Enrolment

​For the purpose of avoiding overcrowding at the school, the St Thomas’s School Board of Trustees will implement the following enrolment scheme effective from 1 January, 2001 until such time as the enrolment scheme is abandoned or amended.

This scheme applies to children who are New Zealand citizens, or have New Zealand residency or who have a parent who is in New Zealand with a current work permit, and for whom a student permit has been obtained.

The Enrolment Scheme

Home Zone
All students who live within the home zone shown on the attached map (also attached is a list of street names with numbers where required) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
The Board of Trustees will require proof of residential address.

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 by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.   The notice will indicate how applications must be received.

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

First Priority
This priority category is not applicable at this school because  the school does not run a special  programme approved by the Secretary.

Second Priority
Will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority
Will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority
Will be given to applicants who are children of former students.

Fifth priority 
Will be given to applicants who are children of board employees.

Sixth priority 
Will 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.

Pre-enrolment of in-zone students
For administration purposes the Board of Trustees will request that a pre-enrolment form be completed.  Proof of a permanent in-zone address will be required along with a statutory declaration to this effect.