WHENUAKITE SCHOOL (#2088)
Enrolment Scheme Description
The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under section 11G (3) of the Education Act 1989 for the purpose of describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised.
All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.
The scheme would start at Whenuakite School, and run south down Tairua – Whitianga Road (includes both sides of the road) until Paul Road (to include Paul road). At the intersection of Paul Road, the zone would run east to the coast (not to include Sailors Grave road).
The Zone would then follow the coastline all the way to the ferry landing at Cooks Beach, where it would then be a straight line from Cooks Beach ferry landing to number 1459 Tairua – Whitianga Road (to include Hepburn Road).
The zone would then run south along Tairua – Whitianga Road from 1459 Tairua Whitianga Road until the beginning of the zone at Whenuakite School.
(Both sides of the road are included unless otherwise stated).
This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a Special programme approved by the Secretary.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the Board of Trustees 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 and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:
First Priority This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.
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.
Fourth Priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
Fifth Priority will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
Sixth 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 by the Secretary. Under Section 11G (1) on 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.
Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.