Paraparaumu College is experiencing steady roll growth. In discussions about our site and building capacity, we have agreed with the Ministry of Education to implement an enrolment scheme because of the concern about the risk of overcrowding at our school.
This enrolment scheme came into effect from 1 February 2020.
ENROLMENT PROCEDURE FOR 2022
The enrolment form for 2022 is available below and also from the College Office. Enrolments are not complete until all requested information is provided.
Please note: Out of zone enrolments for 2022 are complete.
You are welcome to scan and email the enrolment form along with all attachments that are required. Please scan and email to: Cathy Lawry, Principal’s PA Email: Lwc@pc.school.nz
To check if you are within the Paraparaumu College Home Zone, please click here
Below is the description of our enrolment scheme home zone. This is a reinstatement of our former zone with some minor modifications:
All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
In the south the scheme runs along the intersection of Marine Parade and Toru Road, along Toru Road to the airport and following the airport boundary north along Dakota Rd – Magrath Ave to Kāpiti Road, then along both sides of Kāpiti Road to the old State Highway, up the old State Highway to the intersection of Ruahine Street (including Nikau Valley). The scheme runs east until the top of the Akatarawa summit. The scheme runs along until it meets Hadfield Road. The scheme then runs north up State Highway One to Te Kowhai Road and Gary Road. The scheme then runs back along to coast to the intersection of Marine Parade and Toru Road.
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All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the scheme unless otherwise stated.
This will mean the children from families who live in our home zone will have the absolute right to enrol at Paraparaumu College. All other enrolments will be subject to the enrolment scheme legislation. All children currently enrolled and enrolled before the scheme commences shall be considered as ‘in zone’ students.
Enrolment Scheme legislation defines the priority of enrolment for students who live outside the home zone:
|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 applicants who are children of former students.|
|Fifth priority||Will be given to applicants who are 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.|
The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student’s usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means that if you currently live at an in-zone address but move to an out-of-zone address before your child’s first day of attendance at the College, your child will not be entitled to enrol at the College.
The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should also be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority in enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be only temporary, eg:
- renting accommodation in-zone on a short-term basis,
- arranging temporary board in-zone with a relative or family friend,
- using the in-zone address of a relative or friend as an “address of convenience” with no intention to live there on an ongoing basis.
If the College learns that a student is no longer living at the in-zone address given at the time of application for enrolment, and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary in-zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment at the College, then the Board may review the enrolment. Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the Board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under The Education and Training Act 2020