Enrolment Scheme Amendment Stonefields School

Closed 13 Aug 2021

Opened 16 Jun 2021

Results updated 24 Aug 2021

Official zone and witten description can be found below the following table:

Summarised feedback below:

Topic of Concern


  1. Implications of including new development within the zone on the overcrowding of Stonefields School

Ministry Response: Stonefields School currently has surplus capacity and a maximum build roll of 1100 students, so has the ability to accommodate some shortand long-term roll growth. Additionally, the maximum yield of students from the Shundi development is projected at 473 primary age students, but these developments will likely be undertaken over a number of years. It is anticipated that an additional school will be required in the future  to cater for growth from the Shundi development. The timing of the new school will be dependent on the speed of the housing in the development... The capacity and roll growth of Stonefields School will be monitored regularly over coming years.

  1. Transport issues for those students who would have to cross Merton Road

Ministry Response: The amendment includes only areas south of Merton Road and hence students will not be required to cross Merton Road.




The Ministry of Education is currently working with the Board of Stonefields School to amend the current Stonefields School enrolment scheme. The proposed amendment gives clarity to the future residents of the currently unzoned area bounded by Merton Road, Morrin Road, and the railway line. 

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).

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish any enrolment scheme amendments – 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. 

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/

Proposed Stonefields School amendment map, factsheet, and written description available in files at bottom of page (please read these before taking part in the consultation)

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

  • Completing the survey below
  • Emailing auckland.enrolmentschemes@education.govt.nz if you have further questions or comments.

Consultation will run from Wednesday 30th June, until Friday 13th of August. 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 changes will come into effect for the beginning of 2022.