Enrolment Scheme at Chaucer School 2022

  

 

Effective from Term 1 2022

The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under Schedule 20 section 9 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (formerly section11G (3) of the Education Act 1989) for the purpose of describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised.

Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

Starting at the corner of Clark Street and Portage Road, travel south down Portage Road (odd addresses 55-187 and even addresses 44-128 only included; Neville Street, Hill Crescent, Links Road excluded) until Bolton Road. Travel east along Bolton Road until Blockhouse Bay Road, including only odd numbered addresses. The southern boundary continues north along Blockhouse Bay Road (odd addresses 353-455 and even addresses 360-468 only included) until Terry Street. The boundary then heads east along Terry Street (even addresses 88 and below only included) until Whitney Street. Then travel north along Whitney Street, including addresses on both sides of the street (ending at 141 odd address and 168 even address) until Dundale Avenue (excluded). The boundary then travels west to Blockhouse Bay Road, including all addresses on Maui Pomare Street, Geneva Place, Cleland Crescent and Maclaurin Street. The boundary then travels along Miranda Reserve until Wolverton Street, excluding Miranda Street but including addresses south of the reserve. The boundary then travels west from 75A Wolverton Street down Wolverton Street until the boundary’s origin at Clark Street, including addresses on both sides of Wolverton Street.

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.  This will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone. 

Special Programmes

This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a Special programme approved by the Secretary.

 

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority         will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education. This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary

Second Priority    will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority       will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority     will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the                                        school                      

Fifth Priority         will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the                                    board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority        will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group must be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued the Secretary under Schedule 20 section 9 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (formerly section11G (3) of the Education Act 1989). Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

 

Overview – what is happening?

The Ministry of Education is developing an enrolment scheme for Chaucer School, which will be in effect for the beginning of term 1 in 2022.  Having an enrolment scheme in place will ensure the Board of Trustees has a fair and transparent mechanism to manage the roll as it grows. Children that live within this area will have entitlement to enrol at Chaucer School.   The home zone area is shown on the map on the next page and includes:

Starting at the corner of Clark Street and Portage Road, travel south down Portage Road (odd addresses 55-187 and even addresses 44-128 only included; Neville Street, Hill Crescent, Links Road excluded) until Bolton Road. Travel east along Bolton Road until Blockhouse Bay Road, including only odd numbered addresses. The southern boundary continues north along Blockhouse Bay Road (odd addresses 353-455 and even addresses 360-468 only included) until Terry Street. The boundary then heads east along Terry Street (even addresses 88 and below only included) until Whitney Street. Then travel north along Whitney Street, including addresses on both sides of the street (ending at 141 odd address and 168 even address) until Dundale Avenue (excluded). The boundary then travels west to Blockhouse Bay Road, including all addresses on Maui Pomare Street, Geneva Place, Cleland Crescent and Maclaurin Street. The boundary then travels along Miranda Reserve until Wolverton Street, excluding Miranda Street but including addresses south of the reserve. The boundary then travels west from 75A Wolverton Street down Wolverton Street until the boundary’s origin at Clark Street, including addresses on both sides of Wolverton Street.

 

 

 

What does this mean for my family?

If you live in enrolment scheme home area for Chaucer School you will be entitled to enrol your child at the school.  This entitlement applies to new students starting school, as well as any primary school aged children currently attending another school in the area. 

Families who live outside the enrolment scheme home zone of Chaucer School do not have entitlement to enrol and could only attend if the Board of Trustees planned to enrol any out of zone students.  The enrolment scheme will establish the process for this, and places will only be available if the Board of Trustees considers it has the capacity to allow for this.  Further information about whether any out of zone places will be made available will be made later in 2021.

 

Consultation process and timeline

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

Consultation will run from Thursday 17th June, until Friday 16th of July. 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 new schemes and changes will come into effect for the beginning of 2022.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Chaucer School 

Chaucer Place
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland

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