POL. 2.1.1 STUDENT ENROLMENT (Ratified 26.07.2021)

RATIONALE

The Board of Newlands College is committed to providing quality education for all its students. 

To achieve this goal the College must maximize the resources that it has available to it.  Overcrowding will reduce the College’s capability to do so, hence the need to restrict the numbers through an enrolment scheme.

ROLL

To avoid overcrowding, Newlands College will endeavor to manage its roll to meet the level of available classroom capacity. . 

OBJECTIVES

The Board has an enrolment scheme.

  • To maintain the highest standard of education delivery to the students at Newlands College.
  • To avoid overcrowding at the school.
  • To ensure that resources are not placed under undue pressure.
  • If required, to limit the number of students enrolling, using pre-established criteria.
  • To give priority to those students living within the College’s home zone.
  • To maintain some flexibility in enrolments, in order not to exclude more children than is necessary to meet the above objectives.

The Home Zone of Newlands College is:

  • The Home Zone of Newlands College is defined as agreed formally between the Ministry of Education and Newlands College.

          Proof of residence within the Newlands College 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 on the school website and 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.

2          OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS

2.1      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. If places are likely to be available, the Principal will publish this information by notice on the school website and 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.

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

First Priority              There is no First Priority.

NEXT ORDER OF PRIORITY

The second to sixth order priorities will be in accordance withthe Education and Training Act 2020 S73.

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 applicants who are children of former                                             students of the school.

Fifth Priority             Will be given to applicants who are either children of

Board  employees or children of a member of the Board.

Sixth Priority             Will be given to all other applicants.

2.3     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 will be by a ballot.   Whānau will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice on the school website and in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

  • Applicants seeking second or third priority status will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship, preferably by means of the appropriate birth certificates.

3              The Principal shall institute Procedures pursuant to this policy.


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