Kaiapoi Borough School - Amendment to Enrolment Scheme

Closes 8 Jul 2022

Opened 7 Jun 2022


The Ministry of Education has been working with Kaiapoi Borough School 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)



Kaiapoi Borough School has an enrolment scheme that has remained unchanged since 2006 when it was first put in place. A key part of an enrolment scheme is the home zone

The Canterbury earthquakes resulted in land use changes within Kaiapoi and residential development has also progressed since this time. In 2017, an amendment was made to the Kaiapoi North School home zone which included a reduction in the zone overlap with the home zone of Kaiapoi Borough School.

An amendment is now required by Kaiapoi Borough School to clarify the boundaries and reduce the extent of the remaining overlap to manage the risk of overcrowding at Kaiapoi Borough School. Any siblings of current students currently residing in the withdrawal area 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.

After initial consultation with the Board of Kaiapoi Borough School, this proposal also includes a small extension to the north-west boundary of the home zone to include an area close to the Kaiapoi township which is an area not currently within any school zone.

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

The written description will also be updated and the enrolment scheme wording will be updated to reflect the Education and Training Act 2020.

Therefore, an amendment is required to the enrolment scheme for Kaiapoi Borough School.

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Kaiapoi Borough 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 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 enrolments are accepted.

Note that all students who are already enrolled at Kaiapoi Borough School before the enrolment scheme amendment commences are entitled to stay at Kaiapoi Borough 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 amendment to the enrolment scheme at Kaiapoi Borough School – 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.

The amended enrolment scheme is proposed to commence from 17 October 2022, (Term 4). 


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) 

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


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