Kihikihi School Enrolment Scheme

Closed 10 May 2024

Opened 28 Mar 2024


The Ministry of Education is currently working with the Board of Kihikihi School to implement a new 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.


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 available below before you participate in the consultation process. You may also want to read the FAQs about enrolment schemes.

This enrolment scheme also includes a description of the full immersion Māori medium special programme operated by the school.

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 4, 2023.