Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate - Enrolment Scheme Amendment

Closed 9 Jul 2021

Opened 8 Jun 2021


The Ministry of Education has been working with Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School to establish an enrolment scheme amendment.

This 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)

A key part of an enrolment scheme is the home zone.

Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School is at risk of overcrowding due to an increase of local demand and expected further residential development and intensification of housing in the area. There are also several areas of overlap with other schools in the current home zone for the school. This results in a very high risk of roll fluctuations.  

Area A is the main area which will remain as the home zone for Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School. Areas B-H are areas proposed for removal from the home zone.  All areas proposed for withdrawal are in zone for another Year 7&8 provider. 

Proposed map (right click to open in a new window)

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School 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 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 Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School before the enrolment scheme amendment commences are entitled to stay at Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School. Siblings of current students will have priority access to any out-of-zone places offered by the school.

In this case, any siblings of current students currently residing in the withdrawal areas may be able to enrol at the school under the specific “additional entitlement to enrol” provision (this is also known as ‘Grandparenting’). Please see the attachment below for further information.

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish this amendment to the enrolment scheme at Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School – especially the design and practical implications of the home zone.  Please have a look at the map and overview information available before you participate in the consultation process.

The amended enrolment scheme will commence from Term 2, 2022.

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

Information (please read this before completing the survey)

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

Map only (right click to open in a new window)

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

Additional entitlement to enrol information (right click to open in a new window) 


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.

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.