Enrolment Scheme

Arahoe School currently has an enrolment scheme. The school caters for learners in Years 1-6. Students living within the determined school zone will have absolute right to enrolment at Arahoe School.  Enrolment packs are available from the office. 

We strongly recommend you enrol as early as possible to ensure your child gets to visit the class in advance of starting school.

The Arahoe School board advises that as a result of our October 2023, ballot a number of out-of-zone vacancies  at Year 0/1 level are available for immediate enrolment through to the end of 2024. 

For more information contact: reception@arahoe.school.nz or download our enrolment form

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Out of Zone Enrolments

The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol any children turning 5 years old this year at Arahoe School, as there is still a small number of places available from last year's ballot.

For parents living outside our school zone with children turning 5 in 2025, a new ballot will take place later this year and will be announced by the end of August. 

We are currently not accepting enrolments from students in Years 2–6 who live outside our school zone.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office. Enrolment forms can be downloaded here or collected from the school office.  Once completed these can be submitted to the office. 

Order of Priority for Ballots

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority: 

1. First Priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in any special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education (not applicable for this school). 

2. Second Priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students. 

3. Third Priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students. 

4. Fourth Priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

5. 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. 

6. 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. 

Home Zone Description

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

Starting at the intersection of Titirangi Road (260-270 even numbers only included) and West Lynn Road, travel east along West Lynn Road and south along Willerton Avenue (33, 38 and above included). Travel east along Hutchinson Avenue (39, 52 and above included). Travel south along but west of Gardner Avenue (excluded) to and south along Astley Avenue (95, 122 and above included) and east along Akehurst Avenue (odd numbers only included). Cross the Golf Course to the intersection of Portage Road (excluded) and Golf Road (odd numbers only included), travel west along Golf Road to and North along the centre of Titirangi Road, 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. 

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.