In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, Russell Street School Board of Trustees have an enrolment scheme in place. Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone.
All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone enclosed by:
- The railway side of Tremaine Avenue between North and Ruahine streets,
- Ruahine Street (Hospital side) from Tremaine Avenue to Featherston Street,
- Featherston Street (Papaioea Park side) down to Albert Street,
- both sides of Albert Street from Featherston Street to Grey Street,
- the Aorangi Hospital side of Grey Street from Albert to Carroll Street,
- both sides of Carroll Street and diagonally across Featherston Street, and
- both sides of North Street.
Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.
Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the Board to assess the number of places that can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the Board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following term for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone and the dates when ballots will take place.
The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify the dates by which all 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 a former student.
- Fifth Priority: Will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees or children of Board members.
- Sixth Priority:Will be given to all other applicants.
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth 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 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.
- Guidelines for the development and operation of enrolment schemes (Ministry of Education)
- Pre-enrolment form
- Last reviewed March 2018