Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū - Amendment to Enrolment Scheme

Closed 9 Dec 2022

Opened 7 Nov 2022


The Ministry of Education has been working with Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū to establish an amendment to their current enrolment scheme.

The purpose of an enrolment scheme is to assist the 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. (Right click to open in a new window)



Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū has an enrolment scheme that has not been updated for many years. A key part of an enrolment scheme is the home zone.

The current Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū home zone map is drawn to road boundaries and needs to be updated to land parcel boundaries to more precisely identify the properties that fall within the home zone. This will allow more accurate identification of in-zone addresses, particularly when using online search tools. It will also clarify the home zone boundary for local residential development that is underway within the area.

Current and proposed home zone (right click to open in a new window)

There have recently been reductions to both the Te Kura o Huriawa Thorrington and Hoon Hay Te Kura Kōaka enrolment scheme home zones to mitigate the risk of over-crowding at those schools. At this point in time, we are not considering reducing the Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū enrolment scheme home zone as the school currently has sufficient capacity to accommodate all local demand within their current zone. When there is growth in local demand and the in-zone roll at Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū, consideration will need to be given to withdrawing the Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū home zone from zone overlaps with neighbouring schools.

The written description will also be updated to clarify boundaries and the enrolment scheme wording will be updated to reflect the Education and Training Act 2020.

The amended enrolment scheme is proposed to commence from 24 April 2023 (Term 2).

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū will have an entitlement to attend the school and those that live outside the home zone may be accepted if there are out-of-zone places available and an application meets legislative requirements. To be able to do this, Boards at State schools keep an eye on the number of applications received from in-zone students to help them determine the places they might have available for out-of-zone students once all in-zone enrolments are accepted.

Note that all students who are already enrolled at Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū before the enrolment scheme amendment commences are entitled to stay at Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū. Siblings of current students that reside outside the home zone will have priority access to any out-of-zone places offered by the school.

It is important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish this amendment to the enrolment scheme at Cashmere Primary Te Pae Kererū – especially the design and practical implications of the proposed home zone amendment.  Please have a look at the map and information available before you participate in the consultation process.

This consultation process is about enrolment schemes, which determines eligibility to enrol. 


Information (please read this before completing the survey)

Map and written description of proposed home zone (right click to open in a new window) 

Map only with current and proposed home zone (right click to open in a new window)

Frequently Asked Questions (right click to open in a new window) 


What happens next

After consultation is finished, the Ministry of Education will collate all feedback and process this information to ensure it meets the requirements of the Education and Training Act 2020 (Schedule 20, Clause 5). If the Ministry is satisfied that the enrolment schemes meets these requirements, the enrolment scheme will be finalised and provided to the Board. The school’s board must implement the finalised enrolment scheme as soon as practicable.