Maungatapere School Enrolment Scheme

Our enrolment scheme has been adopted to meet the provisions of section 11A of the Education Amendment Act 2000.

Home Zone

All children, other than Fee Paying International Students, whose usual place of residence is within the geographic area defined below are entitled to enrol at Maungatapere School.

Out of Zone Enrolments

The board has determined that the following places are likely to be available for out of zone students next year.  The exact number of places will depend on the number of enrolments received from students who live within the school's home zone:

10 Siblings and New Entrants - The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 10 October 2016.  

Parents of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.

Click here to download an Out of Zone Application Form

Each year the board determines 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 specify a date by which all applications must be received and the date the ballot will be held.  These ballots will normally take place by the end of October, for children to start in the following year.

You are welcome to lodge your application for an out of zone enrolment at any time.  Your application will be retained and included in the next ballot.

Applications for out of zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority, as required by the Education Act;

First Priority will be given to students who are applying for a place in a special programme run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education (not applicable for our school).

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 applicants who are children of board employees.

Fifth 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 a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.  If there are more places available than there are applicants, a ballot will not be necessary and those applying will be accepted onto the school roll.

Caregivers will be informed of the outcome of each ballot within 5 working days of the advertised date.

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