We will be holding Out of Zone Enrolment ballots twice a year in September (October for 2021 due to Level 4 Lockdown) and March. If you are interested in putting your name down for one of our ballots, you can do so by completing our online Enrolment form (link below) or contacting our school office at any time during the school day.
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 either electronically via local social media sites or 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 via the electronic application form above or via a hard copy form available from the St Thomas’s School Office.