Enrolment Information

Thorndon School (3040)

 

ENROLMENT SCHEME

 HOME ZONE

 

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

In a clockwise direction:

 

  • The eastern boundary is the sea, directly across from 176-186 Hutt Road and the motorway, south to the point where the sea is directly across from the intersection of Customhouse Quay and Waterloo Quay, which is also at the eastern end of Whitmore Street.  

 

  • The boundary is north-west along Whitmore Street and west along Bowen Street until its intersection with Glenmore Street and Tinakori Road. The boundary includes Glenmore Street until the intersection with Garden Road. Garden Road addresses are not in zone.

 

  • The boundary is then north along the Tinakori town belt, including Wadestown Road until its intersection with Sefton Street. The boundary follows along Sefton Street and Barnard Street and then across to Kaiwharawhara Road/Ngaio Gorge Road at a point south of the lower end of Old Porirua Road.

 

  • From the point on Kaiwharawhara Road/Ngaio Gorge Road the boundary is a line to Kaiwharawhara Park such that Cameron Street and all streets off Cameron Street are in zone. The boundary follows the south and east edges of Kaiwharawhara Park and includes Rangiora Avenue addresses and then connects to the sea again (at the starting point).

 

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone 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 may 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

Each year the Board will determine the number of places, if any, which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. If there are places, 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 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 former students.

 

Fifth priority                  will be given to applicants who are 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 or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Trustees

 

Ministry of Education

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