Auroa School Enrolment Scheme

OUt of Zone vacancies

Vacancies are advertised between Week 3 and 8 of the term prior to students starting

Out of zone students accepted will start the following term

Enrolment scheme

To avoid overcrowding Auroa School has been instructed to implement an enrolment scheme. The scope of the scheme is outlined below. The scheme is governed in terms of Section 11PA of the Education Act 1989 by the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education.

The school accepts out of zone students at the beginning of each term. Advertisements for out of zone students will be advertised by week 5 of each term, and a decision made by week 8. Families will be notified by the Friday of week 9 for each term, indicating their child can enrol in the following term.

In addition, in Term 2 the school will advertise for OOZ students in week 1, with applications closing on June the 1st.

Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below (located on the school website) shall be entitled to enrol at the school, without having to apply. Those outside this area will need to fill out an Out of Zone application form when enrolling their children.

All properties with direct access to the following roads and/or specified portions of roads are in zone. Both sides of roads are in zone unless otherwise stated.

  • Starting at the bottom of Lower Glenn Road then up Lower Glenn Road to State Highway 45.

  • From State Highway 45 into Upper Glen Road.

  • The eastern zone boundary extends along Upper Glenn Road until its intersection with Skeet Road in the north.

  • The zone boundary then extends roughly east along Skeet Road until its intersection with Rowan Road and along Rowan Road until its intersection with Eltham Road to the north.

  • The zone boundary then extends roughly west along Eltham Road until its intersection with Mangawhero Road.

  • In the north, zone is bounded by Opunake Road between its intersection with Mangawhero Road to the east and Wiremu Road to the west and Wiremu Road between its intersections with Opunake to the east and Kiri Road to the west.

  • The parts of Kiri Road, Oeo Road, Auroa Road and Mangawhero Road north of Wiremu and Opunake Road form part of the northern boundary.

  • In the west, the zone boundary extends along Kiri Road from its intersection with Wiremu Road in the north to its intersection with Eltham Road in the south.

  • The zone boundary then extends roughly east along the centre linked of Eltham Road until its intersection with Patiki Road.

  • The zone boundary extends along Patiki Road until its intersection with South Road (State highway 45). Hone Road and Titahi Road are also in zone.

  • The boundary then extends into and includes Puketapu Road. The loops back into Lower Glen Road following the coastline.

Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.

Below is a diagram of our enrolment zone.


Each year, applications for enrolments in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date in Term 4, 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 term the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following term for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. 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 which all applications must be received.

In a situation where there may be more applicants applying for enrolment than there have been positions advertised, applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority will be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school.

Second Priority will be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.

Third Priority will be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school.

Fourth Priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority will 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 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 11 G (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.

Students who have not been chosen through ballot will be placed on a waiting list, and notified when a position becomes available.