Announcement : 


An open morning will be held on Tursday 29 August 2024 9.15 a.m. to 10.15 a.m.

For the purpose of avoiding overcrowding at the school, the St Thomas’s School Board of Trustees will implement the following enrolment scheme effective from 1 January, 2001 until such time as the enrolment scheme is abandoned or amended. This scheme applies to children who are New Zealand citizens, or have New Zealand residency or who have a parent who is in New Zealand with a current work permit, and for whom a student permit has been obtained.

The Enrolment Scheme Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone shown on the attached map (a list of street names with numbers is listed under the School Zone section if required) shall be entitled to enrol at the school. The Board of Trustees will require proof of residential address.

Pre-enrolment of in-zone students

For administration purposes the Board of Trustees will request that a pre-enrolment form be completed.  Proof of a permanent in-zone address will be required along with a statutory declaration to this effect.


Notification of Enrolment Form (In-Zone)

A copy of the Vision and Hearing permission form, can be collected from the school office.


Out of Zone Enrolments

Applications for Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the board determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the different year levels for out-of-zone students. A ballot is held in October for students who wish to attend the following year. A second ballot may be held early in the following year.  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 children of board employees.

Sixth 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. Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

The out of zone ballot is now closed.

St Thomas’s School Board of Trustees