Enrolment Zone Information

KIWITAHI SCHOOL (1780) 

Enrolment Scheme

The development and operation of enrolment schemes is undertaken under authority granted under  Schedule 20 of the Education and Training Act 2020, which describes the basis on which the Secretary’s  powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised. 

Home Zone 

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

Starting at the intersection of Maungatapu Road and Kereone Road (the zone does not  include Kereone Road addresses west of Maungatapu Road), the zone travels east, including only even-numbered addresses on the southern side of Kereone Road, as far  as the intersection of Settlement, Kareone, and Maungakawa Road. Cussen Road,  Pakarau Road, and Maungakawa Road are not included in zone. 

From the Settlement, Kareone, and Maungakawa Road intersection the zone extends  south to include all of Settlement Road, to the intersection of Settlement and  Hutchinson Roads, and extends east as far as 617 Hutchinson Road (Pakarau Road is  not in zone), and extends southeast to include all addresses on Milliken Road and  Milliken Side Road are included in zone. 

The zone continues southeast to the intersection of Morrinsville-Walton Road and  Milliken Road. The zone travels east and includes 1735 Morrinsville-Walton Road (but  not Morrinsville-Walton Road addresses above 1735). South of this point the zone  includes all Paratu Road, Paratu West Road and Paku Road. Addresses on Piakonui  Road are not included in zone. 

From the Paratu Road and Piakonui Road intersection the zone travels directly west to  cross Waterworks Road north of (and not including) 622 Waterworks Road. The zone  extends west, including Washbourne Road, Waikuku Road, Chepmell Road, Haynes  Road and Wairama Road, to the Bell Road, Scotsman Valley Road and Starkey Road  intersection. 

Bell Road and Starkey Road are included in the zone. Scotsman Valley Road is not  included in zone. 

From the intersection of Starkey Road and Tahuroa Road the zone extends west down  Tahuroa Road ends at 837 Tahuroa Road (addressed below 837 Tahuroa Road are  not included in the zone). Heading northeast, the zone extends to the intersection of  Tahuroa Road and Morrinsvile-Walton Road. Addresses below 536 Morrinsville-Walton  Road are not included in the zone. Rukumoana Road is not in zone. 

The zone travels east to include Kiwitahi Railway Road addresses above 277 (but not not Kiwitahi Railway Road addresses below 277). From 277 Kiwitahi Railway Road the  zone extends north to the intersection of Maungatapu Road and Kereone Road, where  the zone began. 

Note: Both sides of all streets and roads included in the above description are included unless otherwise  stated. 

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date  which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This  will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live  outside the home zone. 

Additional Entitlement to Enrol 

This provision has been approved under Section 75 1 (b) of the Education and Training Act 2020. 

For families of currently enrolled students whose addresses become out of zone as a result of this newly  implemented Enrolment Scheme. 

Section 75 of the Education and Training Act 2020 states that; 

“the Secretary may authorise an enrolment scheme to permit a student to enrol at the school as if the student  lived in the home zone of the school if, – 

(b) in the case of a new enrolment scheme, the student— 

  1. lives outside of the home zone of the new enrolment scheme; and  
  2. has a sibling who is enrolled at the school at the time that the new enrolment scheme is implemented.  

If applying for enrolment under this part of the Enrolment Scheme, the sibling’s name and evidence of a  sibling relationship may be required by the school. 

Section 75 of the Education and Training Act 2020 sets out the definition of a “sibling” for these purposes. 

The school will maintain a list of students enrolled at the time of the implementation of the enrolment scheme  change by the Board in order to enable determination of eligibility to enrol under this provision. 

Note: That this is a very tightly defined definition. It would not apply to siblings of former students not enrolled  at the school on the day the zone is implemented.  

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. 

Applications for enrolment 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, fifth or sixth 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 Schedule 20, Clause 3 (1) of the Education and Training Act 2020. Parents will be 

informed of the date of any ballot by public notice in a medium appropriate to the area served by the  school. 

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