Otamatea High School
Otamatea High School

 

Enrolments 

 

Enrol for 2023

Otamatea High School welcomes enrolment applications from all students living permanently within the school zone.


Applications for enrolment to study for in-zone students are open all year round and do not close.


The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone students is .................. (day, date and time). The board has determined that there are likely to be ?? places available for Year ? out-of -zone students and ?? out-of-zone places available for Year /s???  The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications recieved from students who live within the school's home zone.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required, it will be held on ???? Parents will be informated of the outcome of the ballot withing three school days of the ballot being held.

Enrolment forms are available on our website and from school reception.

Otamatea High School Enrolment Scheme: 

Students who live in the Otamatea High School zone (see map link below) may enrol at the school as of right, provided:

  • They are entitled to a state education
  • They live in-zone as their main residence, with a parent or legal guardian
  • Excluded/expelled from another NZ school   (how do we word this? is it necessary here or perhaps somewhere else or not at all?) 

Applicants must first complete the OHS Enrolment Form (link) and return, along with the required documentation (list below), to the main school office or alternatively email digital files to nikki.donaldson@otamatea.school.nz. Once the school is satisfied that the enrolment criteria have been met, the student and parent/caregiver will be invited to schedule an Enrolment Interview with senior staff.


Please note that 'living in the school zone' means a student has his/her main residence in the school zone. The school will not accept the temporary transference of guardianship to someone living in-zone as evidence that a student is living in zone. 


View our map to see the Otamatea High School In-zone area  (need to add link)

The school will only accept the following evidence of residence in-zone:


If you are renting

  • A copy of a lease agreement for a rental property whereby the agreement is valid for 12 months from February 2023
    PLUS
  • A recent utility bill (power, contents insurance, landline/broadband)


If you own your home

  • A recent rates notice  
    PLUS
  • A recent utility bill (power, contents insurance, landline/broadband)

 

Otamatea High School Enrolment Scheme 

To avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding at Otamatea High School, the Ministry of Education has developed an enrolment scheme that took/takes effect from ????. Under this scheme, studnets will be entitled to if they live within the home zone . The enrolment of out-of-zone studnets is governed by the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020

Please click here for more information on the Otamatea High School Enrolment Scheme

If you are unsure whether you live in-zone of out-of-zone, please check the zoning map (add link to map)

Each year the Board of Trustees determines the number of places likely to be available (if any) in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the school zone. If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available out-of-zone applications are prioritised and drawn by ballot according to the priority list.

Out-of-zone priority order

  • First Priority This priority is not applicable as the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education

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

  • Third Priority will be given for 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 applicants who are children of Board employees and Board members

  • Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants


Required documentation that must accompany the completed Enrolment Form

  1. Copy of the student's most recent school report (all applicants)

  2. Copy of the student's vaccination record (all applicants)

  3. Copy of the student's proof of identity and eligibility for state education (all applicants). This should be ONE of the following: NZ birth certificate, NZ passport, NZ citizenship certificate, Australian passport, copy of a passport from another country along with a current visa and date stamp of entry into New Zealand.

  4. Verification of in zone address (for in zone applicants only)

         a)  If you own your home, a recent rates notice PLUS one recent utility bill (power, contents insurance, landline/broadband)

         b)  If you rent your home, a tenancy agreement of at least 12 month duration PLUS one recent utility bill as above
 

Required documents, along with a completed Enrolment Form, should be scanned and emailed to ohs@otamatea.school.nz or delivered to the main school office.


PLEASE NOTE: 

A completed application is not confirmation of enrolment at our school. Following submission of all the required documentation an appointment time will be scheduled either for a pre enrolment meeting and tour of the school or an enrolment interview. Prior to enrolment interviews the school makes contact with the previous school to obtain relevant information.

If you are considering enrolling your child please contact the Principal's PA, Nikki Donaldson, at ohs@otamatea.school.nz or 0800 682 628. An appointment time will be scheduled either for a pre enrolment meeting and tour of the school or an enrolment interview. Prior to enrolment interviews the school makes contact with the previous school to obtain relevant information which is helpful to assist us to support students from day one (wording?).

Students must be in full school uniform on their first day as this helps them to feel part of the school.


We welcome all enquires and are very happy to assist you with the enrolment process, please contact the Principal's PA, Nikki Donaldson, at ohs@otamatea.school.nz or 0800 682 628 ext 213.