Governors Bay School - New Enrolment Scheme

Closes 17 Dec 2021

Opened 15 Nov 2021


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

Governors Bay School logo

This is to assist the Board to manage the risk of overcrowding in the future, 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 (Right click to open in a new window)

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Governors Bay 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 Governors Bay School before the enrolment scheme commences are entitled to stay at Governors Bay 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 Governors Bay 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 02 May, 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)

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)

Information about important terms and dates for enrolment schemes (Right click to open in a new window) 


Give us your feedback