In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Board of Waikawa Bay School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below.
The boundary between Waikawa Bay School and Picton School is set at the Waikawa side of Sussex Street, based on this being the midway point between the two schools. Specifically, 54 + 56 and greater Hampden Street, 134 + 135 and greater Waikawa Road and 78 + 79 and great Milton Terrace.
Each year the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places that 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 are to be made and will specify a date by which all applicants must be received.
Out of zone enrolmentsApplications for out of zone students will be processed in the following order of priority:
If there are more applicants in the second – sixth priority groups than there are places available selection will be by ballot conducted 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.