Out of Zone Enrolments
Out of Zone Enrolment procedure:
- Parents complete a ballot form (available from the office) and hand it in, or email, it to the school office by the application closing date.
- On the ballot date, the ballot is drawn under the supervision of a Justice of the Peace, a practising lawyer, a sworn member of the Police or a local Government returning officer.
- The names are pulled out of the ballot and a waiting list is created if there are more names on the ballot than spaces available. The waiting list expires when the next ballot is held.
- Successful families are advised by email and asked to confirm acceptance (within 14 days) in writing of the place offered.
- Unsuccessful families are advised by email and placed on a waiting list in the number they are drawn from the ballot.
- If successful families decline the space or do not respond within 14 days, the place is offered to the first/next family on the waiting list.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following priority:
- *First priority* must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school & approved by the Secretary of Education. Our school has no such programme.
- *Second priority *must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
- *Third priority *must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students
- *Fourth priority* must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
- *Fifth priority* must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
- *Sixth priority* must be given to all other applicants.
Must be one calendar month between advertisement and the closing date for applications.
Term one dates are set by the Ministry of Education.
- To allow students to settle quickly to school
- Evidence shows that starting school alongside others can help foster relationships and supports smoother entry to school
- Less disruption for class teachers as they can plan for groups of students doing both school visits and starting school
- Allow for easier planning of staffing requirements
- Allow for a more beneficial jump start programme
- Easier report tracking.
Cohort Entry Dates for 2022
Your child MUST be 5 years old before the cohort entry point. For example, if your child turns 5 on January 31, 2022, then they will be able to start school at Cohort Entry 1. If your child was to turn 5 on the 5th of February 2022 they would need to start school at Cohort Entry 2. Students will have pre-entry visits before they officially start school. These will be coordinated through the office.
- Cohort Entry 1: Tuesday 1 February, (Term 1) Beginning
- Cohort Entry 2: Monday 14 March, (Term 1) Mid-point
- Cohort Entry 3: Monday 2 May, (Term 2) Beginning
- Cohort Entry 4: Tuesday 7 June, (Term 2) Mid-point
- Cohort Entry 5: Monday 25 July, (Term 3) Beginning
- Cohort Entry 6: Monday 29 August, (Term 3) Mid-point
- Cohort Entry 7: Monday 17 October, (Term 4) Beginning
- Cohort Entry 8: Monday 21 November, (Term 4) Mid-point