Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome, and thank you for considering Ōtūmoetai Primary as the school for your child(ren).
Below you will find information about the enrolment scheme, school zone and application forms.
Please don't hesitate to call in, or to call the office for further information or to arrange a meeting to discuss enrolling at our school.
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The growth that has occurred at our school has placed significant pressures on the school’s site and facilities. Overcrowding is something that we are likely to experience and the Ministry of Education and the Board of Trustees realise that steps must be taken to ensure that this situation does not occur. The Board and the MOE have established an agreed enrolment scheme which will give the school more control over its rate of growth and ensure the right of entry to parents and children who live within the school’s identified home zone.
This enrolment scheme meets the Purposes and Principles found in Section 11A of the Education Act 1989. These read as follows:
(a) To avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding. The scheme will meet the Purposes and Principles found in Section 11A of the Education Act 1989. These read as follows:
(b) To ensure that the selection of applicants for enrolment is fair and transparent
(c) To enable the Secretary of Education to make the best use of existing networks of State schools and to ensure that, as far as possible:
(a) the scheme does not exclude local students
(b) no more students are excluded than necessary to avoid overcrowding
Children who are currently enrolled but are living outside the zone will still have the right to continue attending Otumoetai Primary School.
All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the map shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
Otumoetai Road from Norton St in the North to Bellevue Road in the south including:
Hazel Tce, Hinewa Rd to, and including Lemon Grove Ave and Whitaker St; Ridge St, Bennett St, Keilor Rd, Fairmont Tce, Glenn Tce, Vale St West, Maungawhare Pl, Dysart Pl, Lydbrook Pl, Sherweood St, Littlejohn Drive, Chestnut Way, Hazelnut Way, Mulberry Ln, Crombie St, Seymour Pl, Oriana Cr. Grange Road to, and including Hillcrest Road, Pamela Place, Apollo St;
Darraghs Rd, Wiremu St, Waikareao Way, Fern Way, Ferndown Cl. Stoddart Pl.
Brookfield Tce, Highmore Pl, Lynwood Pl, Highfield Cr, Glenfield Pl, Russell Pl, Jacaranda Cl.
Bellevue Rd to Waihi Rd, Kingswood Rd, , Grosmont Tce, Lorna Pl, Bristol Ave, Woodford Ave, Clifton Tce, Filton Ave, Beaufort Ave, Winiata St, Te Koari Drive, Matawha Way, Novella Pl, Sharyn Pl, Sutherland Rd to Pukeho Ln, Tekoah Pl.
Bellevue Rd to Windsor Rd, Warwick Pl, Jefferson Pl, The Drive, Regent St, Upland St.
Windsor Rd to Anne Rd (odd numbers), Canberra Pl, Carlton St including Matilda Way, Worsley Way and Emily Place
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.
Out of Zone Enrolments
The Board has undertaken to ensure the enrolment of all children who have siblings currently at school. This “grandparenting” clause will mean that individual family members are not separated as a result of the school zone, and will be considered “in zone” until their youngest child starts school.
Each year we 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 zone and come under Priorities 3, 4, 5, & 6. The Board will publish this information in the school newsletter, the school Facebook page, and the calendar on the school website.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
First priority: will be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school. Our school has no such programme.
Second Priority: will be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school. (see “Grandparenting” above)
Third Priority: will be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school:
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
Out of zone enrolments must identify which of the six priority groups that they are applying under. Available places are allocated to priority groups in the order that they are listed above (Refer “grandparenting” above). If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth and 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 the ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school and the school newsletter, the school Facebook page and the school website
Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of sibling relationship.
Please download the enrolment form and return to the office.