In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the board of Te Waka Unua has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education.
Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone.
The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989.
Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, this may be viewed at the school office or on the school website, where copies of the scheme are also available.
The board has determined that 20 places may be available for out of zone students during the remainder of this year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school's home zone.
The school operates an approved special programme for Māori Medium Education and expects that there will be about 20 places available in the programme for out of zone students next year.
Over the next year there will be four enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from 28th August, 2017 to 22nd December, 2017.
For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 25th August, 2017.
Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the remainder of the year should notify the school by 25th August to assist the school to plan appropriately for the remainder of the school year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school. Applications can be made by contacting the school office.
Applications from out of zone students will be processed in the following order of priority:
First priority must be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school: Te Whānau Puawai of Ngākaunui (Māori Medium Programme)
Second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school:
Third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school:
Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school:
Fifth priority must 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 must be given to all other applicants
If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot except in the case of the special programme, where the individual programme entry criteria apply. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on 28th August, 2017. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
Details relating to the second enrolment period are as follows.
Length of enrolment period: from 31st January, 2018 to 13th April, 2018. (TERM 1, 2018)
Deadline for receipt of applications: 15th November, 2017 (WEEK 5, TERM 4, 2017)
Date of ballot: 20th November, 2017