Taradale Primary Enrolment Scheme


Purposes and Principles:


             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 best use of existing    
                         networks of State schools.


In achieving its purpose, an enrolment scheme must, as far as possible,ensure that: 

            A:      the scheme does not exclude local students: and

            B:      no more students are excluded from the school than is
                      necessary to avoid overcrowding.
Home Zone Enrolments 

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

The proposed Taradale Primary School Enrolment Zone as from 1 January 2010 will be bounded by and include properties:

  • From the corner of Puketapu Road and Springfield Road overland to the area north of O’Dowd Road (the area including both sides of O’Dowd Road and south to EIT is now excluded from the revised ‘home zone’);

  • Along Gloucester Street north through the Taradale Shopping Centre;

  • Along Gloucester Street to the Avondale Road roundabout (Taradale Clock-tower);

  • Along Avondale Road to Balmoral Street leading to the entrance to Knightsbridge and then continuing around the southern boundary of the Knightsbridge Sub-division to Church Road (all of Knightsbridge is now excluded from the revised ‘home zone’;

  • Church Road north to Tironui Drive then cutting across ‘The Mission’ andthen;

  • Overland to the corner of Puketapu Road and Springfield Road.

Note: All roads and streets within this revised boundary are considered to be within the Taradale Primary School ‘home zone’.
Proof of residence within the reduced ‘home zone’ will be required.

Areas formerly in the Home Zone as below are now Outside the Home Zone:
Poraiti, Fryers Road, Oaklands / Citrus Grove, Auckland Road to Wharerangi Road, Mission Road, Avondale Road (from Balmoral Street to the Avenue Road roundabout), Church Road (to the Puketitiri Road roundabout), all of Knightsbridge and O’Dowd Road south.
Current student addresses in the above excluded areas shall be deemed to be in zone but only for as long as they contain children who, at the time of enrolment, are current students or are siblings of current students.

Click here to view the Home Zone Map

Out of Zone Enrolments 

At the beginning of each year, if places are available, the Board reserves the right to hold a special ballot for a limited number of places in certain year groups for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.

At the midway point of 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 and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

 Click here of Out of Zone Enrolment Application

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority.

First Priority         This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.
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. 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.

Jude Minor

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