Home Zone Enrolments
Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below.
“The scheme boundary commences at a point on the coast directly opposite Watchmans Rock then travels west to 1931 Tairua Road. From that point travels south in a direct line past the upper reaches of the Wharekawa River. Then take a direct line east to 609 Tairua Road. From there take a direct line to the edge of the Whangamata harbour following the coast, northwards past Onemana beach and Opoutere harbours to where the boundary commenced opposite Watchmans Rock.”
The enrolment zone follows the same boundaries as the Transport Entitlement Zone for Opoutere School. (Both sides of all roads included unless otherwise stated).
The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.
2021 Out of Zone Enrolments
The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Ōpoutere School for the remainder of the year. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available here.
Applications are to be made by contacting the school office on 8659077 or alternatively by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting an enrolment form. The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Friday 4th June 2021.
The board has determined that five New Entrant places are available for out-of-zone students for the remainder of the year.
Parents of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.
Applications from out-of-zone students will be processed in the following order of priority:
a) First Priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in a special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary of Education*.
* This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Ministry of Education.
b) Second Priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school
c) Third Priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a former student of the school.
d) Fourth Priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
e) 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.
f) Sixth Priority must be given to all other applicants.
If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot, as spaces become available, supervised by a Justice of the Peace, a Practicing Lawyer or a Police Officer in accordance under Section 11G (1) of the Education Act 1989.