OUR SCHOOL ZONE
The Ministry of education has provided transition arrangements for those in the previous Avonside Girls’ High School Zone. The Transitional arrangement ensures that students born and living in the previous zone at 29 June 2018 are eligible to enrol at AGHS.
To ensure eligibility you must:
- Remain at the same in-zone address you lived at on the 29th of June 2018 until enrolment at AGHS.
- Provide proof of address on the 29th of June 2018. Please keep that proof to ensure enrolment when you daughter is eligible to attend secondary school.
Amendment approved 21/06/2018, Effective for the 2020 school year.
Read the Ministry of Education letter to the Board here.
The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under section 1 IG (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.
All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.
Addresses on both sides of boundary roads are included unless stated otherwise.
From the intersection of ANZAC Drive (SH 74) and New Brighton Road;
- West on New Brighton Road to Kingsford Street
- North on Kingsford Street to Broomfield Terrace,
- West then North on the northeast side only of Broomfield Terrace to Horseshoe Lake Road, North on the east side only of Horseshoe Lake Road to Lake Terrace Road,
- From the Horseshoe Lake Road / Lake Terrace Road intersection, north to QEII Drive,
- East on QEII Drive to Burwood Road,
- North on Burwood Road to Newhaven Street,
- West on Newhaven Street to Greenhaven Drive,
- North on Greenhaven Drive to Mairehau Road (including Snelling Place and all addresses on Greenhaven Drive),
- East on Mairehau Road to Burwood Road,
- (including Concord Place and addresses down to 204 Mairehau Road)
- North on Burwood Road to Waitakiri Drive,
- (including Cameo Grove to number 16, Suntory Lane, Araucana Way, Serama Place, Minorca Lane, and Nederland Avenue to number 9)
- North West on Waitakiri Drive to Landfill Ave
- (including all addresses on Waitakiri Drive, Len Hale Place, Alpine View Lane, John Morel Place, and Timbers Lane)
- North East on Landfill Ave and east along the southern boundary of Bottle Lake Forest to the ocean,
- South along the coast, west then north around the southern point of the Brighton Spit,
- North up the Avon River (Ötäkaro) to the ANZAC Drive bridge and the intersection of ANZAC Drive and New Brighton Road
Proof of residence within the 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 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.
(for families whose addresses become “out of zone” due to this amendment to the enrolment scheme home zone)
The following addresses shall be deemed to be “in-zone”, but only for as long as they contain the children listed.
A detailed appendix is available on request at the school office
N.B. This is a very tightly defined concession. It would not apply to:
- children of parents who move in to any of these addresses subsequent to the adoption of the enrolment scheme boundary amendment; and
- children of parents currently living at one of the addresses who move out of the address subsequent to the adoption of the enrolment scheme boundary amendment.
Section11E of the Education Act 1989 states that “a state school’s home zone must be defined by geographic boundaries, and must be described in such a way that any given address is either within or outside the home zone.” The list above is defining a location as “in-zone” unless dictated otherwise by the exceptions outlined in a and b above,
This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a Special programme approved by the Secretary.
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. The Board will publish this information by notice 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.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
First Priority: The Special Programmes category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.
Second Priority: must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
Third Priority: must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
Fourth Priority: must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
Fifth Priority: must be given to any applicant who is either a child or an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
Sixth Priority: must be given to all other applicants.
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with 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.
Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.
The Board will assist the Principal to monitor roll trends and enrolments to ensure that the application of the scheme is consistent and fair to all.
The Board expects that parents / caregivers will act within the spirit intended by this policy.
The Board reserves the right to review, amend, suspend or abandon this policy subject to the Education Amendment Act (N02) 1998 Sections IIJ and 11K.
The decisions made by the Board and Principal with respect to applications for enrolment and using the criteria outlined above will be final.