All students who live within the home zone shall be entitled to enrol at the school. To enrol in our school please come into the office to collect an application pack, or enrol online by clicking the link above.
Proof of residence in the home zone will be required. *Please note that enrolment may be annulled if based on false information or temporary residence*
Out of Zone Enrolments
All students who live within the home zone shall be entitled to enrol at the school. To enrol in our school please come into the office to collect an application pack.
Proof of residence in the home zone will be required. *Please note that enrolment may be annulled if based on false information or temporary residence*.
Each year the board will determine the number of places that 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 & will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
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.
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 a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary for Education under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.
Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.
The Board reserves the right to decide if there are spaces available and if so, how many spaces are available at any particular year level. This information will be advertised in the school newsletter and local newspaper approximately one month in advance of the ballot.
Out of Zone Enrolment Dates
Must be one calendar month between advertisement and the closing date for applications.
Term one dates are set by the Ministry of Education.
Why cohort entry:
- 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.
What does cohort entry
Children will start school with Cohort entry at the start of term or midterm closest to their 5 birthday, or the beginning of a later term (decided by school policy). NOTE: The precise mid-term dates for each term are set by the ministry and published in the gazette and Ministry of Education website.
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