Arakura School Proposed Enrolment Scheme

Closes 26 Jul 2024

Opened 30 May 2024


The Ministry of Education is currently working with the Board of Arakura School to establish a new enrolment scheme.

The purpose of an enrolment scheme is to assist the school board to manage the risk of overcrowding, provide a fair and transparent process for enrolment and to ensure we are making the best use of schooling facilities across the network of local schools. Click here for the purpose and principles of an enrolment scheme.

If overcrowding occurs or is likely to occur at a State school, the Ministry of Education must establish an enrolment scheme for the school.

A key part of an enrolment scheme is the home zone. Please view the  Proposed home zone  (Right click to open in a new window).

Enrolment schemes do mean that all families will have entitlement to attend a school that is reasonably convenient to them but won’t necessarily have the same entitlement to enrol at all state schools. Note - that all students who are already enrolled at a school before a home zone is implemented or changed are entitled to stay at their current school.

Due to an increase in enrolments at Arakura School, the school is now at risk of overcrowding. 

This consultation process is about enrolment schemes, which determines the eligibility to enrol. It’s important to note that a student’s eligibility to enrol may be different to their eligibility for School Transport assistance. Further information about eligibility to school transport can be found here.

You may want to read our Frequently Asked Questions (Right click to open in a new window)

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish this new enrolment scheme at Arakura School – especially the design and practical implications of the home zone. Please have a look at the written description and map, accessed at the bottom of this page, before you participate in the consultation process.

You can participate by emailing Please describe if you think the proposed scheme is appropriate, if you think it should be changed, and why.

Submissions are official information

Submissions you make become official information. The content of submissions can be asked for under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). Under the OIA, we must make information available unless there is good reason for withholding it.

Tell us if you have any objections to the release of any information used in your submission, particularly which part(s) you believe should be withheld, along with the reason. Reasons might include that it is commercially sensitive or it is personal information. We will take into consideration any objections when responding to OIA requests. However, any decision the Ministry of Education makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

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