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.

Karaka School
Out of Zone Enrolments 2025

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:

Karaka School will have a limited number of out of zone places available for 2025 across the school..

Applications close – Tuesday 15th October 2024

Ballot Date – Wednesday 23rd October 2024

We are accepting out of zone application’s for 2025 for those who fall into the Priority 2-5 categories. We have a limited number of spaces for Priority 6 students by ballot. See details below:

  • 2025 Year 1 – 2 spaces
  • 2025 Year 2 – 2 spaces
  • 2025 Year 3 – 9 spaces
  • 2025 Year 4 – 3 spaces

There are no spaces available in Years 5 – 8 at this time. Spaces in Year 7 and 8 are reviewed each term and changes to out of zone enrolment for these year levels will be updated to reflect this throughout the year.

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available (as outlined above) students will be selected by ballot.

Prospectus’ 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

If you 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 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 in our newsletter and on our Website. 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.

Applicants seeking second, third or fourth priority status will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.