Timaru Christian School Enrolment Scheme

Closed 7 Jun 2021

Opened 10 May 2021


The Ministry of Education has been working with Timaru Christian School to establish a new enrolment scheme. This is to assist the Board to manage a situation where there is more demand for enrolments than there are places available within the maximum roll, provide a fair and transparent process for enrolment and to ensure we are making the best use of schooling facilities across the network of local schools.

If overcrowding occurs or is likely to occur at a State school or, in the case of a State Integrated school, more applicants for enrolment than there are places available, the Ministry of Education must establish an enrolment scheme for the school.

Click here for the purpose and principles of an enrolment scheme. (Right click to open in a new window) 

Note that all students who are already enrolled at Timaru Christian School before the enrolment scheme commences are entitled to stay at Timaru Christian School.

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish this new enrolment scheme at Timaru Christian School – especially the design of the enrolment categories and priorities.  Please have a look at the proposed information available before you participate in the consultation process.

This consultation process is about enrolment schemes, which determines the entitlement to enrol.  


Information (please read this before completing the survey)

Timaru Christian School

Written description of proposed enrolment scheme (Right click to open in a new window) 

Frequently Asked Questions about Enrolment Schemes (Right click to open in a new window) 


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.

What happens next

After consultation is finished, the Ministry of Education will collate all feedback and process this information to ensure it meets the requirements of the Education and Training Act 2020. If the Ministry is satisfied that the enrolment schemes meets these requirements, the enrolment scheme will be finalised and provided to the Board. The school’s board must implement the finalised enrolment scheme as soon as practicable.