systems:Updated: October 2018

Country of Citizenship Codes: Updated: October 2015

Iwi Codes 2018 Updated: Feb-2018

Language Codes: Updated: January 2012

2016 Subject Codes Updated: September 2015

Current Secondary Tertiary Programme Codes Updated: October 2018


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.


2019 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: Updated: October 2018 

ART - Numbers, Names Needs: Updated: October 2016

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Education Data Requests
If you have any questions about education data then please contact us at:
Email: Requests EDK