Enrolment

Enrolment

The purpose of the enrolment scheme is:

a) to avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding at the school;

b) to ensure that the selection of applicants for enrolment at the school is carried out in a fair and transparent manner, and

c) to enable the Secretary to make the best use of existing networks of State schools.

  1. Glendowie School will provide a full primary school education (years 1-8) for the children of the local community. The enrolment scheme defines this community by designating a geographical zone and for the children living in this zone, this school is deemed to be reasonably convenient.
  1. The Board of Trustees will accept all pupils who apply for enrolment who are resident within the school zone.
  1. Glendowie Primary School operates a special programme for Montessori. For the criteria for enrolment please see the attached.

This enrolment scheme will remain in operation unless directed by the Secretary of Education who is able to give instruction to amend or abandon the scheme.

Under Section (11PA) of the Education Act, the Board will review the enrolment scheme before the 1st May each year.

All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

Commencing to the east fixed by extending a straight line from and including 234 on one side and 327 on the other side of Riddell Road to the sea called the northeast boundary point and then running south along the coast line, bordering Tahuna Torea and down to Tahaki Road.

The zone would then run along both sides of West Tamaki Road as far as the intersection of West Tamaki Road and Taniwha Street, including 250 and greater and 227 and greater.

The zone then proceeds northwest to the corner of Mt. Taylor Drive and Crossfield Road, then southwest to include all of Esperance Road. From Esperance Road the zone progresses through to Modena Crescent, Emerson Street and Florida Place, including Ashby Avenue numbers 52-60 and 59-67 only.

The Zone proceeds east along Mt. Taylor Drive, turning left along Wendover Road (down to 51 and 52 inclusive) to the corner of Monterey Street. It will include Monterey Street, Pembroke Crescent and Granada Place. Back along Mt. Taylor Drive, turn left into Crossfield Road, then west along Riddell Road down to number 52 and 77, including Bryant Place.

Off Riddell Road, go north along Rochdale Ave, then turn northwest into Chesterfield Ave. including 23-33 and 28-34. Continue northeast along Robley Crescent, then left into Whitehaven Road. Proceed north along Forfar Road (all of), then east into Chelmsford Ave, until it meets Riddell Road where it will finish at 234 and 327.

All streets within this boundary are part of the Glendowie Primary Geographic Zone.

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.

The school operates the following special programme: MONTESSORI

Students who live within the school’s home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the special programme will be enrolled ahead of out-of-zone students.

View the Montessori page for further information.

Parents/Caregivers may request an application for enrolment form from the school office. A requirement for enrolment is that the student will live in zone at the time of starting at Glendowie School. The expectation is that they will continue to remain in zone during their time at Glendowie School.

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: will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education: Montessori programme.

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 a 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 date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second, third or fourth priority will be required to give proof of the relationship under the priority classification.

Schedule A (For any families who were in zone during 2004 and whose street was then excluded from the new 2005 Enrolment Scheme).

The properties described in Schedule A shall be deemed to form part of the home zone, provided a child residing at that address has a sibling who attended the school in 2004, and a sibling currently attends the school. When the family living in the address in 2004 ceases residing at that address, the property shall cease to be part of the home zone.

Under the new funding for schools it has become increasingly necessary to have voluntary contributions or donations.

These funds are used to provide essential teaching equipment, resources and additional learning programmes for our pupils.

In 2014, the Board of Trustees have set the following annual rates for our school voluntary donations.

Each year the school will send letters to parents requesting voluntary donations. Please note that these donations are tax deductible.

  • One Child: $400 p/a
  • Two Children: $740 p/a
  • Three Children: $950 p/a
  • Four Children: $1,150 p/a

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