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The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under section 11G (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. Both sides of each road are included in the zone unless stated. Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.

Each year in August, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which they 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 school zone.

Zone Description

  • The zone begins at the mouth of the Herekawe Stream and travels north and east along the coast to the eastern end of Ocean View Parade. This coincides with the shoreward end of the Lee breakwater. The zone includes Port Taranaki to the end of the Ocean View Parade Car Park.
  • The zone then continues to the south from the intersection of Gairloch Road and Ocean View Parade and follows Calvert Road with number 2 and 4 in Zone. All houses on the western side of Calvert Road including Annandale Street are in zone. Continue to Devon Street West. Lynmouth Park is in zone.
  • Turn south west along Devon Street West Only even numbered properties are included in zone (North side of Devon Street West)
  • Continue west along Devon Street West, and into South Road. Only even numbered properties are included in zone (North side of South Road)
  • Turn right at the intersection of South Road and Ngamotu Road.
  • Continue on Ngamotu Road. Only the odd numbered properties (East side) are in zone.
  • At 150 Ngamotu Road the zone follows the southern boundary to the Herekawa Stream. Only those properties on the northern side of the boundary are in zone.
  • At the stream, the zone follows the line of the stream including all land parcels on the eastern side until the stream meets the Tasman Sea.

Montessori Class Criteria- Special Programme

Tamariki (child/ren) wishing to enrol in the Montessori classroom will have attended a

recognised Montessori preschool programme for at least 2 years between the ages of 3-6,

where that programme meets the Essential Elements for Montessori Programme as set out by

MANZ.

Parents of the tamariki (child/ren) will show an existing and ongoing commitment to Montessori

education. This shall be defined as regular attendance at Montessori professional development

events and a willingness to adhere to Montessori philosophy and practice.

In order to protect the delivery of the programme and to ensure that a child does not miss out on

a significant curriculum area, acceptance into the programme will mean an expectation that the

child attend the five full days a week without regular scheduled absences. Any amendment to

this much be at the MS and NPMA principals’ approval.

Process of selection if more applications for the Special Programme exceeds the space available

If at any stage the number of tamariki (children) applying for enrolment in the Montessori

Special Programme exceeds the number of spaces available the criteria described below will be

applied.

1. Tamariki (child/ren) who are currently enrolled at the NPMA Casa and will have attended for

at least 2.5 years upon transferring to the Montessori class. And who have had at least one

sibling attend the Montessori primary class at Moturoa (with higher priory being given to where

those siblings are currently enrolled)

2. Tamariki (child/ren) who are currently enrolled at the NPMA Casa and will have attended for

at least 2.5 years upon transferring to the Montessori classroom. (Essentially priority one without

the sibling requirement).

3. Tamariki (child/ren) who are currently enrolled at the NPMA Casa and will have attended for

at least 2 years upon transferring to the Montessori classroom, and who meet the rest of priority

one criteria regarding sibling(s) attendance.

4. Tamariki (child/ren) who attended the NPMA Casa for at least 2.5 years, and who meet the

rest of priority one criteria regarding sibling(s) attendance . (This priority is intended to cover

tamariki (child/ren) who may have missed out on an earlier enrolment round or place due to

space limitations and have therefore had to enrol elsewhere, and who still wish to attend the

Montessori classroom. Those who are of an age that would address any cohort imbalance in the

class in being accepted will be given a higher weighting.)

5. Tamariki (child/ren) of staff employed by NPMA, or by MSBOT within the Montessori

classroom and who have attended at least 2 years at NPMA Casa upon transferring to the

Montessori classroom.

6. Tamariki (child/ren) who attended the NPMA Casa for at least 2.5 years, without the rest of

priority one criteria regarding sibling(s) attendance. (As with priority 4, this priority is intended to

cover tamariki (child/ren) who may have missed out on an earlier enrolment round or place due

to space limitations and have therefore had to enrol elsewhere, and who still wish to attend the

Montessori classroom. Those who are of an age that would address any cohort imbalance in the

class in being accepted will be given a higher weighting.)

7. Tamariki (child/ren) who are currently enrolled at the NPMA Casa and will have attended for

at least 2 years upon transferring to the Montessori classroom.

8. Tamariki (child/ren) transferring from Montessori programmes other than the ones run by

NPMA that meet the Essential Elements for Montessori Programme as set out by MANZ. With

higher weighting given to those who have completed at least 2.5 years of the 3-6 program.

Spaces for the following school year will be determined by the way of review, by the MSBOT

and NPMA. This will be advertised in the local newspaper with a final date for request of

enrolment.

The enrolments will be based on the criteria listed above and parents will be notified of the

outcome as soon as the decision is made.

If there are more applicants and the procedures listed does not sort out the places then a ballot

must take place in accordance with the instructions issued by the secretary under Section 11G

(1) 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.

The maximum number of students in the Special Programme is 46.