Enrollment Information

ENROLLING YOUR CHILD

This page contains information about enrolling your child and our enrolment scheme. Please contact the principal, Andy Hayward (867 5073 principal@gisbornecentral.school.nz) if you have any queries.

We do accept enrolments from students living outside of our zone as space allows.

* New Entrants - four year olds turning 5 Please contact the school office for an Enrolment Pack and information on the Little Acorns programme

* Students who are already at school You will need to make an appointment to meet with Andy Hayward, the principal 06-867 5073 principal@gisbornecentral.school.nz .

Gisborne Central School – Enrolment Scheme

In accordance with Section 11A of the Education Act 1989 the Gisborne Central School Board of Trustees has deemed that the establishment of an Enrolment Scheme is necessary to avoid overcrowding at Gisborne Central School. The scheme came into effect on 21 July 2011.

The purposes of an enrolment scheme, as set out in Section 11A of the Education Act are:

  1. To avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding at the school; and
  2. To ensure the selection of applicants for enrolment is carried out in a fair and transparent manner; and
  3. To enable the Secretary to make best use of existing networks of State schools.

In achieving its purpose, this enrolment scheme will, as far as possible, ensure that:

a) The scheme does not exclude local students; and

b) No more students are excluded from the school than is necessary to avoid overcrowding.

The Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone as described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

The zone is the area bounded by those properties that have direct access to the following roads:

Waimata River to Hinaki Street, Hinaki Street, Rutene Road (from Hinaki St to Ormond Rd bridge), Waimata River then Taruheru River (Ormond Rd bridge to Peel Street bridge), Palmerston Road, Roebuck Road, Wi Pere St, Ormond Road, Mangapapa Road, Oswald St, Massey Rd, Valley Rd, Dryden Street, Shelley Rd, take a line from the end of Shelley Rd to Goodwin Road and Riverside Road, take a line directly to the Waimata River.

The zone has been determined to ensure that the board can manage potential over-crowding as per the requirements of section 11 of the Education Act 1989. It does not recognize historical catchments, which in this case have always over lapped with other schools. Proof of residence within the zone will be required.

Out of Zone Enrolments

At the beginning and at the midway point of each year, and at other times as deemed necessary, the Board will determine the number of places that are likely to be available in the following two terms, or other periods of time, for the enrolment of students who live outside the zone. The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area serviced by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and specify a date which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority.

First Priority: first priority must be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school (no programme exists at Gisborne Central School):

Second Priority: second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school:

Third Priority: third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school:

Fourth Priority: fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school:

Fifth Priority: 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: sixth priority must 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.

Gisborne Central School Board of Trustees