Enrolment Scheme


The following enrolment scheme is designed to ensure overcrowding of the facilities at the school does not occur.  It has been prepared following the guidelines outlined in the Ministry of Education document “Guidelines for the Development and Operation of Enrolment Schemes” and is in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act 1989.

Home Zone

All children who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

This includes children who live within the area enclosed by:

  • both sides of SH2 North of Featherston from Murphy’s Line to Fire Number 2034.
  • a line from FN 2034 on SH2 to the SH3/Te Maire Road intersection (butting the Greytown School home zone).
  • a line from the SH2/Te Maire Road intersection to the Bicknells Road/No 1 line intersection.
  • a line from the Bicknells Road/No 1 Line intersection to Lake Domain Road (including South Featherston Road, Ashby’s Line and the South End of Murphy’s Line).
  • Lake Domain Road/Soldiers Settlement/Longwood Road West/Viles Road to Murphy’s Line.
  • Murphy’s Line from Longwood Road intersection to SH2.

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.  The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.  The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.  This allocation will be reviewed on a term by term basis.


Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order:

First Priority

This priority category is not applicable because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.

Second Priority

Will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority

Will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students (or are themselves past pupils.

Fourth Priority

Will be given to applicants who are children of staff.

Fifth Priority

Will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.  Parents will be informed of the day of any ballot by notice in a daily newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.