Enrolment

Enrolment at Matapu School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.


The board has determined that there are likely to be up to nine places available for out-of- zone students in Term 1 of next year. Five of these vacancies are at new entrant level, two at year 6, and two at year 7. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.


Next year there will be four enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from 1st February to 14th April.

For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for out-of-zone applications is 3 pm 20th October 2021.


Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by the 20th October 2021 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.


Applications can be made by visiting the school office and applying in writing.


If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on the 26th October. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.


Kurt Parry, Board of Trustees Presiding Member



Matapu School (2098)

Enrolment Scheme

Effective from October 2020

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 above map shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Both sides of the road are included unless otherwise stated.

  1. The zone begins at the intersection of Skeet Road and Manaia Road. No addresses on Manaia Road are included in zone. 1393 and 1390 Skeet Road are in zone.

  2. The zone travels east along Skeet Road to the intersection with Palmer Road.

  3. The zone turns north onto Palmer Road and continues until the intersection of Palmer Road and Neill Road. No addresses on Neil Road are included in zone.

  4. The zone travels in a north-east direction over land to meet the intersection of Eltham Road and Lower Duthie Road.

  5. The zone travels east along Eltham Road until the intersection with Upper Duthie Road.

  6. The zone turns north into Upper Duthie Road.

  7. The zone travels north up Upper Duthie Road until 195 Upper Duthie Road. 195 and 194 Upper Duthie Road are included in zone.

  8. The zone travel east overland to the intersection of Hastings Road and Hunter Road.

  9. The Zone travels east along Hunter Road and then south until the intersection with Skeet Road.

  10. The zone travels north east overland to the meet the end of Rogers Road.

  11. The zone travels south east along Rogers Road until the intersection with Dalziell Road.

  12. The zone travels south along Dalziell Road until the intersection with State Highway 3 (SH3).

  13. The zone then travels south to the intersection of SH3 and Austin Road.

  14. The zone turns north west on to Austin Road until the intersections with Katene Road.

  15. The zone travels south west along Katene Road until the intersection with Mawhitiwhiti Road.

  16. The zone travels north west along Mawhitiwhiti Road until the intersection with Katene Road.

  17. The zone travels south west along Katene Road until the intersection with Whenuku Road.

  18. The zone travels north overland to meet the Waingongoro River. No addresses on Whenuku Road are in zone.

  19. The zone follows the Waingongoro River south until adjacent to the end of Burgon Road.

  20. The zone travels north west on Burgon Road until the intersection with Division Road East.

  21. The zone travels west along Division Road East until the intersection with Ahipaipa Road.

  22. The zone continues along Division Road West until its end.

  23. The zone travels north west overland to meet the intersection of Normanby Road and Inaha Road. 307 and 273 Inaha Road are not in zone.

  24. The zone travels west along Normanby Road until the intersection with Kokiri Road.

  25. The zone travels north along Kokiri Road until the intersection with Palmer Road.

  26. The zone travels north west overland to meet the intersection of Skeet Road and Manaia Road. No addresses on Manaia Road are included in zone. 1393 and 1390 Skeet Road are in zone.

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.

Special Programmes

This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a Special programme approved by the Secretary.

Out of Zone Enrolments

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 this priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.

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 any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants.

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 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.