Tinwald School - Enrolment Scheme Amendment

Closes 9 Jul 2021

Opened 8 Jun 2021

Overview

The Ministry of Education has been working with Tinwald School to establish an enrolment scheme amendment.

This is to assist the Board to manage the risk of overcrowding, 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. Click here for the purpose and principles of an enrolment scheme. (Right click to open in a new window)

A key part of an enrolment scheme is the home zone.

Tinwald School requires an amendment to their enrolment scheme due to a risk of overcrowding. Tinwald School has an enrolment scheme that includes the site of a neighbouring Year 1-8 primary school (Ashburton Borough – Laghmor) and extends into the catchment of another neighbouring Year 1-8 primary school (Longbeach School).

Ashburton Intermediate has recently had an enrolment scheme approved and the local education pathway for Tinwald students is through to Ashburton Intermediate for Year 7&8 education. The current Tinwald School zone includes areas that are outside the Ashburton Intermediate home zone. Therefore, some adjustments to the Tinwald School home zone are required.

Proposed Map (Right click to open in a new window)

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Tinwald School will have an entitlement to attend the school and those that live outside the home zone may be accepted if there are out-of-zone places available and an application meets requirements. To be able to do this, boards at state schools keep an eye on the number of applications received from in-zone students to help them determine the places they might have available for out-of-zone students once all in zone enrolments are accepted.

Note that all students who are already enrolled at Tinwald School before the enrolment scheme amendment commences are entitled to stay at Tinwald School. Siblings of current students will have priority access to any out-of-zone places offered by the school.

In this case, any siblings of current students currently residing in the withdrawal areas may be able to enrol at the school under the specific “additional entitlement to enrol” provision (this is also known as ‘Grandparenting’). Please see the attachment below for further information.

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish this amendment to the enrolment scheme at Tinwald School – especially the design and practical implications of the home zone.  Please have a look at the map and overview information available before you participate in the consultation process.

The amended enrolment scheme will commence from January 1, 2022.

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.

Information (please read this before completing the survey)

Map and written description of proposed zone (right click to open in a new window) 

Map only with current and proposed home zones (right click to open in a new window)

Map only with proposed home zone (right click to open in a new window) 

Frequently Asked Questions (right click to open in a new window) 

Additional entitlement to enrol information (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.

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