Rangiora Borough School - Special Programme

Closed 14 Apr 2022

Opened 14 Mar 2022


The Ministry of Education has been working with Rangiora Borough School to establish a minor amendment to their current enrolment scheme to include their te reo Māori special programme - Ngā Rākau e Rua.

There are no changes currently being proposed to the home zone boundaries.

A special programme is defined in Section 10 of the Education and Training Act 2020 as one that has been approved by the Secretary and

a. that provides –

        i. special education; or

        ii. Māori language immersion classes; or

        iii. any other type of specialised education to overcome educational                    disadvantage; 

Rangiora Borough School requires a minor amendment to their enrolment scheme to include a special programme (Ngā Rākau e Rua) based on te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

Proposed Ngā Rākau e Rua Special Programme wording (right click to open in new window)

Enrolment Scheme description with proposed addition of Ngā Rākau e Rua special programme only (right click to open in new window)

Students who meet the criteria for enrolment in Ngā Rākau e Rua and live within the Rangiora Borough School home zone must be enrolled ahead of out of zone students. Out-of-zone students who meet the criteria for enrolment in Ngā Rākau e Rua have priority in enrolment above all other out-of-zone students while special programme places are available.

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Rangiora Borough School will have an entitlement to attend the school. This amendment does not change the home zone already approved for the school.

The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.

The amended enrolment scheme to include Ngā Rākau e Rua is proposed to commence from 02 May 2022 (Term 2).

Comments can be made to Canterbury.EnrolmentSchemes@education.govt.nz by 14 April 2022.

Following the notification period, the Ministry will consider any comments received and the minor amendment will be finalised and approved. 

What happens next

At the end of the notification period, the Ministry of Education will read any comments and process everything to ensure it meets the requirements of the Education and Training Act 2020. If the Ministry is satisfied that the enrolment scheme meets these requirements, the enrolment scheme will be finalised and provided to the Board.