Otamatea High School Enrolment Scheme Second Consultation

Closes 19 Aug 2022

Opened 1 Aug 2022

Overview

The Ministry of Education is currently working with the Board of Otamatea High School to implement a new enrolment scheme.

As a result of feedback received during the first consultation, the Ministry of Education is re-issuing this consultation with a revised zone.

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

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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 3. The new schemes and changes are expected to come into effect for the beginning of Term 1 2023.

Submissions are official information

Submissions you make become official information. The content of submissions can be asked for under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). Under the OIA, we must make information available unless there is good reason for withholding it.

Tell us if you have any objections to the release of any information used in your submission, particularly which part(s) you believe should be withheld, along with the reason. Reasons might include that it is commercially sensitive or it is personal information. We will take into consideration any objections when responding to OIA requests. However, any decision the Ministry of Education makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

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