Proposed Amendment to Greenpark School Enrolment Scheme

Closed 3 May 2024

Opened 5 Apr 2024


The Ministry of Education is currently working with the Board of Greenpark School to amend their enrolment scheme.

Enrolment schemes are needed to help manage the risk of overcrowding at schools.  This allows Boards to manage the risk of overcrowding, provides a fair and transparent process for enrolment and ensures we are making the best use of schooling facilities across the area.

Enrolment schemes do mean that all families will have entitlement to attend a school that is reasonably convenient to them but won’t necessarily have the same entitlement to enrol at all state schools. 

Note - students already enrolled at a school before a home zone is implemented or changed are entitled to stay at their current school.

We know that changing existing home zones can be challenging for current families who have younger siblings that may be impacted when they start school. Changes to the Education and Training Act in 2020 now allow us to include grandparenting clauses. This means that provided certain criteria are met, younger siblings may also be able to attend the same school as their older brother or sister who are currently enrolled.

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we implement amendments or new zones – especially the practical implication and whether the amended boundaries accurately reflect the area. 

Please have a look at the draft map and overview and overview available below before you participate in the consultation process. You may also want to read the FAQs about enrolment schemes.

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.

You can have your say by:

  • Completing the survey below.
  • Emailing: if you have further questions or comments.

The Ministry will consider all feedback and consult with the school board before making a final decision. We expect the school community to be updated about progress made towards the end of Term 2. The new schemes and changes are expected to come into effect for Term 1, 2025.