Fairlie School - New Enrolment Scheme

Closed 1 Oct 2021

Opened 30 Aug 2021


The Ministry of Education has been working with Fairlie School to establish a new enrolment scheme.

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)

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.

Proposed home zone - full scale (Right click to open in a new window)

Proposed home zone - zoomed in

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

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish this new enrolment scheme at Fairlie 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 enrolment scheme is proposed to commence from January 1, 2022.

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

Information (please read this before completing the survey)

Please note that Area A is the Ministry of Education proposed home zone for Fairlie School. Areas B-D are areas proposed for inclusion by the Fairlie School Board of Trustees.

Maps and written description of proposed zone (Right click to open in a new window)

Map only - full scale (Right click to open in a new window)

Map only - zoomed in (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 scheme 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.