Enrolment Schemes Ngākōroa and Drury Schools

Closed 18 Jun 2021

Opened 10 May 2021


Consultation Closed 18th of June

The Ministry of Education is currently working with the Boards of Drury School to amend its existing enrolment scheme, and Ngākōroa School to establish a new enrolment scheme. 

Enrolment schemes are needed to help manage enrolments across 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 choice is limited in this area – all families will have entitlement to attend a school that is reasonably convenient to them, but won’t have the same entitlement to enrol at other 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 establishing new enrolment schemes and 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 legislation last year (Education and Training Act 2020) now allow us to include transitional arrangements known as 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 and sister who are currently enrolled.

Please note that Ōpaheke School, Ramarama School, Pukekohe East School, Pukekohe Intermediate School, Paerata School, and Karaka School also have enrolment schemes.  These schemes are not included in this survey as changes are not being proposed for them at this time.

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish these new schemes – especially the practical implication and whether the new boundaries accurately reflect the area.  Please have a look at the maps and overview information available below before you participate in the consultation process. We’re also interested in understanding the impact of grandparenting clauses – so even if you don’t have a comment about the boundary areas, we would encourage you to participate in consultation so we can gather as full a picture as possible about families that qualify for grandparenting clauses if these are included.

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 https://www.education.govt.nz/school/property-and-transport/transport/sta-eligibility/

Information (please read these before taking part in the consultation)

Drury School proposed amendment:

Ngākōroa School proposed new enrolment scheme:

The Ministry of Education is currently undertaking consultation about the proposed changes and new enrolment schemes. You can have your say by:

  • Completing the survey below
  • Meeting Ministry staff to discuss the proposed changes and how these may impact you at a meeting outlined above
  • Emailing auckland.enrolmentschemes@education.govt.nz if you have further questions or comments.

Consultation will run from Monday 10th May, until 18th of June. The Ministry will consider all feedback and liaise with the Board before making a final decision. We expect the School community to be updated about progress made about mid-Term 3 The new schemes and changes will come into effect for the beginning of 2022.