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Enrolment of Students

The Board of Trustees thanks you for your interest in having your child join us at St Clair School. Please note the information below.

Enrolment Scheme Geographic Boundary Re-Consultation
Following a request by the Ministry of Education, the Board of Trustees of St Clair School has agreed to reconsult the wider community about a change to the boundary of the 2011 enrolment scheme. 

The Board invites submissions from the public around the proposed zone reduction, which if confirmed, would exclude all streets located to the north-east of Bayview Road and Allandale Rd from the school’s enrolment scheme.  The Board still considers the proposal that it earlier confirmed is appropriate, but will consider the decision in full again after this additional consultation period. 

If the change is reapproved, families living within the area deleted from the zone will no longer have automatic right of entry to St Clair School and admission will only be available if space permits.  The Board regrets the impact of this potential change but acknowledges that the Ministry of Education has the right to direct boundary changes to school zones.

 The enrolment of children currently attending our school, and who live inside the affected area, is not affected in any way.  Those children continue to attend our school as normal.

 The Board invites written submissions in regard to this resolution.  Submissions must be lodged with the Board of Trustees at the school address no later than midday, Friday 11 January, 2013.
Subsequently, the Board will consider all submissions before making a final decision on the boundary of the enrolment scheme.

Limitations of the school's enrolment scheme are outlined below. Please note, details may change as a result of the current consultation.

Our current enrolment scheme provides automatic right of entry for children living within our enrolment zone (current as at Nov 2012). Children outside of our zone are admitted in priority order (as space allows), based on the following criteria;

  • Sibling of a current pupil
  • Child of a staff member or Board member
  • Sibling of a former pupil or a former pupil returning
  • All other applicants.

If the number of out-of-zone children seeking admission exceeds the number of spaces available, a ballot is held.

For information on space availability please contact our office - ph (03) 455 8199).

Due to the nature of the regulations relating to enrolment schemes , final confirmation of enrolment eligibility can only be made by direct contact with the school office.

This map outlines the general boundaries of our zone as at November 2012 - this may change due to consultation outcomes.

For further information in regard to enrolment and the operation of the enrolment scheme, please contact the school directly at:

St Clair School
135 Richardson St
New Zealand

Tel 64 3 455 8199
Fax 64 3 455 4199