Chisnallwood Intermediate - Amendment to Enrolment Scheme

Closed 7 Apr 2023

Opened 6 Mar 2023


The Ministry of Education has been working with Chisnallwood Intermediate 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)



Chisnallwood Intermediate 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 Chisnallwood Intermediate 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.

The review has also identified that some parts of the home zone of the contributing primary school (Waitākiri Primary School) are not included in the Chisnallwood Intermediate enrolment scheme. This area includes Cameo Grove, Araucana Way, Serama Place, Minorca Lane and Nederland Avenue. This amendment proposes to include the entirety of the Waitākiri Primary School home zone (these roads) in the Chisnallwood Intermediate home zone. 

There is an area around Bluestone Drive which has been proposed for inclusion in the home zone of Chisnallwood Intermediate by the Board. This area is outside the Waitākiri Primary School home zone and within the Marshland School home zone. If you have an opinion on this area, please comment in the survey regarding the inclusion/exclusion of Bluestone Drive, Waitikiri Square, West Green, Millpond Place, Rockport Place, Old Mill Lane, Lakebridge Place and Timberland Terrace. 

Cresswell Avenue has been excluded from the proposed home zone. This is because most of the houses on this section of road were demolished after being classified as within the residential "red zone". There are only three houses remaining at the southern end of this road segment before Gayhurst Road. No students reside at these addresses. New Brighton Road provides a clearer boundary for the Chisnallwood Intermediate home zone in this area. 

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.

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

The amended enrolment scheme is proposed to commence from 01 January 2024. 

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Chisnallwood Intermediate 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 applications are accepted.

Note that all students who are already enrolled at Chisnallwood Intermediate before the enrolment scheme amendment commences are entitled to stay at Chisnallwood Intermediate. 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 Chisnallwood Intermediate – 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. Please reference particular areas if you have feedback on a specific section of the proposed home zone. 

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

**Please note that this consultation is only around the proposed enrolment scheme amendment and home zone for Chisnallwood Intermediate. It is not about the size of the school or its roll.** 

Consultation is also open for Shirley Intermediate as they require a new enrolment scheme due to a risk of overcrowding. For more information, please click here and you will be directed to the Shirley Intermediate consultation page. 

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) 

Wording around important terms and dates for an enrolment scheme (right click to open in a new window) 

For any questions, please contact us on the email address above. 

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.