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.
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 September for students who wish to attend the following year and a second ballot is held in March for students who wish to attend from Term Two onwards. 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 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 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. 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.
For further information regarding Out of Zone applications and application forms contact the school office:
Or visit 113 Allum Street, Kohimarama,
Application for Out of Zone places must be submitted on the application form available from the St Thomas’s School Office