NGONGOTAHA SCHOOL (1852)
Effective from 29th January 2018
The guidelines for development and operating of enrolment schemes are issued under section 11G (3) of the Education Act 1989 for the purpose of describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised.
All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
Starting at 48 Waikuta Road, follow the lake edge northwards to the north-east corner of 406 Hamurana Road (SH36). From here, travel inland capturing even-numbered properties between 412 and 438 Hamurana Road, to the intersection of Hamurana and Tauranga Direct Roads.
Travel north-west along Tauranga Direct Road to the southern boundary of 137 Tauranga Direct Road. 137 Tauranga Direct Road is excluded from the zone.
From the southern boundary of 137 Tauranga Direct Road travel west to the intersection of Jackson, Central and Sharp Roads. All addresses on Sharp Road, and addresses from number 1 to 214 Central Road are included in the zone. Addresses on Jackson Road are excluded from the zone.
The zone travels west from the intersection of Jackson, Central and Sharp Roads capturing all addresses on Anderson Road and Oturoa Road, to number 1089 Oturoa Road. Addresses on Scott Douglas Drive are excluded from the zone.
From 1089 Oturoa Road, the travel south to 948 State Highway Five, then east along State Highway Five to capture even-numbered addresses from 948 to 870 State Highway Five. At 870 State Highway Five, cross the road to capture 839 State Highway Five, and travel south-east to the railway line where it meets the western edge of 63 Burnsdale Drive.
Travel south along the railway to capture 432 and 432A, B and C Dansey Road, then cross Dansey Road to capture 379 Dansey Road. Continue south to capture 801 Paradise Valley Road, and then further south to 715 Paradise Valley Road.
At 715 Paradise Valley Road cross the road to capture 728 Paradise Valley Road, then travel north-east over Mount Ngongotaha (excluding addresses on Mountain Road), to 451 Ngongotaha Road.
At 451 Ngongotaha Road, cross the road, capturing addresses to 508 Ngongotaha Road, and continue east across the railway to the boundary of 250 Parawai Road, and then further east to the lake front.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the Ngongotaha School Board of Trustees will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year 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 there will be a specific date by which all applications must be received.
The school operates the following special programme:
- Rumaki - Immersion Te Reo Maori classes, Year 1 to Year 6
Students who live within the school’s home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the special programme will be enrolled ahead of out of zone students.
The criteria for acceptance into the programme are as follows:
- Attendance at kohanga reo previous to attending school
- Parent request for this education for their child
- Attendance in rumaki education at previous schools, if not first time enrolments
Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:
- First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.
- Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
- Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
- 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 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 ballot conducted in accordance with instructions 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.