Child details and P.O. Box numbers in ELI

When entering a child’s details into ELI Web or a Student Management System (SMS), please ensure the child’s full names are entered as printed in their identification documentation. This helps improve the accuracy of information stored in ELI.

In the coming months, changes to ELI Web and all SMSs will prevent the use of P.O. Box numbers in the Primary Address field. You will need to enter a valid residential address for each child. Your SMS Provider will inform you when this change will be released in your SMS. This change is designed to improve the accuracy of data in ELI.

The accuracy of ELI data assists the transition of children moving between services and when children start school. Improved accuracy also enhances Ministry forecasting and policy design.