This enrolment section is intended to provide you with much of the information you may require for considering and enrolling in Karaka School whether you are in zone or out of zone.
Out of Zone Enrolments 2024
Enrolment at Karaka School is governed by an enrolment scheme. Details of school zone and enrolment policy priorities are available from the school office, or on the website: www.karaka.school.nz.
Karaka School will have a limited number of out of zone places available for 2024 across the school including in our intermediate area.
Applications close – Wednesday 11th October 2023
If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.
Ballot Date (if necessary) – Wednesday 18th October 2023
The Board of Trustees resolved on 12th June to not hold an out of zone ballot this year due to advice from the Ministry about future in zone roll growth.
We are accepting applications for 2024 only for those who fall into the Priority 2-5 categories unless directed otherwise from the Ministry of Education.
Prospectus and Enrolment Application Forms are available from the school office Ph 09 2948166
School visits, or any questions you may have, are welcome. If you would like to view the school before enrolling please contact us to arrange a time. You can reach us by phone 09 2948166 or email us on email@example.com.
If have decided you would like to enrol (in zone or out of zone), please complete the enrolment form online and submit to Karaka School with all of the necessary documentation required.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the 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 will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
Applications for out of zone enrolment will now 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. (Not applicable to Karaka School)
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 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, third or fourth priority status will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.