Newton Central School Enrolment Scheme

Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below, and as shown on the attached map, shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

Starting at the intersection of Williamson Avenue, Harcourt Street (excluded) and Schofield Street (excluded) travels east along Williamson Avenue to Ponsonby Road.

Travel south east along the centre of Ponsonby Road (86 and below, even numbers only included), to the east along centre Karangahape Road (72-582, even numbers only included) to the Symonds Street.

Travel south along Symonds Street (82-116, even numbers only included), west along Alex Evans Street and south along St Benedict Street.

Travel east along Newton Road to Symonds Street.

Travel south along Symonds Street (109-250 excluded) and south east along Mt Eden Road (26, 97 and below included) to the railway line.

Follow the railway line west to Sandringham Road (excluded).

Travel north and west along New North Road (587, 570 and below included) to Western Springs Road (excluded) and encompassing all of First, Second, Third and Fourth Avenues.

Travel north on School Road to the motorway east to and north along Commercial Road.

Travel east long Great North Road (335, 370 and below included), north along Elgin Street and west along Williamson Avenue back to the starting point.

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.

Proof of residence within the Home Zone will be required. This must be in the form of a current rates bill, electricity bill or tenancy agreement.

If you are in zone and wish to request an enrolment pack, please send your name and address details to julie@newton.school.nz


Special Programme Enrolment Scheme


Te Whānau Rumaki o Te Uru Karaka (total immersion in Te Reo Maori) and Te Whānau Awahou o Te Uru Karaka (Bi-lingual education in te Reo Maori) are our special programmes at Newton Central School, with each group accepting a maximum of 51 students in each unit.

Whānau are expected to be a contributing member of the whānau collective and be committed to the Special Programme’s kaupapa, tikanga and values.

All students who live within the Home Zone and who meet the criteria for entry into the special programme will be enrolled ahead of out of zone students.


Special Programme Enrolment Criteria

Te Whānau Rumaki o Te Uru Karaka:

Te Whānau Rumaki o Te Uru Karaka is based on Kaupapa Māori principles, practices and pedagogy and operates a Level 1 Maori Medium Programme, which means 81 – 100% of the curriculum is taught in Te Reo Māori.

Entry Criteria:

Entry criteria is determined by a Tono process, in which an interview takes place between the parents, and staff and whānau representatives. Decision on entry will be based on:

  • A high level of fluency in te reo Māori, as assessed by Kaiako through oral interaction with children
  • A commitment from the applicant’s whānau to use te Reo in the family home, with at least one member of the whānau living with the child having a high level of fluency in reo.
  • A high level of fluency in te reo Māori, as assessed by Kaiako through oral interaction with children.
  • A commitment from the applicant’s whānau to use te Reo in the family home, with at least one member of the whānau living with the child having a high level of fluency in reo.
  • Entrants are expected to have graduated from (attended for two years) a Kohanga Reo or Puna Reo or have been brought up in a home environment where te reo is the first language and are able to engage in everyday conversation through the medium of Te Reo Māori
  • A commitment from parents to take an active role in their child’s education throughout their child’s attendance at school by contributing to the unique nature of the special programme. This will involve regular attendance to whānau hui and community initiated activities.


Te Whānau Awahou o Te Uru Karaka:

Te Whānau Awa Hou o Te Uru Karaka is also based on kaupapa Māori principles, practices and pedagogy and operates a Level 2 Maori Medium Programme which means 51 – 80% of the curriculum is taught in Te Reo Māori.

Entry Criteria:

Entry criteria is determined by a Tono process, in which an interview takes place between the parents, and staff and whānau representatives. Decision on entry will be based on:

  • Whilst the level of reo your child currently has will not determine entry into the programme for younger children, there must be acceptance that Awahou is a Māori-medium pathway.
  • Acceptance that acquisition of reo Māori is a priority and there must be a commitment from the applicant’s whānau to use te reo at home.
  • At least one member of the whānau living with the child learning reo Māori or have some fluency in reo.
  • A commitment from parents to take an active role in their child’s education throughout their child’s attendance at school by contributing to the unique nature of the special programme. This will involve regular attendance to whānau hui and community initiated activities.


Please note that a high level of fluency in te reo Māori, as assessed by kaiako through oral interaction with children is required for entry into this programme for years 3-6 as there is increased immersion in the classroom across these years.


Out of Zone Enrolments


Each year the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year (if any) 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:

will be given to any applicant who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programmes:

1. Te Whānau Rumaki o Te Uru Karaka – Level 1 total Immersion Year 1 – 6;

2. Te Whānau Awahou o Te Uru Karaka – Level 1 Immersion Years 3 – 6;

3. Te Whānau Awahou o Te Uru Karaka – Level 2 Immersion Years 1- 2;

The closing date for priority 1 applications is Friday 29th September 2017. (download a first priority application here)

SECOND PRIORITY:

must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of current students.

The closing date for second priority applications is Wednesday 18th October 2017. (download a second priority application here)

THIRD PRIORITY:

must be given to any student who is the sibling of former students.

The closing date for third priority applications is Wednesday 18th October 2017. (download a third priority application here)

FOURTH PRIORITY:

must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student

The closing date for fourth priority applications is Wednesday 18th October 2017. (download a fourth priority application here)

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FIFTH PRIORITY:

must 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.

The closing date for fifth priority applications is Wednesday 18th October 2017. (download a fifth priority application here)

SIXTH PRIORITY:

must be given to all other applicants.

The closing date for sixth priority applications is Wednesday 18th October 2017. (download a sixth priority application here)



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 must 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 the 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.