ENROLMENT

Children who live in zone have an absolute right to attend the school. Enrolments for children who live in zone are accepted throughout the year. For a full list of in zone streets, please click here.

MENPS 'Home Zone'

Section 11D(1) of the Education Act 1989 provides that, subject to the provisions of that Act, a person who lives in the Home Zone of a school that has an enrolment scheme is entitled to enrol at any time at that school.

The Act distinguishes between pre-enrolment and enrolment. ‘Pre-enrolment' refers to the process of applying for entry to the school. ‘Enrolment' occurs when attendance at the school commences and the student is first marked as present on the school roll.

The onus is on 
the parent / guardian to provide evidence which will enable the school to judge whether the given address will be the child's usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction.  A signed and witnessed Statutory Declaration is also required 

The school may actively collect information and make all necessary enquiries in its opinion to ensure that enrolment details contained in the application are accurate.

The school can not process a Home Zone enrolment application in advance on the basis of a signed tenancy or settlement agreement. The applicant must be resident at the enrolment address prior to making the application. 


Pre-Enrolment

Parents or Guardians who reside within the Home Zone whose intent is for their child to attend the school are requested to Pre-Enrol when the child is aged 3-4 years as it is helpful to have pre-enrolment details of the child to allow the school to 
forward plan for staffing and resourcing.

The school requires the following pre-enrolment information;

  • Child's full name

  • Date of birth

  • Address

  • Parent / Guardian names

  • Phone numbers

Please call the school office on (09) 630 0009 or email the school at admin@mteden.school.nz with these details.

Enrolment Procedure

The enrolment procedure should be completed 6-8 weeks before the child starts school.

An enrolment pack can be collected from the school office, alternatively please phone the office on (09) 630 0009 and we would be happy to mail a pack to you. Once you have the forms completed and the documentation required please deliver back to the school office. We will then contact you with your child's new classroom information.

We will also arrange pre-school visits for the parent and children who are about to turn 5. Most children will visit twice, and where possible, visits will be to the class the child will be placed in. An adult or family member must stay with the child for the duration of these visits.

The address given at the time of application for pre-enrolment must be the child's usual place of residence and is intended to remain the usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means if you currently live at a Home Zone address but move to an out of Home Zone address before the child's first day of attendance at the school, the child will not be entitled to enrol at the school and the Board may withdraw any offer of a place made on the basis of the given address.

Moving out of the Home Zone after commencing at Mt Eden Normal Primary School

Only a child who lives in the Home Zone is entitled to enroll at Mt Eden Normal Primary School and because the Board has the statutory power to annul the enrolment in certain circumstances, all changes to the student's usual place of residence involving moving out of the Mt Eden Normal Primary School zone, must be immediately notified to the Board in writing, along with an application seeking permission from the Board to remain at Mt Eden Normal Primary School.

Please note that this should be made in advance of the change to the student's primary residence and/or that listed on the Statutory Declaration.

Enrolment based on false information or temporary residence

The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should be warned of the possible consequences of attempting to gain enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or false information or by making an in-zone living arrangement which is intended to be only temporary.

Such as;

  • Renting accommodation in the Home Zone on a short term basis

  • Arranging temporary board in the Home Zone with a relative or family friend

  • Using the Home Zone address of a relative or friend as an ‘address of convenience' with no intention to live there on an on going basis

  • Using a Home Zone business address as an ‘address of convenience' with no intention to live there on an on going basis.

 

If the school learns that a child was not living at the Home Zone address given at the time of pre-enrolment, or the school has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary Home Zone residence has been used for the purpose of gaining enrolment at the school then the Board may review that enrolment. Unless the parents / guardians can provide satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the Board may annul the enrolment.

This course of action is provided for under Section 11 (O) and 11 (OA) of the Education Act 1989.

Change of Contact Details:

 

If you change any of your contact details (such as address or phone number), please let our Office Manager know by email on admin@mteden.school.nz