Enrolments

The enrolment process for 2021 commenced at the start of Term 3, ie Monday 20th July 2020.

 

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Enrolment applications for out of zone students in 2021 have now closed.

 

Enrolment application forms for in zone students are available to download below. If you are unsure whether you are residing in zone or out of zone for our school, please check our zone map on our website or email our school office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Can you please bring completed in zone enrolments applications in to the school at 39 Somerville Road, Howick, as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can email the form and all supporting documentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Download

 

icon download Enrolment Form 

 

icon download Important Enrolment Information

 

icon downloadSIS Prospectus

 

Ministry of Education Guidelines

Declaration of Usual Place of Residence

 

Please be aware of Ministry of Education Guidelines regarding in zone enrolments.

 

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 school, your child will not be entitled to enrol at the school.

 

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.

Before enrolment takes place (ie before attendance begins), if the board has reasonable grounds for believing that the given in zone address will not be a genuine, ongoing living arrangement, the board may withdraw any offer of a place which it may have made on the basis of the given address.

 

After attendance has begun, if the school 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 school, 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 section 110A of the Education Act 1989.

 

Annual enrolment process

Term 3

August: Somerville Principal, School Deputy Principal and Year 7 Deputy Principal visit main contributing schools. Enrolment application forms are handed out.
Out of zone applications accepted (dependent on availability of spaces). 

September: Ballot for out of zone applicants, conducted if necessary. Date dated for 2020 to be confirmed.
Applicants notified.

Student information/profile sheets collected from contributing schools.

Term 4

November: Orientation visits by year 6 students to attend Somerville Intermediate.
New parent evening.