Konini Zone

Konini Zone Policy

KONINI PRIMARY SCHOOL
POLICY MANUAL
ENROLMENT SCHEME PROCEDURE
NAG 6
 
Entitlement and procedure to enrol at Konini School
 
Konini School has an enrolment policy in place to define criteria for enrolment. Admission to the school is dependent on where you live. Children who live in zone have an absolute right to attend the school. Enrolments for children who live in zone are accepted throughout the year. A copy of the zone map, together with a Ministry of Education description of the zone and a list of streets within our school zone, is available from the school and within this link.
 
Home Zone
 
Section 11D(1) of the Education Act 1989 provides that, subject to the provisions of that Act, a person who lives in the Home Zone of a school that has an enrolment scheme is entitled to enrol at any time at that school.
 
The Act distinguishes between pre-enrolment and enrolment. ‘Pre-enrolment' refers to the process of applying for entry to the school. ‘Enrolment' occurs when attendance at the school commences and the student is first marked as present on the school roll.
 
The onus is on the parent / guardian to provide evidence which will enable the school to judge whether the given address will be the child's usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction.
 
The school may actively collect information and make all necessary enquiries in its opinion to ensure that enrolment details contained in the application are accurate.
 
The school can not process a Home Zone enrolment application in advance on the basis of a signed tenancy or settlement agreement. The applicant must be resident at the enrolment address prior to making the application.
 
Konini School's Home Zone is defined as:
Starting at the intersection of Glengarry Road (179,172 and below included) and Autumn Ave head east to Glendale Road (117-125 and 112-126 included). Head south along the middle of Kaurilands Road (70 and above included) then west along the middle of Konini Road (1-87 included) and head west along Wirihana Road. Head west along Paewai Road; follow the boundary west along Konini School to Phillip Avenue and north to Glengarry Road, west back to the starting point.
 
All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.
 
Pre-Enrolment
 
Parents or Guardians who reside within the Home Zone whose intent is for their child to attend the school are requested to Pre-Enrol when the child is aged 3-4 years as it is helpful to have pre-enrolment details of the child to allow the school to forward plan for staffing and resourcing.
 
The school requires the following pre-enrolment information;
  • Childs full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Parent / Guardian names
  • Phone numbers
Enrolment Procedure
 
The enrolment procedure should be completed 6-8 weeks before the child starts school.
 
Konini School will arrange pre-school visits for the parent and children who are about to turn 5. Most children will visit twice and where possible visits will be to the class the child will be placed in. An adult or family member must stay with the child for the duration of these visits.
 
Moving out of the Home Zone between pre-enrolment and the commencement of attendance at Konini School
 
The address given at the time of application for pre-enrolment must be the child's usual place of residence and is intended to remain the usual place of residence when the school is open
for instruction. This means if you currently live at a Home Zone address but move to an out of Home Zone address before the child's first day of attendance at the school, the child will not be entitled to enrol at the school and the Board may withdraw any offer of a place made on the basis of the given address.
 
Moving out of the Home Zone after commencing at Konini School
 
Only a child who lives in the Home Zone is entitled to enrol at Konini School and because the Board has the statutory power to annul the enrolment in certain circumstances, all changes to the student's usual place of residence involving moving out of the Konini School zone, must be immediately notified to the Board in writing, along with an application seeking permission from the Board to remain at Konini School.
 
Please note that this should be made in advance of the change to the student's primary residence and/or that listed on the Statutory Declaration.
 
Enrolment based on false information or temporary residence
 
The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should be warned of the possible consequences of attempting to gain enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or false information or by making an in-zone living arrangement which is intended to be only temporary. Such as;
  • Renting accommodation in the Home Zone on a short term basis
  • Arranging temporary board in the Home Zone with a relative or family friend
  • Using the Home Zone address of a relative or friend as an ‘address of convenience' with no intention to live there on an on going basis
  • Using a Home Zone business address as an ‘address of convenience' with no intention to live there on an on going basis.
If the school learns that a child was not living at the Home Zone address given at the time of pre-enrolment, or the school has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary Home Zone residence has been used for the purpose of gaining enrolment at the school then the Board may review that enrolment. Unless the parents / guardians can provide satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the Board may annul the enrolment.
 
This course of action is provided for under Sections 110 and 110A of the Education Act 1989.
 
Out of Zone Enrolments
 
Each year the Board will determine if any out of Home Zone Pre-Enrolments and Enrolments will be made available and if so, the number of places that will 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 will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
 
Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority;
 
First Priority Special Programmes - This priority category is not applicable at Konini School because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.
 
Second Priority Third Priority Fourth Priority
will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students. will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students. will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees.
 
Fifth Priority will be given to other applicants.
 
Applicants seeking Second or Third Priority status may be required to provide proof of a sibling relationship.
 
If there are more applicants in the priority groups than there are places available, selection will be by 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.
 
 
Reviewer _____________________
Chairperson _____________________
 
Date ratified: 19 March 2013
Date last amended:
SchP/AdminMedPol
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  Map of Konini Zone

 
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Streets in our Zone

Annison Avenue

Autumn Avenue

Coey Place

Easter Parade

Foothills Lane

Glendale Road (117-125 and 112-126 included)

Glengarry Road (179, 172 and below included)

John Webster Place

Karapiti Place

Kashmir Road

Kaurimu Rise

Kaurilands Road (70 and above, even numbers only)

Konini Road (1-87 odd only)

Kotinga Avenue

Longfellow Parade

Marianna Place

Matama Road

Nandana Drive

Onedin Place

Oratia Drive

Paewai Road

Phillip Avenue

Pitcher Place

Puketitiro Avenue

Selwyn Avenue

Shah Place

Shetland Place

Sonnenburg Way

Stallard Place

Surat Place

Tagor Street

Withers Road

Wirihana Road

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