Cashmere High School - Special Programme

Closes 17 Dec 2021

Opened 15 Nov 2021


The Ministry of Education has been working with Cashmere High School to establish a minor amendment to their current enrolment scheme to include a special programme - Te Pukenga. 

There are no changes currently being proposed to the home zone boundaries.

A special programme is defined in Section 10 of the Education and Training Act 2020 as one that has been approved by the Secretary and

a. that provides –

        i. special education; or

        ii. Māori language immersion classes; or

        iii. any other type of specialised education to overcome educational                    disadvantage; 

Cashmere High School requires a minor amendment to their enrolment scheme to include a special programme (Te Pukenga) which is a specialised programme for students who have been verified on the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS High or Very High) and require the additional support of a specialist facility. 

Proposed Te Pukenga Special Programme wording (right click to open in new window)

Enrolment Scheme description with proposed addition of Te Pukenga special programme only (updated to new Education and Training Act) (right click to open in new window) 

Students who meet the criteria for enrolment in Te Pukenga and live within the Cashmere High School home zone must be enrolled ahead of out of zone students. Out-of-zone students who meet the criteria for enrolment in Te Pukenga have priority in enrolment above all other out-of-zone students while special programme places are available.

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Cashmere High School will have an entitlement to attend the school. This amendment does not change the home zone already approved for the school.

The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.

The amended enrolment scheme to include Te Pukenga will commence from 31 January, 2022.

Comments can be made to by 17 December 2021.

Following the notification period, the Ministry will consider any comments received and the minor amendment will be finalised and approved.