To determine that an enrolee and family live in-zone, specific documentation (as per the requirements below) must be produced and verified before a child can be enrolled.
The Gardens School is bound by the law relating to the operation of enrolment schemes as stated in the Education Act (1989). We are unable to enrol students who cannot meet the Ministry of Education expectations for proof of address.
Under Section 15 sub-section 240 (1) of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003, providing false and incorrect information constitutes obtaining by deception a benefit by making false representation intended to deceive. The information you provide must be true and correct and you acknowledge, by signing any of our enrolment forms, that you understand the implications of fraudulently providing false details.
Please see the zone map attached below. This yellow shaded area outlines our school zone (please note, all of Henriette Place IS included). If you are uncertain whether your home is in-zone, please contact the school directly.
If you are living in-zone and have a child due to start school, or have moved in-zone and have children to transfer from another school, please complete the pre-enrolment form, which you can access via the link below.
The Gardens School follows a cohort entry procedure for children starting school as New Entrants.
Cohort entry is about helping children settle better in school. There is evidence that starting school alongside other children helps build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life. It can also mean less disruption for new entrant teachers who are able to prepare for groups of children arriving on a specific date, rather than on an individual and ad hoc basis throughout the year.
Pre-visits and parent information sessions will be scheduled for the end of the term prior to a child starting and we encourage attendance at these.
Children will be able to start school at the beginning of the term closest to their fifth birthday, or the beginning of a later term if parents wish to wait longer before starting their child at school (children must be enrolled to start school by their sixth birthday).
The Board will consider applications from out-of-zone siblings of current students (Category 2) twice per year, in March and September. If enough places are deemed availble, a ballot will be held.
No other out-of-zone places are currently available.
The Board will not consider applications previously found to be fradulent, or suspected to be fraudulant, under ANY out-of-zone ballot.
The Board will take action against fradulent enrolment applications, under the Crimes Ammendment Act.